RYA/MCA Yachtmaster® Offshore Preparation & Exam
Preparation: This preparation course is designed for those who wish to take the RYA / MCA Yachtmaster Offshore examination. You will spend five days onboard the yacht with one of our fully qualified professional RYA Yachtmaster instructors prior to taking the RYA / MCA Yachtmaster Offshore examination. The course gives potential Yachtmasters the opportunity to thoroughly revise both practical and theoretical subjects.
The instructor will tailor the course to your needs but our experience usually leads us to emphasize the following subjects: Passage Planning, Skippering Techniques, Man-overboard Recovery, Meteorology, Close Quarters Handling and Pilotage in Restricted Visibility. Sailing will be in local waters as it is normally found that at this level boat handling in close quarters is required rather than long crossings.
Exam: A qualified RYA Yachtmaster Examiner independent of our Training Centre will give you the chance to demonstrate that you are a competent skipper of an offshore cruising yacht. You should be prepared to answer questions on any part of the syllabus of any RYA Sail Cruising course (except Yachtmaster Ocean) and you are expected to show competence based on broad experience. Prove that you can take full responsibility for the management of the yacht, the crew and the passages. Demonstrate that you as a skipper are familiar with the handling and other characteristics of any vessel you take to sea.
Students to Instructor Ratio
5:1 maximum on all practical courses
Pre–learning, exams and courses are delivered in English
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After passing the exam: You are a qualified RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Offshore.
Certificate: The RYA will award successful candidates with an RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Offshore Certificate of Competence.