RYA Yachtmaster Practical
The Yachtmaster Coastal Practical course and Yachtmaster Offshore practical courses are very similar in the way we run them. They are both a four days of preparation followed by a one day practical examination. Whilst the syllabus for each is very similar, the Offshore candidate requires more logged sea time. The preparation time allows you to familiarise yourself with the examination vessel and area the exam will be run from, as well as polishing your skills up in time for the exam.
The exam will include an assessment of your skippering skills, boat handling, general seamanship, navigation, safety awareness and knowledge of the IRPCS (collision regulations), meteorology and signals. Candidates will be set tasks
to demonstrate their ability and may also be asked questions on any part of the syllabus for all practical and shorebased courses up to Yachtmaster™ Coastal level.
Duration: 5 days including exam
This course is usually taken after the student has completed their Yachtmaster Offshore Theory.
The practical is typically a four day course in preparation for the Yachtmaster Offshore Examination on day 5. During the four days the Instructor will cover:
- International Regulations for Preventing Collisions At Sea
- Boat Handling
- General Seamanship, including maintenance
- Responsibilities of Skipper
Throughout exam, the examiner will be inspecting the student in a captain’s role, checking navigation skills, practical boat handling ability, international regulations and ability to organize your crew under different conditions that may be encountered, this includes day navigation as well as night.
The RYA Yacht Master Offshore Prep course is fashionable for the recreational motor boat user and for the aspiring captains and crew within the yachting industry.
Zephyr Yachting have designed an RYA Yachtmaster Package This 2 week package includes the Theory, VHF SRC, Preparation/Practical for a VERY reasonable price.
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