RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Preparation/Practical

Yachtmaster Course Information

This course is usually taken after the student has completed their Yachtmaster Offshore Theory. Zephyr also offer a full Yacht Masters package to cover VHF, theory and yacht masters practical.

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.

Yachtmaster Offshore Course Requirements

Duration: 4 days prep

To take the Practical examination, candidates must be ages 18 or over and require:
•Valid first aid certificate
•50 days at sea
•2,500 sea miles including at least 5 passages over 60 miles acting as skipper for at least 2 of these passages and including 2 of which have involved overnight passages
•5 days experience as skipper
*Half the qualifying sea time must have been conducted in tidal waters e.g. outside the Med and at least 1250 miles on vessel of less than 24 meters


If you do not have enough seatime to attend the Yachtmaster Offshore practical exam you could have enough seatime to challange the Yachtmaster Coastal:

Yachtmaster Coastal exam pre-requisites:

Candidates must be ages 17 or over and require:
•Valid first aid certificate
•30 days at sea
•800 miles (12 nights hours)
•2 days experience as skipper
*Half the qualifying seatime must have been conducted in tidal waters and up to 50% of the qualifying mileage and days on vessels up to 24 m

(If you hold the Coastal Skipper course certificate the Yachtmaster Coastal exam pre-requistes are reduced to 20 days, 2 days as skipper, 400 miles, 12 night hours)

Contact Zephyr-Yachting today for more information. 



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