The Package includes your Shore based Theory followed by Practical preparation.
You will also be signed up for the RYA online essential navigation and seamanship skills course to complete before your training starts, RYA VHF/SRC Online radio course (a pre-requisite for the Yachtmaster exam) and the RYA Professional Practices and Responsibilities course needed to commercially endorse your Yachtmaster.
Zephyr Yachting’s Complete Yachtmaster package includes the Yachtmaster theory, practical preparation, VHF, PPR and online essential navigation all for just €2150
The total cost of these individual courses is: €2990 when you book the package you save an incredible 840 euros!
The Package includes your Shore based Theory followed by Practical preparation. You will also be signed up for the RYA online essential navigation and seamanship skills course to complete before your training starts, RYA VHF/SRC Online radio course (a pre-requisite for the Yachtmaster exam) and the RYA Professional Practices and Responsibilities course needed to commercially endorse your Yachtmaster. (for more information, please see ‘additional online courses’ below)
RYA Yachtmaster Offshore shore based theory (coastal skipper)
Positioning, The Magnetic Compass, Tides, Tidal Streams, Buoyage, Lights, Pilotage, GPS and Chart Plotters, Echo Sounders, Logs, Deck Log, Meteorology, Rule of the Road, Safety at Sea, Navigation in Restricted Visibility, Passage Planning, Marine Environment.
Yachtmaster practical courses, POWER
The preparation part of the week is intended to act as a refresher on pilotage, boat handling, safety, skippering and passage planning. In particular, skills like blind navigation, electronic navigation (radar and GPS), night pilotage and MOB procedure are considered. During the exam, candidates will be set tasks to demonstrate their ability as a Yachtmaster and are asked questions on any part of the syllabus for all practical and shorebased courses up to Yachtmaster level.
RYA ESSENTIAL NAVIGATION & SEAMANSHIP COURSE
This course acts as a great refresher for more experienced crew before the in-depth course.
Course topics include:
Charts and Publications, Safety Engine checks, Buoyage, Tidal awareness, Visual and electronic navigation, Pilotage, Rules of the road, Anchoring, Weather forecasts, Passage planning
RYA Short Range Certificate (VHF)
The RYA Short Range Certificate (SRC) is the minimum qualification required by law to control the operation of VHF and GMDSS (Global Maritime Distress and Safety System) VHF Digital Selective Calling (DSC) equipment on any British flagged vessel voluntarily fitted with a radio.
This includes both fixed and hand held equipment using International channels.
A VHF radio is an important piece of safety equipment on board and it is vital to understand the correct procedures. Unnecessary transmissions could block out a Mayday distress call.
Professional Practices and responsibilities
Professional Practices and Responsibilities (PPR) is a compulsory online course for new and revalidating applicants for RYA Commercial Endorsement to support a skipper’s Certificate of Competence. You do the course in your own time and can start as soon as you are registered.
All new applicants applying for Commercial Endorsement holding one of the certificates below are required to complete the online PPR course.
• Commercial environment – how you fit into the professional maritime world.
• People – the importance of correct manning, keeping your skills up to date and the safe management of commercial vessels.
• Vessel – the compulsory carriage and maintenance of safety equipment and how to create and implement risk control and operating procedures.
• Purpose – making sure your vessel is suitable and legal for the work you are carrying out, your obligations in protecting the environment, appropriate planning and situational awareness.
• Following the modules, there is a mock assessment so you can check you are ready before moving on to the final graded online assessment.”
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