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 on our motor cruiser followed by a one – two 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 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.
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