The Yachtmaster qualification is the industry standard for those wanting to work in the yachting industry perhaps as a charter or delivery skipper or the first step towards becoming an instructor.
We specialise in offering Yachtmaster training based around your practical experience and theoretical knowledge.
For the very experienced skipper we offer a five day preparation course followed by the Yachtmaster exam. Please note this is not a teaching course. It is designed to sharpen your existing skills prior to the exam and to give you a chance to familiarise yourself with the boat, your fellow crew members and the exam area.
For the less experienced we offer training covering all aspects of the Yachtmaster syllabus from practical navigation and boat handling to seamanship and safety. The training might be combined with a mile builder trip if you need to log more qualifying miles. We will teach or revise the Yachtmaster theory course as required during the practical training. We deliver the Yachtmaster training in one or two week blocks and find that most students need between two and ten weeks depending on previous experience. We will not put students forward for the exam until both us and the student agree that he or she is ready.
If you have a suitable boat of your own or access to a boat, why not do the Yachtmaster training in the familiar surroundings of your own boat. Our instructors are happy to travel to your location and and offer you training in your home waters.
For those of you who want to move to the next level we can arrange the Yachtmaster Ocean theory course and Oral exam.
Yachtmaster Exam Requirements
Previous Experience Required: 30 days aboard, 2 days as skipper, 800 miles logged,(within 10 years prior to the exam) 12 night hours (Half the qualifying seatime must have been conducted in tidal waters and at least half the qualifyinf sea time must be on a vessel between 7m & 24m and ,80gt). VHF operators certificate, valid First Aid certificate. If an RYA Coastal Skipper completion certificate is held only 400 miles required.
Previous Experience Required: 50 days aboard, 5 days as skipper, 2500 miles logged, 5 passages of over 60 miles including 2 overnight and 2 as skipper (Half the qualifying seatime must have been conducted in tidal waters and at least half the qualifying sea time must be on a vessel between 7m & 24m and ,80gt).. VHF radio operators certificate and a valid First Aid Certificate.
For full details of the Yachtmaster requirements go to the RYA web site. Yachtmaster Offsore requirements
It is essential that you have everything in place before the exam. We strongly recommend that you contact us in advance to discuss your certificates, skills and experience. We are more than happy for you to email over your passage log so we can ensure it meets the requirements for the exam. You will also find an example in the resources link below.