Yachtmaster coastal & Yachtmaster Offshore practical exam.

The Yachtmaster is an experienced yachtsman, competent to skipper a cruising yacht on any passage during which the yacht is no more than 150 miles from the harbour. The main aspects of this examination are: Seamanship, offshore and coastal navigation, pilotage and meteorology. We can prep you for this exam.

Yachtmaster Offshore prep and exam.

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Assumed Knowledge: Navigation to YM theory level with extensive hands on experience
Prep Content: Offshore & coastal navigation, pilotage & meteorology, boat handling, navigation aids, skippering skills, delegation skills, Safe operating procedures.
RYA/DoT Yachtmaster Offshore Exam (8-12 hour exam for one candidate, 10-18 hours for two.)  Required experience and certification.

Minimum Seatime within ten years of exam:


50 days, 2,500 miles, including at least 5 passages over 60 miles measured along the rhumb line from the port of departure to the destination, acting as a skipper for at least two of these passages, and including two which have involved overnight passages

Certificates required: A restricted (VHF only) Radio Operators Certificate
First Aid qualification

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