Since you’re already a competent and experienced
skipper there won’t be much teaching. In stead,
one of our Yachtmaster instructors will be your coach and
provide you with constructive feedback throughout
this session. You’ll be put through your paces and
practice pilotage, night navigation, close quarters
manoeuvring under power as well as under sail and
any other areas that might need brushing up. The RYA/MCA
Coastal Certificate of Competence examination is the
next natural step for those who have completed the
RYA Coastal Skipper Practical Course and have
completed some coastal sailing since in order to put
the lessons learnt into practice. 5 days intensive,
advanced level repetition to sharpen up your skills
before taking your RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Coastal Exam.
Exam: A qualified RYA Yachtmaster Examiner
independent of our Training Centre will give you the
chance to demonstrate that you are a competent
Yachtmaster Coastal. Be prepared to answer questions
on any part of the Yachtmaster Coastal syllabus and
show that you can take full responsibility for the
management of the yacht, the crew and the passages.
Prove that you as a skipper are familiar with the
handling and other characteristics of any vessel you
take to sea. It is acceptable if you may not have
had the opportunity to practice all aspects of the
syllabus under a range of different condition.
Required pre-exam experience: 30 days sea
time, 2 days as skipper, 800 miles, 12 night hours
within 10 years prior to examination. If you hold an
RYA Coastal Skipper Practical course
completion certificate the required sea time is
reduced to 20 days, 2 days as skipper, 400 miles and
12 night hours.
Required pre-exam certificates: Restricted
Radio Operator’s Certificate and First Aid
Duration: 5 days Preparation followed by 2
days (4-10 hours per candidate) Examination.
Dates & Prices:See below
After passing the exam: You are a qualified
RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Coastal.
Certificate: The RYA will awarded
successful candidates with an RYA/MCA Yachtmaster
Coastal Certificate of Competence.
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How to pass
your Yachtmaster exam?