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RYA Yachtmaster Preparation - Motor

The RYA Yachtmaster is one of the most useful and credible of all yachting qualifications. It thoroughly tests your ability as a skipper, and can therefore appear daunting to potential candidates.

Our RYA Yachtmaster Prep course aims to refine your existing skills and abilities as a skipper and sailor. We will assess and work on skippering and navigational techniques, close quarter boat handling skills, man overboard recovery, pilotage, passage planning and much more. At the start of the week the instructor will assess your abilities, strengths and weaknesses, through coaching and practise during the five days these areas will be strenghtened. You will be debriefed on a daily basis and through discussion any areas which require improvement will be the focus. With practice and thorough preparation, you should be able to relax sufficiently to let your skills shine through any exam nerves.

Course Information

We include everything you will need with your course fee:
  •     5 days Top Notch Tuition!!
  •     Accommodation on board with a pillow!
  •     All food on board - three meals a day plus snacks and refreshments
  •     All mooring fees and marina costs
  •     Use of waterproof clothing
  •     Use of personal safety equipment
  •     Any incurred fuel costs
Topics for this course include the following:
  • International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea
  • Safety
  • Boat Handling
  • Pilotage in good and restricted visibilty
  • Passage planning plus passage making considerations
  • General seamanship, including maintenance
  • Responsibilities of the Skipper

The course will start and end at Haslar Marina, Gosport - PO12 1NU

We typically visit some of these ports and harbours

  • Cowes
  • Hamble
  • Southampton
  • Beaulieu
  • Yarmouth
  • Lymington
  • Chichester
  • Poole
Before attending the Yachtmaster prep course you should have completed the Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster theory course.

In addition you should have the following experience:
  • 2,500 logged miles 
  • 50 days sea time
  • 5 days as Skipper 
  • 5 passages of over 60 miles including 2 overnight and 2 as Skipper
The minimum age required to attend this course is 18+ years.

You should also hold the VHF Operator's Certificate and a valid First Aid Certificate.

How do I Book?

Check out the available course dates and then contact us or book online. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact Lou or Jim for more information.

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