Sailing school
Sailing School

Yachtmaster Coastal & Offshore - £748 per person (+ exam fee)

Duration: 5 days preparation, 2 Days exam

These qualifications are internationally recognised and respected throughout the yachting world. They remain an excellent test of our ability to skipper a vessel in a safe, knowledgeable and efficient manner. From a commercial viewpoint these exams are mandatory for anyone wishing to take charge of a vessel and be responsible for others at sea. From a personal view these exams offer a serious challenge and are a true test of your competence at sea.

Pre-course Requirement Yachtmaster Coastal

The minimum pre-course experience required:

Pre-course Requirement Yachtmaster Offshore

The minimum pre-course experience required:

5 day preparation

Onboard, emphasis will be on polishing up; close quarter sailing, boat handling skills, efficient sailing, skippering ability, passage planning, chart work and navigation. We will assess your areas for development and concentrate on a thorough airing of all exam requirements. The week is fairly intensive, with your instructor testing your depth of knowledge and asking for demonstrations of sound seamanship. The 5 day course is designed to hone in on and polish candidate's knowledge, skill and competencies, we do not expect to deliver new skill training during the preparation week. Candidates should bring their personal log books detailing the required experience.

The exam

Candidates will be given the opportunity, over the two days, to demonstrate knowledge or competence in many areas of the exam syllabus.

  1. International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea
  2. Safety
  3. Boat Handling
  4. General seamanship, including maintenance
  5. Responsibilities of skipper
  6. Navigation
  7. Meteorology
  8. Signals

In each section the examiner will expect to see the candidate take full responsibility for the management of the yacht and crew.

Preparing for the Yachtmaster Coastal & Offshore

To build the required days at sea, log your nautical sea miles, and an opportunity of honing skippering skills, join us on one of our Adventure Cruises. We offer great sailing holidays from Neyland to Southern Ireland, the Scilly Isles and Scotland. As well as gaining invaluable log book entries, you can enjoy the unique, sociable mix of good company and great sailing and, probably, the odd pint of real ale too!

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For full details on dates and prices for our 2019 Sail School programme and book your place on board.
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OR give us a call on 01646 602 500