Yachtmaster

Yachtmaster offshore certificate of competence

A RYA Yachtmaster Certificate of Competence is often the ultimate aim of aspiring skippers. It is a well known, highly respected qualification worldwide, proving your experience and competence as a skipper.

The Yachtmaster offshore is an important international yachting certificate of competence. We have sucessfully trained client from over 30 nationalities.

It signifies that a skipper is competent on a yacht to make passages up to 150nm from harbour.

The Yachtmaster qualification is an aspiration for many yachtsmen and a key achievement for those wishing to follow a professional career in yachting.

Many of the top yachts in the world trust us to train their crews.

Eclipse and paddle steamer on the clyde. preparing for tidal yachtmaster?
Eclipse and paddle steamer on the clyde.
preparing for tidal yachtmaster?

The RYA/MCA indicate that there is no formal course to apply for a Yachtmaster assessment exam just a lot of knowledge and experience of differing sailing environments, sufficient command experience and seatime.

In our experience, your chances of being successful will be greatly enhanced by competing the RYA yachtmaster theory course and undertaking our Practical course of preparation, prior to the exam.

What to expect

The yachtmaster assessment will push you to the limits of your practical and theoretical knowledge. It is the most exhausting and exciting experience, regardless of the weather conditions. The RYA pre requirements are the minimum,the exam can cover anything in the entire yachting syllabus. .

We work with some of the top examiners and assessors in the RYA system. They have had decades of experience and they will try to put you at ease in order that you demonstrate your full potential.

The Yachtmaster offshore is obtained by examination which involves exercises, challenges and tasks from any part of the syllabus is to demonstrate the ability and confidence of the skipper.

We help you prepare for the exam look at your strengths and weaknesses.

We can then build a on the areas that need developed to put you in the best position for the exam.  This is typically 4-5 days depending on the breadth of experience.

We will work with you to prepare you for this important challenge and tell you if you are not ready.

We make a commitment to work with you until successful if you put the effort in.


So,what is involved in the exam and are you ready!

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A separate exam fee is payable to the RYA for examinations. These must be arranged well in advance.

we will discuss your experience prior to starting the course. If you don’t have enough Tidal miles, we regularly run Tidal Mile-Building trips.

We regularly hold 60-mile passages for prospective yachtmaster s to build the skipper and crews day and night command skills.

The yachtmaster certificate of competence can be commercially endorsed to enable you to work in a wide range of yachting internationally.

Working with a Yachtmaster™ Coastal certificate

A commercially endorsed Yachtmaster™ Coastal Certificate of Competence will enable you to skipper vessels up to 24 metres in length, operating in category 3,4,5, and 6 waters - up to 20 miles from a safe haven.

Working with a Yachtmaster™ Offshore certificate

A commercially endorsed Yachtmaster Offshore Certificate of Competence will enable you to work as a Master of commercial vessels of up to 200gt in category 1 to 6 waters - that is up to 150 miles from a safe haven.

This Certificate of Competence can used commercially in its own right, or as a pre-requisite for the MCA's Officer of the Watch qualification, which enables you to work worldwide on vessels of up to 3000gt.

Working with a Yachtmaster™ Ocean certificate

A commercially endorsed Yachtmaster™ Ocean Certificate of Competence will enable you to work worldwide as a Master of commercial vessels of up to 200gt.

This Certificate of Competence can be used commercially in its own right. It is also a pre-requisite for the MCA's Chief Mate, Master 500 and Master 3000 qualifications.

The commercial opportunities on completion.

The commercial endorsement requirements.