RYA Yachtmaster Course
Coastal & Offshore Preparation
5 Day Course (Sat - Wed)
Plus Exam

RYA Yachtmaster Course
5 Day Prep Courses £699 + Exam Fees

RYA Yachtmaster Coastal & RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Certificates of Competence are gained by examination and are conducted by RYA Yachtmaster examiners who are independent of sailing schools.

We run a continuous 5 day RYA Yachtmaster Course directly followed by the exam. It is a flexible course designed deliberately to fine tune your existing skills and to take into account the different needs of each candidate on the course.

£699 Own Sleeping Area

Please note that all our RYA Yachtmaster courses are mostly run with 3 students occasionally 4 offering everyone more hands on time to prepare for the exam.

During the course whilst you will cover all aspects of the sail training scheme the focus is very much on advanced boat & sail handling as well as practicing your navigation skills under exam conditions.


Pre-course experience
Yachtmaster Coastal
  • 30 days sea time
  • 2 days as skipper
  • 800 miles
  • 8 night hours
  • 12 night hours

If you have a Coastal Skipper Practical Course Completion Certificate the seatime requirement is reduced to 20 days, (2 days as skipper), 400 miles and 12 night hours.

Pre-course experience
Yachtmaster Offshore
  • 30 days sea time
  • 50 days sea time
  • 5 days as skipper
  • 2500 miles
  • 5 passages over 60nm
  • 2 passages overnight
  • 2 as skipper

Please note that all sea time gained during this course will count towards the pre exam requirements detailed below.

Note. The exam will commence directly after the course either on the Wednesday evening or the Thursday morning. The duration of the exam will vary depending on the number and level of candidates onboard.

*Exam fees are payable directly to the examiner.

Yachtmaster Offshore Exam Fee – £210
Yachtmaster Coastal Exam Fee – £181

Full details of the RYA Yachtmaster Course are available on the RYA’s Website.

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For Yachtmaster courses the maximum number of students is 4, however we prefer to run our Yachtmaster courses with a maximum of 3 students.

Given the intensive nature of the course this gives everyone their own accommodation space and with less people onboard you get more hands on time.

All in all we feel that this creates a better learning environment.

*The saloon is classed as an own cabin sleeping area.

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5 Day course (Sat – Wed)
+ 2 days exam (Thur / Fri)
£699 excludes exam fees*
Own Sleeping Area
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Start times Friday 1900 – Friday 1600** subject to duration of exam

* Exam fees are not included and should be paid direct to the Examiner

Yachtmaster Offshore Exam Fee – £210
Yachtmaster Coastal Exam Fee – £181

What is included

  • Accommodation onboard.
  • Mooring Fees.
  • All breakfasts, lunches, snacks and soft drinks.
  • Most evening meals are taken ashore at the students cost. (We provide one evening meal for the night sail)

Our principal training yachts are a Dufour 385, a Beneteau Oceanis 37 and a Dufour 365.

These are some of the most popular modern production yachts on the market today and offer excellent handling and sailing performance.

Fully equipped to the required standards they also boast some additional inventory to add to your enjoyment & comfort onboard.

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