RYA Yachtmaster Coastal & RYA Yachtmaster Offshore

The RYA Yachtmaster Coastal and RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Certificates of Competence are gained by examinations conducted by Yachtmaster Examiners who are independent of Allabroad Sailing Academy. Attending a period of practical training prior to an exam is a requirement for overseas examinations and also good practice to ensure you have the opportunity to become familiar with the yacht, your crew and the examination cruising area. The cruising area here is perfect for exams with excellent pilotage opportunities and reliable winds and warmer weather helps.   
It is essential that you satisfy all pre-requisites of mileage, experience and courses prior to booking this preparation and exam event. During the preparation week there is opportunity to brush up on some of the areas that may be covered during your exam, however it is not designed to be teaching you skills for the first time. It's about polishing up your performance. You should read the full details of the exam requirements and you can also read the entire scheme syllabus in the G158 log book. We run this event as an intensive 4 days preparing you for your final independent assessment by a RYA Yachtmaster Examiner or you may choose to extend the experience and join the week prior for an additional 5 days of preparation for maximum benefit. This option gives you free time over the middle weekend for revision of instructor highlighted areas.
Yachtmaster Pass with Allabroad

Pre-Requisites Yachtmaster Offshore Sail

Exam fee for this level is currently £224 paid direct to the RYA on your exam form.
  1. Minimum age: Candidates must be aged 18 or over
  2. Radio Operator’s Certificate: A GMDSS compliant Marine Operator's Certificate such as the RYA Short Range Certificate or higher.
  3. Valid First Aid Certificate: RYA First Aid, STCW Elementary First Aid or Sea Fish First Aid are accepted for commercial use.
  4. Documented minimum sea time: completed on sea going sailing yachts in the last ten years, at least half the qualifying sea time must be gained in tidal waters:
    • 50 days at sea on sailing yachts up to 500gt;
    • 5 days experience as skipper on sailing yachts less than 24m LOA;
    • 2500 miles on sailing yachts up to 500gt, half of which must be on vessels less than 24m LOA;
    • 5 passages over 60 miles long, which much include 2 overnight passages and 2 as skipper. See: Information on qualifying passages here
  5. Navigation Theory: Must be to the RYA Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster Theory standards, a certificate issued within two years is recommended, and you must have a thorough knowledge of the collision regulations

Pre-Requisites Yachtmaster Coastal Sail

Exam fee for this level is currently £193 paid direct to the RYA on your exam form
  1. Minimum age: Candidates must be aged 17 or over
  2. Radio Operator’s Certificate: A GMDSS compliant Marine Operator's Certificate such as the RYA Short Range Certificate or higher.
  3. Valid First Aid Certificate: RYA First Aid, STCW Elementary First Aid or Sea Fish First Aid are accepted for commercial use.
  4. Documented minimum sea time: completed on sea going sailing yachts in the last ten years, at least half the qualifying sea time must be gained in tidal waters:
    • 30 days at sea on sailing yachts less than 24m LOA, which may be reduced to 20 days at sea on sailing yachts less than 24m LOA or substituted with 30 days at sea on sailing yachts under 500gt if an RYA Coastal Skipper Practical Completion Certificate is held;
    • 2 days as skipper on a sailing yacht less than 24m LOA;
    • 800 miles on sailing yachts, which may be reduced to 400 miles on sailing yachts less than 24m LOA or substituted with 800 miles at sea on sailing yachts under 500gt if an RYA Coastal Skipper Practical Completion Certificate is held;
    • 12 night hours
  5. Navigation Theory: Must be to the RYA Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster Theory standards, a certificate issued within two years is recommended, and you must have a thorough knowledge of the collision regulations

Schedule:

Four days preparation & the exam over 1 or 2 days

Course Dates Yachtmaster Prep & Exam:

Email with your preferred weeks and we can check the exam schedule for you

What’s Included:

Included in the fee is the MCA RYA Yachtmaster Instructor for 4 days of preparation including a night exercise & the independent MCA RYA Yachtmaster Examiner for 1 or 2 days depending upon the number of exams being conducted

Fresh bed linen & towels, berthing fees, gas, water, electricity, fuel & Spinlock lifejackets; the same the pros choose due to their superior quality and comfort. Welcome pack: tea, fresh ground coffee & instant coffee to get you settled onboard. Breakfast & light lunch is included as part of your course. Candidates love heading out in the evenings to enjoy dinner together at Ocean Villages' fantastic variety of onshore restaurants.

Yachtmaster Sail Preparation Course Price:

  • £750 per person
  • £895 single occupancy private cabin
  • £1500 double occupancy private cabin
  • £2850 private yacht
    • Exam fee is £224 for Yachtmaster Offshore Sail
    • Exam fee is £193 for Yachtmaster Coastal Sail

The next course:

After achieving Yachtmaster you may wish to add a Commercial Endorsement and STCW Basic Safety Training endorsed for wider employment opportunities. You may also like to become Yachtmaster Ocean and start with our RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Theory Online Course or you may have your sights set on joining a RYA Cruising Instructor course in the future.

How to book:

Reserve your place for 24 hours by email info@sailing.gi or call our team in our Gibraltar reception on either number Gibraltar landline 00350 200 50202 or our UK Mobile 0044 7872 223325 which is also set up for WhatsApp messaging services. To confirm your place we require a 20% deposit with the full balance settled 60 days before the start date. We can accept payments by card, see the top menu bar for online bookings, and we also accept direct bank transfers in GBP, Euros, USD and CAD.