Yachtmaster Motor 2-Week Package
Yachtmaster Motor 2-Week Package
A Yachtmaster™ Offshore is competent to skipper a cruising yacht on any passage during which the yacht is no more than 150 miles from a safe haven.
The RYA Yachtmaster™ Coastal has the knowledge needed to skipper a yacht on coastal cruises, but does not necessarily have the experience needed to undertake longer passages.
A candidate must present a GMDSS compliant marine radio licence and a valid First Aid course completion certificate to the examiner at the start of the exam. Aigua Sea School can assist with both items. Please let us know when you book your training with us, so we can make the arrangements for you. The examiner may ask to see proof of sea miles therefore please ensure you have a log book and/or testimonials available.
Please do not hesitate to contact the sea school office team if you have any queries.
In stockPlease note that full payment is required two weeks prior to the course start date.
If the course start date is within 2 weeks, and you choose to pay just the deposit at this time, we will contact you shortly to facilitate your final payment.
DAY 1 - DAY 5
Theory will run 09:00hrs to 17:00hrs
If you are taking the exam on Saturday please allow a full day for this
Practical training will run over 5 days from 9-5pm but be aware that start times will vary to allow for the night training hours.
Week 1 – Theory:
The RYA Yachtmaster Coastal and Offshore navigation theory course is an intensive course with at least 40 hours tuition time plus a 6.5 hour exam session. Our expert instructors will take you through the intensive Yachtmaster Theory program using a mixture of tuition aids, from whiteboard to TV screen and hands-on training aids.
You’ll receive a full theory course pack including:
- Course book
- RYA training charts x 2
- RYA training almanac
- Yachtmaster Shorebased exercise book
- 2B pencil
- Plotter and divder
The invigilation of the shorebased exam takes place on the sixth day (Saturday). The shorebased course certificate can only be awarded upon successful completion of the exam. The shorebased certificate does not need to be presented to the practical Yachtmaster examiner.
Week 2 – Practical:
The RYA Yachtmaster Motor Practical training runs from Monday to Friday of the second week of the package. Night training will take place on one evening during the training week so start times vary to allow for the night training exercises. Some theory sessions will be revised each day onboard. The practical exam will take place over the weekend, please allow 48 hours and contact the Aigua Sea School team before you arrange any return flights.
The practical Yachtmaster exam includes an assessment of:
- Your skippering skills
- Boat handling
- General seamanship
- Safety awareness
- Knowledge of the IRPCS and meteorology
You can download a copy of the full Yachtmaster syllabus for your reference from the ‘Downloads’ area in your account.
Every candidate brings their own experiences and knowledge to the exam preparation courses. It is important to appreciate the high level of commitment required to achieve this highly regarded international certificate of competence. You are encouraged to continue your own studies in addition to classroom hours. The Aigua Sea School team are happy to assist with additional homework and/or advice.
The pre-requisites for the RYA Yachtmaster Certificate of Competence can be found on the RYA website.