Practical » RYA Yachtmaster Offshore / Coastal

Who is it for?

The RYA Yachtmaster Offshore / Coastal is a challenging personal objective for you as an experienced skipper wanting to develop your skills further. It is also an essential qualification for professional skippers wanting to work in the maritime industry.

Pre-requirements (RYA Yachtmaster Offshore)

– Minimum age: 18 years old ( Yachtmaster Coastal: 17 y.o.)
– 2,500 miles on a sailing yacht, half of which in tidal waters
– at least 5 passages over 60 miles each, of which at least two as skipper and 2 overnight passages
– 5 days as skipper
– 50 days onboard
– 8 night hours

It is however recommended that you have much more experience as skipper than listed above, and have taken the Yachtmaster shorebased theory course. Candidates must also be holding:
– a valid SRC Marine Radio License
– a valid First Aid certificate

For Yachtmaster Coastal the minimum requirements are: 800 miles, 30 days onboard, 2 days as skipper and 12 night hours sailing

What do you get?

This is not a pre-defined course, but rather a ‘preparation week’. Time will be spent refreshing and refining your skills to help you sustain the Yachtmaster Offshore exam. This lasts between 8 and 12 hours per candidate and will be carried out by an external examiner. After the five days preparation you will:

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– have practiced a number of manoeuvres under sail and under engine

– have practised and refined your passage planning skills

– be able to confidently lead a crew in the execution of a wide range of manoeuvres

– feel confident to sustain and pass the practical exam

– have made lifelong friends!

How to book

Scroll the list of the courses in the box to the right (desktop) or at the bottom (mobile) of the page, choose the date that suits you, and click on it to start the booking process.
If no courses are shown, please give us a call at +43 664 88360842 or send us an email at info@white-wake.com, so we can discuss how we can help

Program – RYA Yachtmaster Offshore

We will spend five days reviewing all fundamental manoeuvres under engine and under sail, including the recovery of a man overboard, coming to and leaving a buoy under sail, dropping anchor under sail, mooring stern-to and alongside, and more. We will also check your theory knowledge and navigation skills by performing a number of navigation exercises like blind navigation, using only traditional methods.
Please note that there is so much we can do in 5 days, so it is important that you already have the basic knowledge and skills to sustain the exam.
The week will be intense and full, however, we will still be visiting many beautiful bays and harbours in Croatia.

With a maximum of 4 students per yacht, your instructors can devote plenty of time to your needs and focus the program on the areas you need most.

At the end of the preparation days you will be taking part in a 2 days assessment from an external examiner!

Cost

1,299 Euro

What’s included and what is not:

Included: 

  • 5 full days tuition from an RYA qualified instructor
  • Accommodation in a shared cabin onboard a modern yacht
  • Two extra days availability of the yacht for the exam
  • Examiner’s travel costs
  • Linens & towels and final boat cleaning
  • Marina fees at home port

Extras:

  • Food and drinks (also for the instructor and examiner)
  • Marina / anchorage fees outside of home port
  • Diesel and Croatian tourist tax (approx 20 Euro p/p)
  • Travel to/from Primosten
  • YM Coastal / Offshore exam fee (currently 193, resp. 224 GBP), payable directly to the RYA

Location & time

Start: Saturday at 14:00
End: Saturday at 9:00

Marina Kremik, Primosten (HR) is conveniently located only 30 min drive from Split International Airport.

Since we want to make the most of our week, the course starts on the Saturday afternoon at 14:00.
Once arrived, we will provision the boat for the week, go through the safety brief and possibly leave already in the evening to make the most of our time aboard.

Departure is foreseen by Saturday morning by 9:00, however it may be that more time is required for the examination due to weather conditions, in which case we may arrive back in the marina later on Saturday

How to book

Scroll the list of the courses in the box to the right (desktop) or at the bottom (mobile) of the page, choose the date that suits you, and click on it to start the booking process.
If no courses are shown, please give us a call at +43 664 88360842 or send us an email at info@white-wake.com, so we can discuss how we can help

For a detailed description of the RYA Yachtmaster Offshore exam expectations click HERE