Yachtmaster Offshore

RYA Yachtmaster Offshore

This is an intensive preparation week before taking the RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Offshore Examination


A Yachtmaster Offshore is competent to skipper a sailing yacht on any passage during which the vessel is no more than 150 miles from harbour.

It is a thorough week of training including plenty of night sailing, sailing exercises and power handling exercises, navigation and passage planning.  Early in the week your instructor will assess your strong points and weaknesses and concentrate on coaching you through any areas needed to pass the examination.  You will be thoroughly debriefed by your instructor throughout the week so you have plenty of time to focus on those weaker areas.

At the end of the week an external RYA/MCA examiner will come on board to conduct the exam which normally takes around 12 hours per candidate.

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How you can take the course.


Please contact us regarding your individual requirements for this prep week.

Course Details

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This course is for individuals.


Minimum age


  • 50 Days seatime
  • At least 5 passages over 60 miles in which at least 2 were as skipper and 2 which have involved overnight passages.
  • 2500 miles (half in tidal waters)
  •  VHF licence
  • First Aid Certificate

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