RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Coastal
|Cost:||£699 (+ exam fee to examiner)|
|Course Duration:||6 days|
|Prior Experience:||Specific pre-requisites required|
The RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Coastal Course is the beginning of the MCA ladder of examined qualifications, and upon successful completion demonstrates your competence to skipper a yacht on longer coastal cruises.
If you aren't sure which of the Yachtmaster exams are for you, or whether to do the Coastal Skipper or Yachtmaster Coastal then read our "Coastal Thingy" blog which explains the differences.
The 5-day prep week allows you to familiarise yourself with your yacht and crew and practice your boat handling and navigation, ahead of your RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Coastal exam. Upon successfully passing the exam you will receive the RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Coastal Certificate of Competence (additional exam fee payable to the examiner).
Minimum sea-time pre-requisites:
Please ensure you can demonstrate (in a log book):
- Logged 30 days, 2 days as skipper (or 20 days*)
- Logged 800nM, 12 night hours (or 400nM*)
- RYA Yachtmaster/Coastal Theory or equivalent knowledge (our 1-day Yachtmaster Theory refresher is ideal revision)
- RYA VHF & First Aid Certificates
- Minimum age 17
*reduction applies to holders of the RYA Coastal Skipper certificate.
If you need to gain more experience or log more tidal miles, consider joining one of our delivery trips or milebuilders.
Format:You will join the yacht and crew in Port Hamble Marina at 7pm on the evening before the course, (eg 7pm Sunday evening ready for a prompt start on Monday morning). The preparation time finishes at 4pm on the Friday and the examiner will step on board from 5pm. The exam will last 6-10 hours per candidate so you usually finish Saturday afternoon, occasionally later into the evening.
Cost: £699pp (plus additional exam fee payable to examiner)
What is included:
Staying on board overnight (please bring a sleeping bag), all breakfast, lunch and refreshments and 4 dinners on board included. Tuition from an RYA Yachtmaster Instructor. Loan of wet weather gear included and all boat costs and mooring fees.
How to Book: Please download the booking form above and email to us. Payment can be made by card over the phone or by bank transfer to the details shown on the FAQ page
For more information contact our shore-support team on 02380 456 360 or email email@example.com.
Next Steps: You should seek a variety of sailing opportunities to gain experiences to build on your knowledge and gain further miles to work towards your RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Offshore. Read our becoming a confident skipper blog for ideas.
You can charter a yacht from us in the UK or abroad to gain more skippering experience, or consider joining one of our milebuilding cruises and deliveries, or even try Yacht Racing with us!