The RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Offshore Certificate is a recognition of excellent skippering ability, sound knowledge of safety and advanced navigation skills.
During the intensive five-day prep week you will focus on boat handling techniques, pilotage, navigation and man over board, as well as night sailing to familiarise yourself with the local waters and improve your night pilotage skills. You will receive continual feedback to help build your confidence and prepare you for the RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Offshore Exam.
An external RYA Yachtmaster Examiner will step on board on the Friday evening and assessment will continue throughout Saturday. You will be assessed as you skipper the yacht on short passages and demonstrate various skippering techniques.
Join the yacht in Port Hamble Marina on Sunday 7pm, ready to set sail on Monday morning. Stay on board and return briefly to Port Hamble on Friday evening to meet the examiner and start the exam. Exam finishes Saturday, exact exam duration depends on number of candidates.
Before you can undertake the exam, please ensure that you have completed all of the pre-course requirements;
RYA Exam Fee – Payable direct to the RYA