Yachtmaster Coastal
A preparation week to become an RYA Yachtmaster Coastal

RYA Yachtmaster Coastal Prep Course & Exam

A preparation week before taking the RYA Yachtmaster Coastal Examination


RYA Yachtmaster Coastal students need to have the knowledge to skipper a sailing yacht on coastal cruises but do not necessarily have the experience needed to undertake longer passages.

This preparation week is an intense week of coaching including plenty of night sailing, sailing and power handling exercises and navigation.  You are expected to have all the knowledge and skills of an experienced Coastal Skipper before joining the preparation week as time for teaching new skills is at a premium.

A week of refreshing and refining skills, to get you ready for your exam at the end of the preparation week.

We can organise an examiner for the final day of the week. Upon achieving your RYA Yachtmaster Coastal Certificate, you will be recognised as an experienced & knowledgeable sailor.

NOTE – all our RYA courses are taught in English.

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What to expect

The preparatory part of the course lasts 5 days, which we run from Monday to Friday. This will be with one of our RYA Yachtmaster Instructors.

After these 5 days, on the Friday evening the instructor will leave the boat and the independent RYA/MCA examiner will board the yacht and start with a crew briefing giving you an idea of what will be required from you over the exam period. Expect to plan passages for day and night and be quizzed up to Yachtmaster Coastal level, emphasis will be on your skippering ability and sailing skills with man overboard under sail, sailing on to mooring buoys and close quarter power handling being at the forefront.

The examiner will also give your instructor a tidal passage for you to have ready on his arrival, expect a plan with multiple hours of tide, tidal gates and shallow harbour entries (usually UK to France). The examiner will go through the passage plan with you, quizzing you to make sure you have a full understanding.

The exam lasts between 6 and 10 hours for 1 candidate and between 8 and 14 hours for 2 candidates.


How you can take the course.

INDIVIDUAL

Join a yacht with other students. We like to teach a maximum of 4 people at a time as we feel it gives each individual that extra attention and time from the instructor and also a comfortable space on board the yacht.

PRICES FOR THE PREPARATION COURSE:

LOW SEASON – £800 PER PERSON

MID SEASON – £920 PER PERSON

HIGH SEASON – £1040 PER PERSON

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Note: Cabin accommodation may be shared and saloon berths may be used

PRIVATE

Charter a yacht for 7 days with partners, friends or family (Suggested Maximum 4 people). Training this way as a familiar small group gives more personalised tuition additional space and comfort.

PRICES FOR THE PREPARATION COURSE:

This is the price of the RYA training yacht PLUS the cost of one of our RYA Instructors. Contact Us for details

Note: Skipper will require a cabin

EXAMINATION COSTS

There is an exam fee to be paid directly to the examiner in cash at £224 per student taking the exam.

Between students taking the exam, you must cover the travel costs of the instructor too.

2021 GROUP COURSE AVAILABILITY:

There are no courses currently scheduled, contact us if you are interested in a particular week

Please Get in touch regarding your individual requirements for this prep week & exam.


What your course includes

  • 7 nights accommodation on board
  • An experienced Yachtmaster Instructor for your coaching
  • Well equipped modern yacht, bed linen, navigational equipment and resources
  • Independent RYA examiner
  • Note: the examination fee is paid directly to the RYA examiner at the time of the examination

Course Details

RYA training center

This course is for individuals

This course lasts 5 days preparation + 2 days exam

Student ratio is 4 students to 1 instructor

REQUIREMENTS

Minimum age

17

  • 30 Days living on board
  • 2 days as skipper
  • 800 miles (at least half of which must be tidal miles)
  • 12 night hours
  • VHF licence
  • First Aid Certificate
  • RYA Yachtmaster theory

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