The holders of MCA / RYA Yachtmaster Coastal certificate with commercial endorsement can skipper a commercial yacht <200 GT up to 60 miles from safe heaven day or night.

The MCA / RYA Yachtmaster Coastal certificate is a great achivement for those who want to start a career in yachting as well for recrational sailors who want to expand their knowledge and improve their skippering skills.

The duration of the preparation is 5 days followed by a 1 to 2 days exam depending on the number of candidates. The 5 days preparation is quite intense en route from Lefkas to Corfu and is conducted by experienced Yachtmaster instructors to already experienced sailors with deep knowledge of theory. During the preparation your instructor will coach you accordingly in order to fill any gaps and improve any weaknesses of yours.

The duration of the exam is 6 to 10 hours per candidate, in which you will have to demonstrate a wide breadth of existing knowledge and skippering skills. The exam takes place at Corfu.

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  • 2 days as skipper
  • 800 miles
  • 12 night hours
  • Half the qualifying sea time must be conducted in tidal waters

* Reduced to 20 days, 2 days as skipper, 400 miles, 12 night hours for RYA Coastal Skipper certificate holders
** All qualifying sea time must be within 10 years prior to the exam

Certification Required
  • A GMDSS SRC or higher grade of marine radio
  • A valid first aid certificate



  • Deep knowledge of navigation theory
  • Solid boat handling experience in close quarters
  • Understanding of efficient trim and how to make a boat go faster under sail
Duration of Preparation5 days
Duration of Examination6 to 10 hours per candidate
Minimum Recommended Age17
Canditates – Instructor Ratio4:1 maximum



  • Responsibilities of skipper
  • Close quarters boat handling
  • Hoisting, reefing and dropping sails
  • Tacking, gybing and efficient sail trim
  • Berthing and anchoring
  • Rules of the road and signals
  • Safety
  • MOB
  • General seamanship, including maintenance
  • Navigation
  • Meteorology
After the Course ExperienceA Yachtmaster Coastal certificate holder is competent to skipper a yacht <200 GT on passage up to 60 miles from safe heaven day or night

Certificate Granted

( upon succesful completion )

MCA / RYA Yachtmaster Coastal
Extra Costs£224 exam fee payable to the RYA

What’s Included

  • Preparation by MCA / RYA Yachtmaster Instructor

  • Provisions for all meals on board

  • Soft drinks

  • Fuel, gas, water,

  • All mooring fees

  • Bed linen & towels

  • Course material incuded

  • WiFi unlimited internet (speed depending on mobile signal quality)
  • V.A.T

What’s not included

  • Cost of drinks & meals ashore

  • Cost of tranfers and flight to / from our base

  • Exam fees


  • Ideal for those who want to start a career as professional skippers

  • You will need to bring two passport sised photos
  • Ideal for recreational sailors who want to imrove their skippering skills
  • Improve skills, gain experience, expand knowledge


The holders of a MCA / RYA Yachtmaster Coastal certificate who want to start a career in yachting can attempt a Yachtmaster offshore exam. A Yachtmaster Offshore Certificate holder is competent to skipper a yacht <200 gt on passages up to 150 miles from safe heaven day and night.

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