RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Offshore
The holders of MCA / RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Certificate with commercial endoresement can skipper a commercial yacht <200 gt up to 150 miles from safe heaven day or night.
The MCA / RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Certificate is a great achivement for those who want to start a career in yachting as well for recreational sailors who want to expand their knowledge and imrove their skippering skills. The holders of MCA / RYA Yachtmaster Offshore have the option to become instructors as well to progress to the MCA merchant scheme.
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 form Lefkas to Corfu and is contucted by experienced Yachtmaster instructors to already experienced sailors with deep knowledge of theory. During the preparation your intructor will coach you accordingly in order to fill any gaps and improve any weaknesses of yours.
The duration of the exam is 8 to 12 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.
|Dates||20 – 26 February 2023||13-19 March 2023||10 – 16 April 2023|
* All qualifying sea time must be within 10 years prior to the exam
|Duration of Preparation||5 days|
|Duration of Examination|
|Minimum Recommended Age||18|
|Candidates – Instructor Ratio||4:1 maximum|
|After the Course Experience||A Yachtmaster offshore holder is competent to skipper a yacht <200 gt on passage up to 150 miles from safe heaven day or night|
(upon successful completion)
|MCA / RYA Yachtmaster Offshore|
|Extra Costs||£224 exam fee payable to the RYA|
Preparation by MCA / RYA Yachtmaster Instructor
Provisions for all meals on board
Fuel, gas, water,
All mooring fees
Bed linen & towels
Course material incuded
- WiFi unlimited internet (speed depending on mobile signal quality)
What’s not included
Cost of drinks & meals ashore
Cost of tranfers and flight to / from our base
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 improve 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.