MCA/RYA Yachtmaster Preparation & Exam
The MCA/RYA Yachtmaster™ Coastal or Yachtmaster Offshore qualification is a major achievement for which you will need to demonstrate a wide breadth of existing knowledge.
The preparation part of the course enables you to get ready for your exam by covering refresher training in a number of key areas. The course culminates in an exam with an external RYA examiner.
Preparation training is 5 days with the exam run over 2 days.
INSTRUCTOR – STUDENT RATIO
4 students to 1 Instructor and boat for training.
2 person assessment per day.
Minimum 50 days aboard, 2,500 miles logged, including at least 5 passages over 60 miles, acting as skipper for at least two of these passages and including two which have involved overnight passages. 5 days experience as skipper. At least half this mileage and passages must be in tidal waters. All qualifying sea time must be within 10 years prior to the exam.
Before joining the course, students MUST have the pre-requisite experience outlined above plus navigation theory to RYA Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster theory level, VHF radio operators certificate and a valid first aid certificate, solid boat handling experience in close quarters and a thorough knowledge of the Collision Regulations.
IS THERE AN END OF COURSE ASSESSMENT?
Yes, 8-12 hours for 1 candidate, 10-18 hours for 2 candidates. No more than two candidates can be examined in 24 hours and no more than four candidates can be examined in one 2 day session.
The course costs £1995 per person and includes:
- Accommodation on board
- Safety equipment
- Examiners expenses
- Food & Drink at sea
- Mooring Fees
- Transit Log & Fuel (compulsory) £220 per boat shared between students
- Food & Drink Ashore
- RYA Exam and Certificate fees £193 Coastal or £224 Offshore
- Re test fee if required £102
- Travel to/from venue
- Turkish visa if required
- Instructors Food & Drink (to be provided at students expense)
HOW DO I BOOK THE COURSE?
We don’t always schedule course dates for this course so if you are keen to consider this course please either give us a call on +90 535 613 8110 to chat through possible dates or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or via ‘Booking request’.
WHAT WILL BE COVERED ON THE COURSE?
Early in the week the instructor will assess your strengths and weaknesses and coach you in the areas required to pass the examination, however our experience normally leads us to work on the following areas; passage planning, man overboard recovery, close quarters handling, skippering techniques, navigation in restricted visibility, pilotage and knowledge of the International Collision Regulations. The instructor will debrief you fully as the week progresses and ensure that you get time to work on those weaker areas.