The RYA Yachtmaster Offshore is an intensive course to prepare an experienced sailor for the RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Practical exam, which will lead to an RYA / MCA Certificate of Competence, which is recognised by maritime authorities worldwide.
The RYA Yachtmaster Offshore is the most popular qualification for professional sailors in the world.
Prior to the RYA Yachtmaster Offshore preparation course you should complete the Yachtmaster shore-based course and sailed for a minimum of 2500 sea miles, including 5 passages over 60 miles and at least two of them as Skipper and two at night.
If you would like to talk to an RYA Instructor, we can arrange for one of our team to call you for a chat and advise you on a good training programme to suit your needs. We want all our sailors to pass the Yachtmaster first time.
Previous Sailing Experience: Minimum 50 days, 2500 sea miles including at least 5 passages over 60 miles. You need to have been acting Skipper for at least two of these passages and two of them must have been night passages. Half the sea time must have been sailing in tidal waters. If you are short on sea miles you may prefer to do the Coastal Skipper Course or the Fast track to Yachtmaster course.