RYA Yachtmaster SAIL Preparation & Exams

We offer training and preparation for the Yachtmaster Coastal and Offshore for Sail


€1299 includes Fuel, Lunches, Berthing fees & Examiner Travel

5 Days Practical Prep followed by the Exam

Ratio: Max 4 persons

Difficulty: Advanced & Taught in English

Prior Knowledge and Experience required

Students taking the Yachtmaster Exam need to hold a VHF/SRC operators certificate and a valid first aid certificate, and have the relevant miles and skippering experience including night pilotage. The minimum sea time required as a guide for Coastal is 20 days, 2 days as skipper, 400 miles, 12 night hours. For Offshore this is 50 days, 5 days as skipper, 2500 miles, 12 night hour. All qualifying sea time must be within 10 years prior to the exam. You are strongly advised to complete the Yachtmaster theory too.

Commercial Endorsement

Once successfully passed, the CoC can then be commercially endorsed with Sea Survival, PPR and a ENG1 Medical

Course includes use of our training boats which is based in Marina Velal. Fuel,

The RYA exam fee is excluded, the exam will take place on the last day taking in some day/night time driving and include passage planning.

  • Revising chart work
  • Collision regulations
  • Meteorology
  • Boat handling in harbour and out to sea
  • Night time passage making
  • Passage planning in tidal waters
  • Boat checks and safety equipment
  • Engine checks
  • Crew briefing and safety situations
  • Radar

What is included?

We provide a practical onboard preparation with an experienced instructor and then using the same boat we arrange for the examiner to arrive at the end of the preparation.

What is the pass rate?

It is important you check you are ready for the exam with the RYA pre requirements in milage and experience and then we can help prepare you for the exam.We have an excellent pass rate and our instructors will nightly debrief you on any weakness to work on

Is it a tidal exam?

The course is in non tidal waters but the RYA Yachtmaster is for both, so it is very important your knowledge of tidal waters is good and completing the RYA Yachtmaster theory course helps practice this. The examiner will ask questions on tides during the exam

  • All you logged miles
  • Any qualification relevant like the STCW, VHF, Medical
  • Passport Photos
  • Kit for all conditions, be prepared
  • We provide all food onboard
  • Drinks, coffee & Tea and lots of biscuits included

The Perfect Place for Training

We are based in Marina Vela, just opposite Barceloneta and the iconic W Hotel making it very convenient and accessible.

  • Plenty of local harbours to practice passage planning
  • Large area for mooring practice
  • Favourable weather and sea conditions

BOOK for your Yachtmaster SAIL Prep & Exam

5 days preparation followed by Exams

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5 Days Classroom followed by exams. Online Courses also available


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