Taking the Yachtmaster Offshore or Coastal Exams
The exam can be very stressful and having good preparation with an expert instructor will help you lots to get through the exam. Whilst the examiner is independent we know the standards required and you will practice your Yachtmaster theory knowledge, skippering skills like safety briefings and crew management, boat handling skills with some night navigation are all practiced during the preparation. .
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.
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 and food onboard.
The RYA exam fee is excluded, the exam is normally 24 hours per 2 candidates. You will be required to pay a contribution of €200 towards the examiners travel and expenses