Yachtmaster Sail Cruising Course

The world renowned Yachtmaster Sail ticket, ideal for people looking to challenge themselves and achieve the gold standard!

  • Total course cost £549.
  • 6 day course.
  • Maximum 5 students per course.
  • Accommodation provided onboard.
  • All meals eaten onboard provided.
  • Free parking at Port Solent Marina

Course aims:

The Yachtmaster Sail course is for experienced skippers looking to attain the world renowned Yachtmaster Coastal or Offshore qualification. You will spend 5 days on the boat perfecting your skills and preparing you for the Yachtmaster Assessment which is on the 6th day.

Course content:

There is no set syllabus for this course. We will customise your training to help you perfect the skills needed to pass the Yachtmaster Sail assessment. As a guide it will cover boat handling, navigation, safety and emergency situations, man overboard, meteorology, and also help you perfect your general ability as a skipper.

Course pre-requisites:

As this is the gold standard you are expected to have a lot of experience.

The Yachtmaster Coastal:  

This should include 800 miles, with at least 2 days spent as skipper, and 12 night hours (if you hold the Coastal Skipper course certificate this is reduced to 20 days, 2 days as skipper, 400 miles, 12 night hours). At least half the qualifying sea time must have been conducted in tidal waters.

The Yachtmaster Offshore:

This will include 2500 miles, with at least 5 days spent as skipper. These miles should include at least 5 passages over 60 miles measured along the rhumb line from port to port, 2 of which you will have skippered, and 2 involving overnight passages. All qualifying seatime must be within 10 years prior to the exam.

As well as extensive sailing experience you will also need a VHF Short Range certificate and First Aid certificate. We would also recommend the sea survival course, and the Yachtmaster Theory course.

Buy RYA Yachtmaster Handbook at the RYA Shop

Related course materials…
Buy RYA Yachtmaster Handbook at the RYA Shop

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