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Between 1 and 7 days
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Yachtmaster Offshore qualifications:

The RYA Yachtmaster offshore is the premium international yachting qualification. It is the entry requirement for working in the yachting industry. RYA Yachtmaster Certificates of Competence are well known qualifications that are highly respected worldwide in the professional yachting industry because of the high standards.

The yachtmaster program course leads to a professional qualification and commercial endorsement to work on yachts up to 24m or 200GT with 12 passengers and 150 miles form the coast. The superyacht sector requires the qualification for vessel manning and management.

We have a high reputation for our commitment. We go the extra mile to help our students achieve results. Before we accept your booking, we have a discussion with you to allow us to understand your capabilities and experience. This allows us to set you an action plan to help you achieve the best chance of success.

Pre-requesites for this course:

Documented minimum sea time completed on a sailing yacht in the last 10 years:

– Have sailed a minimum 50 days at sea as a skipper.

– Have sailed a minimum of 2500 nautical miles, half of them in tidal waters.

– Have a minimum level of theory of Yachtmaster completed.

– VHF GMDSS certificate.

– Valid First AID certificate (STCW or RYA).

Yachtmaster Offshore Course structure:

The RYA Yachtmaster Offshore practical examination will test not only your boat handling skills but also your theory level and all aspects of the RYA syllabus as well as your ability to manage your crew and your yacht.

The RYA Yachtmaster course commences with a 6–7 days theory which includes 3 theory examinations.

Followed by 5 days of practical preparation where you can brush up on any skills and practice implementing the theory in a practical application. This will include all the practical skills you need to show in your exam including night exercises on navigation, man overboard drills and single engines skills. This time is not about teaching new skipper skills but polishing ability.

Unlike other RYA qualifications, Certificates of Competence are not issued following a formal training course but are achieved by successfully completing an exam testing your skill, knowledge and experience.

There is a two-day practical exam with an RYA Yachtmaster Examiner who will examine and test your theory and practical skill. The examiner can ask you questions on any part of the RYA Yachtmaster syllabus and is likely to see any weaknesses you have. The better prepared you are the better chance of a successful outcome.

To become a Yachtmaster, we expect your yacht handling skills to be very competent and we use the practical training to coach you on how to implement your theoretical knowledge and brush up on any areas of weakness. Most of the 12-day training is spent on theory and implementation of theory in a practical application. You can expect to be required to study during the evenings to help you get the most out of this course.
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  • Plan
    The optimal route to complete the course should be:

    – Complete the 40 hours theory course.
    – Complete the 5 day practical course.
    – Pass the 2 day official practical exam.
    – Complete the VHF course (in case you don’t have it).
    – Complete the first aid course (in case you don’t have it).

    This may be followed by the application for commercial endorsement in order to work on yachts as skipper up to 24 meters and 200GT. The commercial endorsement requires STCW basic training or RYA sea survival course, seafarer medical and a professional responsibility course which we provide online.
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The course price does not include the exam fee of 230£ per student that have to be paid directly to the RYA.
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Luis
Meet Luis, the coordinator
10 reviews At Sailwiz since 2018
PPER and instructor, I am a great fan of cruising and dinghy sailing. I own a nautical school in Barcelona. We carry out all the Spanish recreational titles, STCW professional training, RYA English courses and many adventures and sailing trips.
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Specifications
  • Model: Bavaria Yachts - Cruiser 46
  • Capacity: 8 spots
  • Length: 14.40 m
  • Cabins: 4
  • Year: 2000
  • Bathrooms: 2
Features
  • GPS
  • Life jackets
  • VHF
  • Sounding line
  • Electric windlass

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4.5 · 10 reviews

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    Ulma
    March of 2024
    The Basic Training course was excellent. All instructors very professional. I recommend.
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    Diego
    January of 2024
    Very enriching experience. Agustín, the skipper at all times, very attentive and very pedagogical, made the entire crew collaborate in the operations on the boat. Highly recommended.
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    Jaume
    July of 2023
    Excellent way to start or perfect maneuvers in port.
    The teacher left us our own initiative and he was correcting us during the exercise.
    Very clear instructions and very useful tricks.
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    Laura
    June of 2023
    Las prácticas de fondeo fueron muy amenas e interesantes! El patrón, Sebastián, tenía mucha experiencia de navegación y la sabía transmitir muy bien. Recomiendo la Escuela, voy a repetir seguro!
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    Javier
    May of 2023
    Communication with Luis was perfect once we got in touch via his nautical center. Communication via sailwiz is impossible.
    Regarding the content of the LdN course, in my opinion it is terribly deficient. They don't even teach you how to throw and pick up an anchor.
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    Reply from Luis
    Hello Javier, thank you very much for your evaluation. Comment that we correctly comply with the requirements of the Merchant Marine curriculum for the formation of the Navigation License. It is a very compressed course and I agree with you that it cannot cover all aspects of navigation.
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    Juan Luis
    April of 2023
    Everything very easy and fast, he answered my questions without problems. I did not know Adrià personally but the members of the school who gave the course were all very friendly. Thank you
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  • Start: 28 Oct. MTWThFSaSu from 09:00 to 17:00
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    1250 €
  • Start: 3 Dec. MTWThFSaSu from 09:00 to 17:00
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    1250 €
  • Start: 3 Mar. MTWThFSaSu from 09:00 to 17:00 (2025)
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