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Course offered by Iván

7 days
Available in Spanish, French, English, Portuguese
To obtain the RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Offshore title, candidates must pass a practical examination of their sailing and skippering ability. You must demonstrate that you can captain a yacht on extended offshore voyages, day or night, safely and competently, resolving any issues that arise.

At the beginning of the week you will be assessed on your strengths and weaknesses, and then the rest of the week we will work with you to improve your practical skills and update your theoretical knowledge. In particular, we are likely to focus on: passage planning, recovery from an overboard incident, handling of vessels in confined spaces, captaincy techniques, navigation with restricted visibility, pilotage and knowledge of the International Collision Regulations.

Before joining the course you must have theoretical knowledge to the level of the Yachtmaster shore theory course, plus RYA coastal skippering or equivalent practical levels of skill and experience.

During the exam at the end of the week, the examiner will ask each candidate to skipper the yacht on several short passages and complete several demonstrations of their skippering and navigation skills over the weekend, including all aspects of the theoretical course for skippering. yacht.

Previous experience required:
Time at sea 50 days, 5 days as skipper, 2,500 miles logged within the previous 10 years, 5 voyages over 60 miles, including 2 overnight stays and 2 as skipper (half the time at sea to qualify must have been performed in tidal waters). VHF radio operator certificate and current first aid certificate.
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    Candidates may have the opportunity to demonstrate proficient knowledge in the areas listed below. In each section the examiner will expect the candidate to take full responsibility for the management of the yacht and crew. In the Yachtmaster Offshore exams, the candidate is expected to demonstrate competence based on extensive experience.

    - International Regulations to Prevent Collisions at Sea

    Questions will be limited to international regulations and, although candidates should be aware of the existence of local regulations, they will not be expected to memorize specific local regulations.
    General rules (1-3)
    Rules of steering and navigation (4-19)
    Lights and shapes (20-31)
    Sound and light signals (32-37)
    Signals for vessels fishing in the vicinity (Annex II) D
    Distress signals (annex IV)


    Candidates are expected to know what safety equipment should be carried on board a yacht, based on recommendations in the RYA Boat Safety Manual (C8), ISAF Special Regulations or Codes of Practice for Boat Safety small commercial. In particular, candidates should be aware of the responsibilities of an employer in relation to:
    Safety harnesses
    distress calls
    Fire prevention and fighting.
    Life rafts Knowledge of rescue procedures.
    Helicopter rescue

    - Boat handling

    Coastal Pattern exam candidates are expected to answer questions or demonstrate ability only in simple situations.
    Yachtmaster Offshore candidates will be expected to answer questions or demonstrate capability in more complex situations and will also be expected to demonstrate a higher level of experience:
    Arrive and weigh anchor by motor or sail in various wind and tide conditions.
    All docking and undocking situations in various wind and tide conditions.
    Recovery from the incident overboard
    Towing in open sea conditions and in confined areas
    Handling boats in confined spaces under sail
    Boat handling in adverse weather conditions
    Helmsman and sail trim to navigate with the best advantages
    Using warps to secure a bunk on its side and to move the bunk or roll it up.

    - General seamanship, including maintenance.

    Properties, use and care of synthetic fiber ropes.
    General deck works at sea and in port
    Engine operations and routine checks.
    Jury Rig Improvisation After Gear Failure

    - Employer responsibilities

    You can captain a yacht and manage the crew.
    Communication with the crew.
    Delegation of responsibility and organization of the guard
    Preparing the yacht for the sea and for adverse weather conditions
    Tactics for adverse weather conditions and restricted visibility.
    Emergency and distress situations.
    Provisioning for a cruise and food at sea.
    customs procedures
    Rules of conduct and courtesy.

    - Navigation

    Charts, navigation publications and sources of navigation information.
    Charts including position fixation and course setting to allow for tidal current and room for maneuver.
    Calculations of tides and tidal currents.
    Beacons and visual navigation aids.
    Instruments including compasses, logs, echo sounders, radio navigation aids and mapping instruments.
    Passage planning and navigation tactics.
    technical management
    Navigation logs
    Navigation precision limits and safety margins.
    Lee Coast Hazards
    Use of electronic navigation aids for planning and navigation of the passage.
    Using waypoints and electronic routing

    - Meteorology

    Definition of terms
    Sources of weather forecasts.
    Weather systems and local climate effects.
    Interpretation of weather forecasts, barometric trends and visible phenomena.
    Ability to make passage planning decisions based on forecast information.

    - Signs

    Yachtmaster Offshore and Coastal Skipper candidates must possess the Restricted Certificate of Proficiency (VHF only) in Radiotelephony or a higher degree certificate in Radiotelephony.

    Hours: Monday at 9:00 a.m. - Thursday at 6:00 p.m.
    Duration: 4 days (Monday to Thursday) + 2 exam days
    Minimum of 3 students signed up to take the course.
    Periodicity: all year
    Boat: Grand Soleil 43
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90% of students sign up on their own, so these are excellent courses if you come alone. It's a small, fun group of like-minded people, all working towards the same goal.

You can expect a maximum of 5 students on board.
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Verified professional skipper 10 reviews At Sailwiz since 2020
We are a nautical company with training and charter services. We teach all Spanish qualifications, RYA training center and non-regulated nautical training.
We have the most modern and equipped fleet in the Spanish Atlantic in a paradise for navigation that is only beginning to be known.
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Boat details

Our Grand Soleil 43 is one of the most renowned designs of the Cantiere del Pardo shipyard. A magnificent fast cruiser: fast, noble and solid ocean cruiser.

A classic that we keep in perfect condition and unmatched when it comes to enjoying sailing.

Complete equipment, air conditioning, heating, greater roller in hydranet,... B&G electronics renewed in 2023, etc...

With a capacity for 10 people, the boat is equipped with 3 double cabins, and 2 bathrooms.
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  • Model: Canteria del Pardo - Grand Soleil 43
  • Capacity: 10 spots
  • Length: 13.39 m
  • Cabins: 3
  • Year: 1998
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • GPS
  • Life jackets
  • VHF
  • Sounding line
  • Autopilot
  • Wind equipment
  • Tender
  • Shower

Additional Information

  • Insurance
  • Final cleaning
  • Costs of mooring and anchoring
  • Meals on board
  • Professional skipper
  • Gas
Not included
  • Food and drink on land
  • Travel to the boat
  • Title processing
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    José Luis
    January of 2024
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    October of 2023
    In this case our boss was Daniel, not Iván. The experience was very good, the boats used were in very good condition and the person in charge of giving us the training showed a lot of experience and skills to transmit confidence and explain the maneuvers and operation of the equipment.
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    July of 2023
    First of all say that this trip is for people who are a little initiated in the art of navigation. I applied without experience, but despite everything I was accepted and welcomed into the group without any problem. In the end I enjoyed it and above all I learned a lot about coastal navigation, sails and the study of the wind. Thank you
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    June of 2023
    We did the internships with Dani, who has taught me a lot, the Catamaran was new and super careful, only 4 students went, also the luck of our colleagues who seemed to have known each other forever, a cabin for each one with what we have Wonderful state, the school of 10, I recommend it 1000x1000
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    April of 2023
    The experience has been totally positive at all levels. It has been an excellent weekend, Iván has taught us the most important keys for safe navigation, berthing techniques, anchoring, etc., as well as guiding you in planning trips and the best destinations to navigate. I recommend it 100%.
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  • Editor de fotos_Mhkjy0
    February of 2023
    Iván is at all times explaining to you and telling you to do the maneuvers, all the teachings are very didactic and useful and one absorbs all day, the course is very useful
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