Revision of advanced skippering techniques, close quarters handling under power and sail, navigation and pilotage by day and night, man overboard recovery and overall yacht management skills.
Early in the week the instructor will assess your strengths and weaknesses and coach you in the areas required to pass the examination. We are likely to concentrate on the following areas: passage planning, man overboard recovery, close quarters handling, skippering techniques, navigation in restricted visibility, pilotage and knowledge of the International Collision Regulations. The instructor will debrief you fully as the week progresses and ensure that you get time to ask about and practise on any weaker areas. Before joining the course, students should have the pre-requisite experience, navigation theory to RYA Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster theory level and a thorough knowledge of the Collision Regulations.
The Yachtmaster Prep course lasts for 5 days at the end of which you are able to complete the exam itself, which takes two further days. This is arranged immediately following the course and will require the engagement of an RYA Yachtmaster examiner who will join the boat for those two days. The cost of the exam is not inlcuded in the course cost.