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RYA Yachtmaster Offshore – Advanced Sailing Certifications

RYA Offshore prep and exam course

Overview

The RYA Yachtmaster Offshore prep and exam course is the final step on a student’s journey to becoming a fully qualified, professional skipper. For a student, achieving the Yachtmaster Offshore qualification means that he or she can sail commercially and work towards becoming an instructor or other sailing professional.

To become commercially endorsed the following must be held:

Course highlights

  • Sail anywhere in the world on a charter vacation
  • Make challenging passages across coastal waters
  • Work commercially as a skipper
  • Work towards becoming an instructor
  • Call 02392 222 221 to book or find out more

Where to take this course with Sunsail

Portsmouth, UK

Why take this course with Sunsail?

The RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Preparation Course teaches the skills and techniques required to skipper safely on offshore passages by day and by night, including passage planning, preparation for sea, pilotage, yacht handling under sail and power, as well as in adverse weather conditions and emergencies.

The first five days of this seven-day course involve preparation for the final exam, with your instructor ensuring that you have the knowledge, understanding and techniques required to pass the assessment. You will focus on improving your weak areas, ensuring that your sailing manner is both safe and efficient.

On day five an RYA Examiner will step aboard and ask you to complete various tasks and manoeuvres to assess your ability.

Pre-exam requirements are a GMDSS short range certificate or higher grade of marine radio certificate, an RYA accepted current First Aid and the required logged miles.

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