RYA YACHTMASTER PREPARATION COURSE

In Menorca and the Mediterranean

DESIGNED FOR: Experienced sailors wishing to prepare for either the Yachtmaster™ Coastal or Yachtmaster™ Offshore Exam. Examination by an RYA/MCA appointed examiner. The exam will be taken on the 2 days following the course.

OUR AIM: To fill in the gaps in your knowledge and skippering techniques so that you enter the exam with skill and confidence.

PROGRAM: This course will concentrate on boat handling skills, good skippering psychology, blind navigation, heavy weather techniques and fine tuning skills. There will be no long passages, but it will include night approaches.

REMARKS: The minimum sea time requirement must have been in the last 10 years and at least 50% obtained within tidal waters.

Duration: 5-7 days

No of Students: 4

Accommodation:
Aboard. Food and moorings not included

Pre-Exam Requirements:
A restricted (VHF only) Radio Operators Certificate or a GMDSS Short Range Certificate or higher grade of marine radio certificate. A valid first aid certificate (first aid qualifications held by Police, Fire and Armed Services are acceptable).

Pre-Course experience, Yachtmaster Coastal: 30 days, 2 days as skipper, 800 miles, 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). Half the qualifying sea time must be conducted in tidal waters.

Minimum exam duration Yachtmaster Coastal: 6-10 hours for 1 candidate, 8-14 hours for 2 candidates.

Pre-Course experience, Yachtmaster Offshore: 50 days, 2,500 miles including at least 5 passages over 60 miles measured along the rhumb line from the port of departure to the destination, acting as skipper for at least two of these passages and including two which have involved overnight passages. 5 days experience as skipper. At least half this mileage and passages must be in tidal waters. All qualifying seatime must be within 10 years prior to the exam.

Minimum exam duration Yachtmaster Offshore: 8-12 hours for 1 candidate, 10-18 hours for 2 candidates. No more than two candidates can be examined in 24 hours and no more than four candidates can be examined in one 2 day session.

 

WHAT YOUR FEES INCLUDE
  • Fully qualified professional instruction and all safety equipment
  • Accommodation on board for 5/6 nights
  • Fresh Mediterranean cuisine for lunch each day
  • Fuel
  • Mooring fees in Mahón Harbour and Fornells
  • Loan of lightweight oilskins (not often necessary from May to October)
  • Freshly laundered sheets and bedding
  • RYA cruising Log Book G15
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED
  • Flights (2.5 hrs. duration)
  • Mooring fees away from Mahón Harbour & Fornells. Anchoring options available
  • Holiday insurance (You need normal cancellation, lost cash etc. Please show details on your booking form)
  • Shore based accommodation (Accommodation options)

To find out whether you are ready for the Yachtmaster™ exam click here to see the RYA advice on How to Pass the Exam

Yachtmaster™ Coastal
For more info on the requirements of the Yachtmaster™ Coastal exam click here Yachtmaster™ Coastal RYA Webpage
Yachtmaster™ Coastal exam fee £168 per person plus shared examiners expenses

Yachtmaster™ Offshore
For more info on the requirements of the Yachtmaster™ Offshore exam click here Yachtmaster™ Offshore RYA Webpage
Yachtmaster™ Offshore exam fee £194 per person plus shared examiners expenses

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RYA and other Practical Sailing Courses - 2020 PRICES

Course Details Fees
RYA Start Yachting
2 Day course for beginners / those with some dinghy experience
from 475€
RYA Competent Crew
5 Day course for beginners / those with some dinghy experience
from 850€
Competent Crew Extra Skills
5 Day course for those who have completed their Competent Crew
from 850€
RYA Day Skipper
5 Day course for those who already know how to sail and have an understanding
of navigation theory.
from 850€
RYA Luxury Courses
Exclusive courses for groups on our Beneteau 48. Designed for those who want tuition
on a larger yacht
from 4200€
Day Skipper Refresher
5 Day course for those wanting to refine their skills.
from 850€
ICC Assessment
Half Day Assessment for those with sailing experience.
from 350€
Mile Building Cruises
Longer passages with tuition.
1035€
Coastal Skipper Practical
For those with plenty of logged miles and night hours.
from 850€
Yachtmaster Coastal & Offshore Prep.
Preparation courses for Yachtmaster Coastal and Offshore Exams.
from 995€
Powerboat 1 & 2
Learn to operate a small rib or powerboat and gain your ICC
495€
Charter with Tuition
Learn to sail while on a charter holiday with your own skipper and training designed for
you and your family or group.
P.O.A

RYA Combined Theory & Practical Sailing Courses in the Mediterranean

Course Details Fees
Basic Navigation + Day Skipper Practical
7 Day course for those needing to brush up on their navigation.
P.O.A.
Online Theory + Day Skipper Practical
Study for your Day Skipper Theory course from home before doing your Practical
course in Menorca.
P.O.A.
Day Skipper Theory + Day Skipper Practical
9 Day course for groups of 4 + in Menorca.
P.O.A.

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John Davies
Principal

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Commercial Manager

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Chief Instructor

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Many thanks once again to you & your team for providing us with a great holiday experience. Special thanks go to Andy for being such a superb instructor & putting up with us & the differences in our experience/abilities. Kids are both keen on doing more sailing as a result.

Nick, Katherine, Jennifer & Tom

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