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

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.


FEES - Preparation Course Only - 5 days (including Spanish Tax)

Price per person in shared cabin / saloon berth

FEES - Preparation Course Only - 5 Days (including Spanish Tax)

Private Cabin (single occupancy)
Private Charter with tuition (including spanish tax)

Price may vary acording to size of family or private group
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Please note that we will always try to find you a suitable cabin mate for your course. Berths are in a shared double cabin or saloon berth. If you would prefer to guarantee that you will not be sharing with anyone, you can choose to book a private cabin.


  • 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
  • Freshly laundered sheets and bedding
  • RYA cruising Log Book G15
  • 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
You will also be required to pay the Yachtmaster™ Coastal exam fee plus shared examiners expenses

Yachtmaster™ Offshore
For more info on the requirements of the Yachtmaster™ Offshore exam click here Yachtmaster™ Offshore RYA Webpage
You will also be required to pay the Yachtmaster™ Offshore exam fee plus shared examiners expenses

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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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