Our Yachtmaster Prep week is designed for students who have all the necessary miles and passages to complete the Yachtmaster exam, but who need that last bit of fine tuning on close quarter boat handling. This is an intensive training week which will put you through your paces by sailing onto walls and mooring buoys, simulated engine failures, blind navigation, mooring up in tight spots and anchoring under sail. And we haven’t forgotten all those man overboards. It’s like Sailing Boot Camp, but with a beer at the end of the day. Peter, our Chief Instructor will assess you on day one and put together a bespoke training plan for you.
For students who may have completed their miles over a long period and who would like an extra week of prep, we also offer a two week option. At the end, we can arrange for you to take your exam with a Gibraltar based RYA examiner on your training yacht.
|5 days||£650.00 Plus Exam fee payable to RYA Examiner|
|10 days||£1,250.00 Plus Exam fee payable to RYA Examiner|
|Exam fee||£185.00 Yachtmaster Coastal|
£215.00 Yachtmaster Offshore
|Experience||2,500 miles, 5 passages of over 60 miles, including 2 overnight passages and 2 as skipper. You should have excellent boat handling skills and be looking for coaching as opposed to training|
|Course Outline||This course is about fine tuning your existing skills. During the course you will be mooring up in tight spots, anchoring under sail, practicing man overboard while brushing up on lights, buoys and collision regulations.|
|Duration||Sunday evening until Friday evening. Arrive Sunday, depart Saturday midday|
|Includes||Breakfasts, lunches, refreshments and two evening mealsBeddingLoan of quality wet weather gear, lifejacket and harness line|
RYA Yachtmaster Preparation Course Itinerary
This is an intensive course, so straight into action with the crew doing a safety brief on life raft, flares, fire and many other emergency situations.
Then show your ability to skipper the boat in and out of the mooring demonstrated by your skipper first.
More safety talks before we slip lines. Instructor will demonstrate mooring up tactics, sailing on and of a pontoon, lots of man overboard and other sailing exercises.
Homework – Prepare a talk for the morning
Man over board under power and sail; demonstrate you’re on skills skippering the yacht in different situations.
Engine failure, steering failure.
Every day you will do a talk on a safety subject. Practice blind navigation. Passage planning using GPS Chart plotter and charts. Understanding radar .
Sailing on and off a buoy and anchoring under power and sail.
Any thing you are not sure of or you are weak on we will go over again
Final tune up for your Examination.
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