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YACHTMASTER TRAINING - POWER ON YOUR OWN BOAT OR ON A BOAT SUPPLIED BY OUR SCHOOL 7 Day Yachtmaster Theory Course RYA Yachtmaster Offshore - The pre exam requirements are 50 days seatime, 5 days as skipper, 2500 miles (50% of which must be tidal), 5 passages over 60 miles including 2 overnight and two as skipper. RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Sail conversion exam to Yachtmaster Offshore Motor - Pre exam requirements are 1250 miles, 25 days, 3 days as skipper, 3 passages over 60 miles including 1 overnight and 1 as skipper. Candidates at both levels must have a valid 1st aid certificate and a VHF/DSC operators licence. Exam fees are payable to the RYA on the day of the exam are: Coastal 177 pounds, Offshore 205 pounds, Conversion 110 pounds, Commercial Endorsement 33 pounds. YACHTMASTER TRAINING - POWER ON YOUR OWN BOAT OR ON A BOAT SUPPLIED BY OUR SCHOOL There is an increasing demand for Yachtmaster training, both from people who already have a boat and would like to do both the training and the exam in their own boat and from people who would like to do the training in a school boat. Our school offers Yachtmaster preparation courses using either a school boat as shown above or in your own boat. Most of us will admit that had we not had driving lessons prior to taking the driving test it is unlikely that we would have passed. It is exactly the same with the Yachtmaster exam, how can a candidate possibly be expected to know what is expected of him or her in order to pass the Yachtmaster without having had some sort of training. As a result of my long experience as an RYA Instructor and Examiner for power the training that I give in preparation for the Yachtmaster exam is exactly what is required for candidates to reach the required level of competence to pass the exam. Many people who take the exam are extremely nervous and do not perform in examination conditions nearly as well as they are capable. The techniques that I use to teach people boat handling skills quickly builds both ability and confidence, which transform someone with poor to medium ability into someone who can handle a boat in all conditions with an impressive style and even a touch of panache! It is essential for candidates to be proficient at the coastal skipper/yachtmaster theory syllabus. This course is well known to be difficult and easily forgotten without regular practise. Secondary port calculations, tidal diamonds, collision regulations, lights and shapes are all difficult to learn and easy to forget. My teaching methods for both learning these subjects for the first time or just for revision are such that you will quickly become confident of being able to answer questions correctly on any part of the syllabus. Probably the majority of Yachtmaster candidates do a preparation course and take the exam in a school boat. But if you have your own boat, which you know well, it makes sense to benefit from individual tuition which will give you the skills that you need to handle your own boat with confidence and safety. If you have any questions, we can answer those through GetMyBoat’s messaging platform before you pay. Just hit, “Request to Book” and send us an inquiry for a custom offer.
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