UK YachtMaster Exams Prep

UK yachtmasterUK YachtMaster Exams Prep (RYA)

We can provide you with training in preparation for the following UK Yachtmaster Coastal and Offshore practical exams, which can be taken under sail or power. We will assist you in the areas that you feel rusty in, which can be chart work, secondary port calculations and Man Over board. There may be other areas, which you feel you need further assistance and we are here to tailor a preparation course for you, so if you require 2 days or 2 weeks, we are here to help and assist your every need.

You or BH Marine provide the boat and the RYA provides an examiner.

The exam will include an assessment of your skippering skills, boat handling, general seamanship, navigation, safety awareness and knowledge of the IRPCS (collision regulations), meteorology and signals. Candidates will be set tasks to demonstrate their ability and may also be asked questions on any part of the syllabus for all practical and shorebased courses up to UK Yachtmaster Coastal level.

UK YACHTMASTER COASTAL EXAM PRE-REQUISITES
Minimum seatime 30 days, 2 days as skipper, 800 miles, 12 night hours (if you hold the UK Yachtmaster Coastal course certificate this is reduced to 20 days, 2 days as skipper, 400 miles, 12 night hours)
Form of exam Practical
Certification required 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).
Minimum exam duration 6-10 hours for 1 candidate, 8-14 hours for 2 candidates
Minimum age 17
UK YACHTMASTER OFFSHORE EXAM PRE-REQUISITES
Minimum seatime 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.
Form of exam Practical
Certification required 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).
Minimum exam duration 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.
Minimum age 18

The boat used must be between 7m (23ft) and 24m (78ft) and be in sound, seaworthy condition, equipped to the standard set out in the RYA book Cruising Yacht Safety (code C8). The boat must be equipped with a full up to date set of charts and navigational publications and be efficiently crewed, as the examiner will not take part in the management of the boat during the exam.

Before you book your exam please check that you:

  1. can provide a boat
  2. have completed the required mileage and experience as skipper
  3. hold a VHF Radio Operators License or Short Range Certificate
  4. hold a valid first aid certificate
  5. have read the syllabus in RYA publications; G15 (sail) or G18 (power)
  6. have read and comply with the pre-requisites above.

*All candidates are required to hold a first aid certificate.  Acceptable certificates include the RYA’s First Aid Certificate, First Aid at Work, First Aid at Sea, or any other certificate issued on completion of a course, which is a minimum of one day’s duration, recognised by the Health and Safety Executive and includes the treatment of hypothermia, cold shock and drowning.

Cost & Dates:

 

Please email ben@bhmarine.co.uk for dates.

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