RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Preparation
Course content
  • on pilotage
  • boat handling
  • safety
  • skippering
  • passage planning
  • blind navigation
  • electronic navigation (radar and GPS)
  • night pilotage
  • MOB procedure
During the exam, candidates will be set tasks to demonstrate their ability as a Yachtmaster and can be asked questions on any part of the syllabus for all practical and shorebased courses up to Yachtmaster level.
Minimum seatime
  • 50 days motor cruising
  • 2,500 miles logged
  • 50 night hours
  • 5 passages of sixty miles or more (with 2 overnight and 2 as skipper)
Certification required
  • SRC Radio Operators Certificate. OR VHF Operators Certificate.
  • A valid first aid certificate
Form of exam Practical
Minimum Examination duration
  • 8-12 hours for 1 candidate
  • 10-18 hours for 2 candidates
Minimum age 18 Years
Exam Fee MCA Yachtmaster Offshore Exam Fee – £231
Joining Instructions (RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Preparation Course Joining Instructions)