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RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Coastal Brush Up & Exam

5 Days: £685.00

This is the next step for those who hold the Coastal Skipper course completion certificate and who are considering undertaking the RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Coastal Exam.

An important aspect of this course is taking command and making decisions on a well planned and executed passage.

This is also your opportunity to discuss with the instructor any areas where you feel there are weaknesses as well as for the instructor to suggest areas which he feels need improvement.

Each student who wishes to undertake the exam will be examined for 6-10 hours by an independent RYA Yachtmaster Examiner (examination fee payable to the RYA) as they skipper the yacht on short passages and complete various demonstrations of skippering techniques. As all of our instructors have been through these exams themselves they will be able to prepare you appropriately so that you are relaxed and confident on the day.

The minimum age for award of certificate is 17.

                     Pre-Exam Notes


Suggested Previous Experience

You should have at least:

  • 30 days sea time (2 as skipper)
  • 800 recorded miles
  • 12 night hours

For holders of the Coastal Skipper Practical course completion certificate the sea time requirement is reduced to:

  • 20 days sea time (2 as skipper)
  • 400 recorded miles
  • 12 night hours

Your knowledge of coastal navigation and meteorology should be to the standard of RYA Coastal Skipper Yachtmaster Offshore Shorebased Theory course.

You also require:

  • VHF Radio Operators Licence
  • Valid First Aid Certificate
  • Passport sized photograph
  • Examination fee payable to the RYA (cheque or credit/debit card only)

Course Options

  • Five day brush up course
  • Five days on board the boat to include exam (leaving reduced training time)

Five consecutive days on board, usually commencing at 2030 hours on Sunday evenings.



5 days course

15 October '17Places


*More dates may be available please ring.


Course includes:

  • Accommodation on board
  • 3 Meals a day aboard (starting first morning)
  • All fuel costs and mooring fees
  • Safety equipment
  • Free Parking

You will be trained in the skills and techniques required to skipper a yacht of at least 7m safely on coastal and off shore passages by day and night.


The full syllabus is in the RYA log book G158 available from our office.



Exam fee payable direct to the RYA (by cheque or credit/debit card)

The exam will either take place:

  • Within the five day course (leaving less time for training)
  • Over an additional two days on top of the brush up course.

For more details click here and it is essential that you read the Pre-Exam Notes. Any queries can be discussed with our administration team on booking. Exam arrangements may vary for each student depending on skill capability assessed by the instructor.



RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Coastal Certificate of Competence.


Next Step

RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Offshore Brush Up & Exam

For those requiring a commercial endorsement you will also need to take:



There is not a standard syllabus for this course as individuals will each have their own requirements to be discussed with our administration and instructor.


Optional Extras

  • Musto Waterproofs (wet weather gear)

    £30.00 for the week

  • 'Comfort Pack' - this comprises a freshly laundered sleeping bag, pillow, pillow case and towel.

    £15.00 for the week or weekend


East Anglian Sea School Ltd.
Tel: 01473 659992    Email: sales@eastanglianseaschool.com