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RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Offshore Brush-up & Exam

Price £685.00

This is the next step for those who hold the Yachtmaster Coastal Certificate of Competence and are considering undertaking the RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Offshore Exam.

The Yachtmaster Offshore award means you are competent to skipper a cruising yacht on any passage during which the yacht is no more than 150 nautical miles from harbour.

The candidate will be expected to demonstrate competence based on broad experience.

This is 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 8-12 hours by an independent RYA Yachtmaster Examiner (examination fee payable to the RYA). Candidates will be set tasks to demonstrate their ability as skipper of an offshore cruising yacht and may also be asked questions on any part of the syllabus for all courses except Yachtmaster Ocean.

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 18.

                      Pre-Exam Notes



5 days course

15 October '17Places


Suggested Previous Experience

You should have at least:

  • 50 days sea time (5 days as skipper)
  • 2500 recorded miles
  • 5 passages over 60 miles including 2 as skipper and 2 overnight


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, commencing at 2030 hours on Sunday or Tuesday evenings.


Course includes:

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



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 after the brush up course


Click here for exam fees and details. 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.

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



RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Offshore Certificate of Competence


Next Step

RYA Yachtmaster Ocean

If you need a Yachtmaster Offshore Certificate of Competence in order to work on board a commercial craft subject to the MCA's codes of practice, you will need to get it commercially endorsed.

For commercial endorsement you will also need:



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