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RYA Yachtmaster Practical



An RYA Yachtmaster Certificate of Competence is often the ultimate aim of aspiring skippers. It is a well known, highly respected qualification worldwide, proving your experience and competence as a skipper.

This is an intensive course for experienced skippers who wish to gain a professional qualification. This course will help you refine and practice your skills under instruction of an experienced RYA Yachtmaster Instructor. There are many skillbuilder opportunities that the club provides to help members achieve their Yachmaster and we actively seek to encourage our offshore skippers to attain this accreditation.


Additional Info


Course Title: RYA Yachtmaster Certificate

Course Cost: TBC (excludes exam fee if taking certificate)

Course Duration: 5 days(+2 days for exam)

Course Headline: An RYA Yachtmaster Certificate of Competence is often the ultimate aim of aspiring skippers. It is a well known, highly respected qualification worldwide, proving your experience and competence as a skipper

Course Description: "This is an intensive course for experienced skippers who wish to gain a professional qualification. This course will help you refine and practice your skills under instruction of an experienced RYA Yachtmaster Instructor. Unlike other courses in the cruising programme, there is no formal training to complete in order to become a Yachtmaster. Instead, provided that you have sufficient experience and seatime and can meet the pre-exam requirements, you can put yourself forward for an exam to test your skills and knowledge"

What's Included: "RYA accredited instructor, accommodation on board, gas, diesel, breakfast, lunch and evening meal each day, use of the boat for your exam. To enable you to fully enjoy the course, you will require wet weather gear; a sleeping bag and pillow will also be required. Refer to our comprehensive kit list. NOTE: Mooring fees, which are split between the students, are not included.

Prior Knowledge/Experience: :"Depending on which exam your are preparing for, please refer to either Yachtmaster Coastal or Yachmaster Offshore Pre-exam requirements. "

Next Steps: Within LCSC, Race Skipper

Ability after the course: The definition of a Yachtmaster is: 'A yachtsman or woman competent to skipper a cruising yacht on any passage that can be completed without the use of astronavigation'. Yachtmasters should be able to enter any well-charted harbour for the first time, with sufficient depth, by day or night.


Please refer to our online calendar for dates.

Should a course be waitlisted, please email the office to be placed on a waitlist if no other dates suit.

All group bookings, please email the office to coordinate dates.


By signing up to this course, you are accepting LCSC's Standard T & C's for Offshore Practical Courses - please find a copy below.

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Last updated 16:29 on 24 September 2021

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