A qualified RYA Yachtmaster Examiner independent of our Training Centre will give you the chance to demonstrate that you are a competent Yachtmaster.
These are demanding examinations that require that you are able to demonstrate skills to take full responsibility for managing your yacht, crew and navigation. You must have a solid theory background and demonstrate that you are always in control.
You may ask an examiner to examine you on board of your own boat or in one of our boats and there isn’t a specific preparation course for the exam.
Frequently, at the level of Yachtmaster Coastal, candidates follow the "RYA Coastal Skipper" course to then take the exam. But for RYA/MCA exams there isn’t a pre-defined preparation course since it depends on your previous experience.
The exam will include an evaluation of your skippering skills, boat handling, seamanship, navigation (theory is included), safety, collision regulations and meteorology.
We can coach you in the specific areas you need to improve with a specific program and after a meeting so we can identify the specific issues you need to work on.
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All prices include fuel, marina costs and accomodations on board when applicable.These Prices do not include exam fee and examiner travel costs (Yachtmaster Coastal Exam 180£ and Yachtmaster Offshore Exam 220£).
Includes usage of all the safetygear, bed clothing and food when applicable (breakfast, lucnh and 3 dinners on board). The boat will be stocked on your arrival. Includes a free book "RYA Sail Cruising and Yachtmaster Sheme" with your first course with us. Wet weather gear has to be booked in advanc eand has an extra cost of 19,50 € for a 5 day period or 6 € per day. West Coast has all the insurances required by law to operate.Nevertheless we strongly recommend that you buy your own insurance adequate to your specific needs. For example covering cancellation costs, theft, unforseen disease and that does not exclude sailing or powerboating. It is not included in the price: meals ashore, additional books that you might need, trasnfer between the airport and the marina (still we can help booking a transfer or a taxi).