RYA Yachtmaster Preparation & Exam
The RYA Yachtmaster certificate is held in high regard throughout the world.
The examination tests the ability to both navigate and handle a yacht safely and efficiently.
Candidates gaining the certificate can apply for endorsement to use their skills commercially, and also consider venturing into Instruction of RYA Courses !
It is highly recommended candidates undergo a preparation for the exam. Here the instructor will initially assess you abilities, and together with you build on your strengths and improve on any weak areas.
There will be a great emphasis on safety critical aspects and manoeuvring in confined areas under both power and sail.
At the conclusion of the prep you will receive an honest debrief, leaving to you to continue with the exam if you feel ready to do so.
After the prep of 3 days the pre-booked examiner will join the boat.
Each candidate will be given between 8 and 12 hours to demonstrate their abilities as skipper of the yacht, as requested by the examiner.
Please note that there is additional payment to the examiner which is currently £122. The costs below cover preparation for the candidate(s) and use of the vessel for the exam.
The training boat, Driac (pronounced Dry-ack) is a classic yacht built in 1930 operating out of Milford Haven.
She is bermudian rigged and fully modern in the way she sails, but has the atmosphere and character which can only be experienced in a classic wooden sailing vessel.
She has only 5 berths so you will never have more than a 4:1 teaching ratio.
Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire, Wales is one of the great natural harbours of the world, with its busy port, marinas, quiet anchorages, dramatic coast and islands to visit.
The Haven is also perfectly placed for cruising the Pembrokeshire coast.
Previous experience required is :
- 50 days onboard with 5 days as skipper
- 5 passages of 60 nautical miles, with 2 as skipper and 2 at night
- 2500 logged sea miles
- VHF/SRC certificate
- First Aid certificate
The format for the preparation and exam are :
Yachtmaster Preparation and Exam 5 days Mon to Fri
Yachtmaster Preparation and Exam 5 days over Bank Holiday weekend
Own Boat Tuition
If you would prefer to take the exam on YOUR OWN BOAT then this can be arranged under our “OWN BOAT TUITION” provision – please ask for details.
To discuss any aspect of the scheme contact Roger –