RYA Start Motor Cruising
A 1-day course intended to benifit those with no previous experience of being a crew menber and which introduces the skills required to prepare a vessels fenders and ropes for berthing.
RYA Helmsman's Course
A 2-day practical course intended to provide the candidate with sufficient practical experience to safely handle small to medium-sized motor cruisers.
RYA Motor Cruising Advanced Pilotage Course
A 2-day course intended to teach boat handling, seamanship,pilotage and navigation up to the standards required to drive a motor cruiser safely and to undertake a short coastal passage.
RYA Day Skipper Practical
A 4-day course intended to provide the candidate with sufficient practical experience, navigation, pilotage and safety to safely handle a motor cruiser during daylight and at night on short coastal passages.
RYA Yachtmaster Coastal Practical
A 4-day course providing tuition in the skills and techniques required to safely skipper a motor cruiser of at least 7m and up to 24m in length, on coastal and offshore passages by day and night.
International Certificate of Competence (ICC)
A 2-day course intended for those who require a qualification to drive powered craft in European waters.
RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Certificate of Competence - Examination Preparation
The Yachtmaster practical examination is conducted by an independent examiner appointed by the RYA. We are able to provide Exam preparation for this examination. Tuition is usually on a one to one basis or with small numbers and is tailored to meet each candidate's needs.
All candidates are required to have completed 50 days of sea time with 5 days as skipper, 2500 miles with 5 passages over 60 miles including 2 over-night and 2 as skipper. Candidates should have a knowledge of navigation to Day Skipper level as an absolute minimum but preferably to Coastal/Yacht Master level
Training is carried out on either our school boat 'K Sera Sera' or the candidate's own vessel and seeks to raise the candidate's skill level to a point where they are able to successfully complete the examination.
The examination is carried out over an 8 hour period and commences during the afternoon. Candidate are required to plan and produce a passage plan for a given passage and to demonstrate their theoretical and practical skills.
Successful candidate's may apply for a commercial endorsement to operate vessels in Category 2 providing that they hold a VHF/DSC certificate a First Aid qualification, a medical certificate (either an ML5 or ENG1), a Sea Survival Course completion certificate and have completed the RYA on line PPR (Professional Practices and Responsibilities)