RYA Yachtmaster Preparation Course in Gibraltar
|Cost:||£575.00 per person per week (5days/4nights)|
|Yachtmaster Exam:||£125.00 (1 Day)|
|Examination fee:||£210.00 (2015 price) payable direct to RYA|
|Duration||5 days / longer by request|
Full prices for non UK, or Yachtmaster conversions available at the RYA Website via this link Yachtmaster Exam Fees
Minimum Previous Experience:
- 50 days, 2500 miles, 50% in tidal waters, 5 passages of at least 60 miles(2 as Skipper) including 2 overnight & 5 days as skipper.
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. Training will be given specifically to areas assessed that appear to be weak. The yachtmaster preparation course is aimed at people with a high standard of sailing along with a good understanding of basic sail trim, the course will advance this knowledge and teach you new skills as well as improving your existing sailing ability, in readiness for your exam but equally importantly giving you skills that will be beneficial throughout your on going sailing period.
Upon completion of the Yachtmaster preparation course an independent RYA yachtmaster examiner will come aboard the yacht to conduct the exam. This is often quite a daunting experience as each candidate can be examined in excess of 12 hours. Modern examiners want people to pass there yachtmaster exam and will do all they can to make this happen, they are not looking for racers or show offs, just good sailors who are prepared and ready to take the yacht out and demonstrate safe efficient sailing.
Practical courses include:
- accommodation onboard,
- use of lifejackets & foul weather clothing,
- marina fees & fuel.
- All breakfasts and lunches are provided and 3 evening meals.
15th & 16th February sees the 2nd Yacht race training weekend here in Gibraltar Bay. These increasingly popular weekends offer training for all levels, covering up wind speed, mark rounding, spinnaker and asymmetric work, start line techniques, sail trim and ultimately achieving target boat speeds. At only £150.00 for the weekend including accomodation on board if reqd theses sailing weekend really are good value for money and a great excuse to take a mini break from the UK winter blues, added to this, Monarch, Easyjet and British Airways...read more