Yacht Racing Charter & Sailing School

Yachtmaster Preparation

RYA Yachtmaster Preparation Course in Gibraltar

Yachtmaster preparation

Key Facts
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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
Location: Gibraltar
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.

Course Content:

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.

Course Books

Buy RYA Navigation Handbook at the RYA ShopBuy RYA Navigation Handbook at the RYA Shop


RYA Training Gibraltar

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RYA Training Gibraltar

RYA Training Gibraltar As of January 2019 we will be offering all RYA training courses from Gibraltar once again, based in Queensway Quay Marina we can deliver tidal courses in the straits of Gibraltar and beyond, West to Cadiz, East to Malaga and South to Morocco and Ceuta. Shore based theory courses also available at our Gibraltar classrooms. With mild winter weather Gibraltar is a perfect location to train for any RYA course during the long UK winter months so please let us know early the dates that fit you...

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