Yachtmaster
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Once you have completed a Yachtmaster Skills assessment, you will have a clear pathway to becoming a Yachtmaster.
Yachtmaster
skills assessment
Start your journey with an on-water assessment on your boat with Neil.
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Anyone considering a Yachtmaster needs to run through an on water pre-assessment with Neil. This lasts for four hours and we would encourage you to have crew on board who you would like to train with for the exam. 

During this time we will test you on a range of elements of the Yachtmaster syllabus including navigation, boat handling, man overboard, safety, meteorology, adverse weather management, your skippering ability and your eligibility to sit practical exams. 

This session allows you to gain an understanding of where you already competent to a Yachtmaster level and the which areas require further skill development.

It is possible to assess two people on the boat within this session, if you do not have a boat then we can organise a vessel for you to be assessed on. 

Please note this is NOT a Yachtmaster Exam, it is an assessment to understand what your Yachtmaster pathway will need.
"The whole course has been an amazing experience, it’s now a question of where to from here, which is quite a fun question to contemplate!"
ANDREW GLOVER
Yachtmaster
​​​​​​​Skills Assessment

$950
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Yachtmaster Skills Assessment
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Yachtmaster Exam Preparation
Duration is unique to the participant, but usually takes between 2-5 lessons. 
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Yachtmaster Exam - Coastal / Offshore
(Explained below)

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RYA Yachtmaster ​​​​​​​Coastal
CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCE
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The RYA Yachtmaster Coastal has the knowledge needed to skipper a sailing yacht on coastal cruises but does not necessarily have the experience needed to undertake longer passages.
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Pre-requisites
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Valid first aid certificate
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Seatime - 800 miles logged within 10 years prior to examination
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30 days living onboard
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2 days as skipper
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12 night hours
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30 days living onboard
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Exam Duration
6 - 10 hours for one candidate and/or 4 - 8 hours per candidate when more than one candidate is being examined.
Candidates will be set tasks to allow them to demonstrate their ability and will be asked questions on any part of the syllabus for all practical and shore-based courses up to coastal skipper level. 
Candidates will be expected to demonstrate understanding but may not have had the opportunity to practice all aspects of the syllabus under a range of different weather conditions.
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Commercial Uses in Australia
You can operate a commercial vessel <12m long with operating power <75kw and <15nm from shore if you also have the following:
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Current AMSA approved medical certificate
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A current Sea Safety & Survival Certificate
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Completed RYA Diesel Engine cours
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Completed the Australian Sailing Powerboat Handling Course
RYA Yachtmaster
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CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCE
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The RYA Yachtmaster Offshore is competent to skipper a sailing yacht on any passage during which the vessel is no more than 150 miles from harbour. 
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Pre-requisites
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Valid first aid certificate
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Seatime - 50 days, 2500 miles logged within 10 years prior to examination
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At least 5 passages over 60 miles, acting as skipper for 2 of these passages and including 2 which have involved overnight passages.
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Half of the qualifying seatime must have been accrued in tidal waters
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Exam Duration
8 - 12 hours for one candidate and/or 5 - 9 hours per candidate when two candidates are being examined.
Candidates will be set tasks to allow them to demonstrate their ability as a skipper of an offshore cruising yacht and will be asked questions on any part of the syllabus for all courses except RYA Yachtmaster Ocean. 
Candidates will be expected to demonstrate competence based on broad experience.
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Commercial Uses in Australia
You can operate a commercial vessel <24m long with operating power <75kw and up to <100nm from shore if you also have the following:
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Current AMSA approved medical certificate
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A current Sea Safety & Survival Certificate
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Completed RYA Diesel Engine cours
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Completed the Australian Sailing Powerboat Handling Course
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