RYA Yachtmaster Academy

RYA Yachtmaster Power Programme

Here at Ocean Sports Tuition we are passionate about helping you realise your boating ambitions. That’s why we launched our RYA Yachtmaster Power Academy. It focuses on taking our existing passion and capabilities and combining them into a complete package for our clients. It’s a flexible 2 week programme to gain your RYA Yachtmaster Power qualification – Coastal or Offshore. Plus STCW, VHF Short Range Certificate, First Aid, PPR if needed. Its a comprehensive service under one roof for professional seafarers who need qualifications for a career at sea or sailors who really want to challenge themselves in a recreational setting with the minimum disruption and the maximum benefit. You choose which is best for you. Attend the elements that you require but for such an important step in your career we would recommend that you attend both the theory and the practical weeks

Format

Week 1

The first week is a theory week with the Yachtmaster/Coastal Skipper Theory Course. Something that often gets overlooked but in our experience this is an area that can be a major reason for exam failure. We find even very experienced people like to attend this course to brush up or to really polish their skills. Attending this course also gives us the opportunity to meet you earlier than normal to and really get to know your strengths and weaknesses so we can help and guide you in the right areas as much as possible. It also gives you chance to meet you fellow crew members to really build that bond familiarity and trust so you can be as confident and comfortable for the exam as possible Obviously this isn’t compulsory but we find it massively advantageous to the success of our candidates.

Weekend

The weekend can be taken up with any courses such as VHF or First Aid if needed to make sure you are fully ready for the second week

Week 2

This is the practical preparation week followed by the Yachtmaster Exam which starts on the Friday and goes through the weekend. This is an intensive, personally focused week of skills and drills putting everything together allowing you to practice the finer points of boat handling, planning, navigation, crew management and decision making.

All the attributes of a great Yachtmaster.