Book your Yachtmaster Power course today

The RYA Yachtmaster™ Offshore Certificate of Competence is a highly regarded qualification that is recognised worldwide. RYA Yachtmaster Coastal is a new pathway Certificate of Competency for an Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch on yachts less than 3000gt.

The RYA Yachtmaster offshore/coastal preparation and exam week consists of intensive revision, as well as expert instruction followed by the Yachtmaster Exam. The exam starts on the Friday, however it may include the weekend depending on the number of students.

Do I need previous experience?

  • Minimum age 18
  • Competed the RYA Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Theory course or have equivalent knowledge

Its highly recommended that you also have attended the RYA one day radar course, *RYA sea survival course  and RYA diesel engine course. 

*required to commercially endorse your RYA MCA certificate.

Yachtmaster coastal skippers will need:

  • 800 miles
  • 30 days on board
  • 12 night hours
  • Two days as skipper all on vessels under 24m in length

Or if you have completed the RYA Coastal skipper course this is reduced to:

  • 400 miles
  • 20 days on board
  • 12 night hours and two days as skipper, all on vessels under 24m in length


  • 800 miles
  • 30 days on board
  • 12 night hours on yachts up to 3000gt
  • Two days as skipper on vessels less than 24m.

Yachtmaster Offshore candidates will need:

  • Minimum of 50 days at sea
  • Minimum of 2,500 miles logged
  • At least 5 passages over 60 miles measured along the rhumb line from the port of departure to the destination
  • At least 5 days experience as a skipper (acting as skipper for at least 2 of these passages including 2 as overnight passages)

A minimum of half the required mileage and passages must be completed in tidal waters and within 10 years of the exam.

Candidates must also hold a valid first aid certificate and GMDSS VHF licence to be eligible to be entered into the exam


What will I learn?

The RYA Yachtmaster offshore preparation and exam week is an intensive bespoke, focused week of skills and drills putting everything together. You will practice the finer points of boat handling, planning, navigation and theory, as well as crew management and decision making, culminating with the Yachtmaster Offshore exam.

Course Schedule and Course Costs

The RYA Yachtmaster Power Practical Preparation and Exam consists of 2 stages:

  • Monday – Friday AM (9.30AM onwards) is the practical exercises, as well as theory sessions, both day and night = £1495.00 per person
  • Friday PM onwards is the Yachtmaster Examination = £231 (paid directly to the RYA, via the exam payment portal)

Course Location

Unit 6 Saxon Wharf Marina
SO14 5QF

The Yachtmaster Power Practical & Examination includes:

  • Low student instructor ratio 
  • All moorings
  • Expert tuition and guidance after the course
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Onboard accommodation, can be provided £20pp pn
  • Waterproofs
  • On site parking available

Booking Details

Finally, if you would like to book, please view our course dates and book online.

Additionally, if you would like to discuss your training requirements, please email us or give us a call on 02381 242159.