MCA/RYA Yachtmaster Offshore
(Preparation & Exam)

Qualification mondialement reconnue, qui atteste votre expérience et vos compétences de skipper en haute mer
MCA/RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Prep-Kurs

MCA/RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Prep-course, sunset North Sea

The MCA/RYA Yachtmaster™ Offshore qualification is recognised and respected worldwide with candidates demonstrating a wide breadth of existing knowledge.

Détails du stage

Pre-Course Experience

50 days, 2,500 miles including at least 5 passages over 60 miles measured along the rhumb line from the port of departure to the destination, acting as skipper for at least two of these passages and including two which have involved overnight passages. 5 days experience as skipper. At least half this mileage and passages must be in tidal waters. All qualifying seatime must be within 10 years prior to the exam.

Assumed Knowledge

A sound knowledge of navigation theory. Solid boat handling experience in close quarters, plus an understanding of efficient sail trim and how to make a boat go faster under sail.

Student Instructor Ratio

3:1, in exemption 4:1


minimal 4 days, plus the exam which is up to 2 days (depending on the number of students).

Ability after Course

A Yachtmaster™ Offshore is competent to skipper a yacht on passages up to 150 miles from a safe haven, day or night.

Course Content


  • Responsibilities of skipper
  • Close quarters boat handling
  • Hoisting, reefing and dropping sails
  • Tacking, gybing and efficient sail trim
  • Berthing and anchoring
  • Rules of the road and signals
  • Safety, plus man overboard
  • General seamanship, including maintenance
  • Navigation
  • Meteorology

See detailed Syllabus below

Syllabus MCA/RYA Yachtmaster Offshore: This course will be the final refresher training in a number of key areas. You will be well prepared for your exam with an external RYA examiner.