MCA/RYA Yachtmaster Offshore (Preparation & Exam) 

Well-known, worldwide highly regarded qualification, which proves your experience and competence as a skipper

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. =>


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 & Exam Topics

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.

See detailed Syllabus below

Syllabus MCA/RYA Yachtmaster™ Offshore:  =>