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RYA Coastal and Offshore Yachtmaster Practical

 
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This is an advanced skippering course for yachtsmen and women who have considerable knowledge of sailing and navigation. An Offshore Yachtmaster needs a wealth of knowledge and skills - not only to cope with plain sailing but also to be able to cope when things go wrong. Most skippers will tell you that this experience is gained not by sailing thousands of miles on passage, but by skippering yachts close to land, by day and night and in poor visibility; dealing with complex situations such as boat handling at close quarters, navigation in shoal waters in and out of harbour - and the negotiation of busy shipping channels. By the end of the course you should have the knowledge, if not the experience, to become a Yachtmaster. The course, like the Day Skipper, consists of skippered passages by each of the trainees in a whole variety of situations. It is a challenging but very rewarding week. These offshore courses are taught aboard our Beneteau 40.7 and Beneteau 47.7 yachts.

Previous Experience Required: RYA Dayskipper Practical plus RYA Coastal Yachtmaster shorebased or equivalent. (Minimum sea time: 16 days, 2 days as skipper, 300 miles & 8 night hours)

Ability after Course: To be able to skipper a yacht on coastal passages by day and by night. On completion of this course you may be ready to sit for the RYA Coastal Skipper or Yachtmaster exam.

Duration: 5 day live-aboard offshore course yachtmaster-training
 
Syllabus:
  • Collision regulations
  • Safety aspects
  • Boat handling & berthing
  • Person overboard
  • Anchoring Towing
  • Gear failure
  • GPS
  • Ability as Skipper
  • Preparation for sea
  • Preparation for adverse weather                                                             
  • Passage planning & Passage Making
  • Emergency and distress situations
  • Pilotage & Port entries 

Inclusions: Meals on board, insurance, safety equipment, wet weather gear and course certificate

Commercial capability: From July 1st 2014 Coastal and Offshore Yachtmaster qualifications are accepted by NSW Roads and Maritime as commercial qualifications to skipper yachts. Ask about the exam requirements.

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For information on our sailing courses call 02 9327 1166 or email training@eastsail.com.au 
Course payments are valid for 12 months. Refunds are not available. Click here for booking, postponement and payment terms and conditions  

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