RYA/MCA Yachtmaster™ Offshore (Preparation and Exam)

RYA Motorboat > RYA/MCA Yachtmaster™ Offshore (Preparation and Exam)



The RYA Yachtmaster™ qualification is recognised and respected worldwide, with candidates demonstrating a wide breadth of existing knowledge. This course provides the opportunity to prepare for your exam by covering refresher training in a number of key areas, and culminating in an exam with an external RYA examiner.

A commercially-endorsed Yachtmaster™ Offshore can skipper a commercial vessel up to 150 miles from a safe haven as well as considering other options such as becoming an instructor or progressing to the MCA merchant scheme
The preparation section of the Yachtmaster™Offshorel course is 5 days. The exam is up to 2 days (depending on the number of students) and usually runs immediately after the preparation days. Passing your Yachtmaster™ exam is a fantastic achievement; whether you plan to use the qualification for commercial purposes or will continue to go boating simply for the fun of it.
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.
A sound knowledge of navigation theory. Solid boat handling experience in close quarters.
Instructor Ratio
4:1. Urban Truant is also pleased to offer lower ratios on request for those who would like more time with their instructor.
Duration5 days, plus the exam which is up to 2 days (depending on the number of students).
  • Responsibilities of skipper
  • Close quarters boat handling
  • Berthing and anchoring
  • Rules of the road and signals
  • Safety, plus man overboard
  • General seamanship, including maintenance
  • Navigation
  • Meteorology
Ability after
A Yachtmaster™ Offshore is competent to skipper a yacht on passages up to 150 miles from a safe haven, day or night.

What’s Included

When you book a course with Urban Truant we do our best to ensure there are no surprise costs – however, please be aware that your RYA Yachtmaster™ Exam Fee is not included in this particular course as it is paid direct to the RYA.
Everything else you need to complete your course is included:
  • All meals and refreshments whilst on board
  • All mooring fees
  • All fuel costs
  • Use of Urban Truant’s quality wet weather gear and safety kit
At Urban Truant we feel it’s important to provide quality catering and pride ourselves on serving fresh tasty food wherever possible. We are also happy to cater for different dietary requirements upon request.

Course Dates

Below are listed our available dates. If you cannot see dates that you require, please get in touch with us and we may be able to to arrange a more suitable date.

See what our students say:

Peter G - RYA Powerboat Level 2

"Excellent instructor, very knowledgeable and friendly. Good course content and very useful skills learnt.
Also in a great location."

Take advantage of our Combined Learning Packages

Contact Us

Follow us to keep up to date with all our sailing courses and find out about exclusive discounts and competitions.