|Previous experience required for examination (within 10 years of examination)|
|Ocean passage in sole charge and responsible as skipper or mate of watch|
|RYA/MCA Offshore certificate|
|RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Ocean Shorebased Course Completion certificate|
|First Aid certificate|
|Minimum age||:||18 Years|
|Number of students||:||Maximum 5 (2 students examined per day)|
Students will be examined on our yachts on the Langebaan Lagoon.
The exam consists of an oral exam and a written exam.
Who is it for?
If you want to skipper a yacht on passages of any length in all parts of the world then this is the certificate for you.
Ability after course
Have the experience and competence to skipper a yacht anywhere in the world, regardless of the length of the passage.
During the oral exam the candidate may be asked questions on all parts of ocean passage making in a yacht and must provide the examiner with the following:
- Narrative account of the planning and execution of the qualifying passage
- Navigational records showing that the candidate:
- Completed the records on board a yacht on passage
- Out of sight of land
- Navigated the yacht without the use of electronic navigational aids
The written exam consists of questions on sights, sight reduction and meteorology. Holders of certain certificates are exempted from the written examination. Please contact us for details of the exemptions.
RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Ocean Certificate of Competence
RYA Exam fees
The exam fee payable by the candidate directly to the RYA via credit card is £210.00. This fee is not included in our course prices.
Exams are conducted throughout the year. Please contact us for exam dates. If you have a group booking (3 – 5 or more people) we will try our best to accommodate you on your dates.
Please contact us for high and low season prices as well as current specials. If you make a group booking (3 or more people), you qualify for a group discount