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RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Coastal / Offshore Prep Week

The aim of this course is to teach the skills and techniques required to skipper a cruising yacht (for the sail course) or motor cruiser (for the motor course), of 7mt – 15mt LOA, safely in coastal and offshore passages by day and night.
  • Pre-requisites: Listed below
  • Minimum age: Yachtmaster Coastal - 17 years / Yachtmaster Offshore - 18 Years
  • Where: Langebaan
  • Duration: 5 days prep + exam 3-4 Days
  • Ratio: 5:1

This course is aimed at the more experienced sailor

NB!! PLEASE READ PRE-REQUISITES CAREFULLY BEFORE SIGNING UP

This course is aimed at the more experienced sailor

NB!! PLEASE READ PRE-REQUISITES CAREFULLY BEFORE SIGNING UP

Exam Preparation/Boat handling Coastal/Offshore

This course is designed to revise the theoretical and practical aspects of the RYA Yachtmaster Coastal / Offshore Exam. It is assumed that all aspects of boat handling and theory are familiar to the student and only revision is required.

  • COLREGS
  • Practical navigation
  • Boat Handling (sailing on and off docks, ferry gliding, blind navigation, picking up moorings, tidal stream work etc)
  • General Seamanship
  • Responsibilities of a Skipper
  • Safety checks & briefing

*** Signed off in logbook ***
(includes food and accommodation onboard)

RYA Yachtmaster Coastal/Offshore Exam

  • 1 day passage plan
  • 3/4 days practical exam

(We have allowed 3 – 4 days for the external exam to cover any unforeseen circumstances therefore you should not make any personal plans over this period)

(compulsory to sleep onboard – food included)

Included

  • Food and accommodation onboard
  • Nutritional menu plan typically used on a yacht
  • The use of Foul Weather gear should you need it (no extra charge)
  • Personal Logbook
  • Atlantic Yachting T-Shirt & Cap
  • Navigational Equipment – on loan (option to buy own equipment from the office)
  • Charts + All course material – which is yours to keep after the course
  • Sheets, Pillows and pillowcases on yachts
  • Fully equipped galley + cleaning materials
  • Diesel + Berthing Fees
  • Access card to Marina ablutions (on loan)
  • Tea, Coffee and Sugar on yachts and at the office

Excluded

External fees not included in package

RYA Exam Fees:

Payable directly to the RYA by providing credit/debit card details 

  • RYA Yachtmaster Coastal £ 193.00
  • RYA Yachtmaster Offshore £ 224.00
  • RYA Commercial Endorsement £ 35.00
  • RYA PPR online course (payable to AY) R1 000.00
  • RYA VHF Exam Fee £ 60.00
    Or SAMSA SRC Exam Fee R1150.00

STCW 2010: (if not completed already)

  • STCW 2010 course fee – payable to A.Y. R8 750.00
  • STCW transport to fire grounds (payable to AMM) R575.00/person
  • STCW accommodation CT – 11 days arranged by A.Y. ±R330.00pp/pn

MEDICAL EXAMINATION:

  • ENG 1 (Dr Rosendorff 021 4242003 / Dr Dungan 031 261 8291) ±R2 800.00 OR SAMSA SEAFARERS MEDICAL ±R500.00

(Medical done prior to joining Atlantic Yachting)

TRANSPORT:

  • Elwierda Bus Service: 0861 011 094 ±R120.00 one way
  • Private Taxee Service: +27 (0) 722174953

What you need to bring with you

  • Suitable clothing – layers are a good idea (T shirts, weatherproof jacket, baggies, long sleeve T-shirts, rash vests, tracksuit pants, jeans, flip flops and warm clothes)
  • 2 x Colour ID/Passport photo
  • Polarized Sunglasses, or you can purchase from our shop – From R800.00
  • Gloves, or you can purchase from our shop – R300.00
  • Sailing shoes or any soft-soled shoes (i.e., takkies or trainers)
  • Sleeping bag and a blanket
  • Sun cream, hats, towels and toiletries
  • Warm socks and a beanie
  • Extra money for food and beverages

Optional Extra’s for those aiming to work in the International Super Yachting Industry

COURSE
DAYS
RYA / SAMSA SRC (VHF)1½ days
STCW 201011 days
RYA Ocean Theory5 days
ENG 11 day
RYA PB II2 days
RYA PWC (jet-ski)1 day
RYA PWC Instructor course3 days
RYA PB II Instructor course4 days
RYA Diesel Engine1 day
AEC (Approved Engine Course)5 days
RYA Radar1 day
Food Safety Course1 day
Steward/ess5 days

** Optional extra courses are booked on request **

RYA Yachtmaster Coastal / Offshore Pre-Requisites:

Yachtmaster Coastal £193

(Candidates require credit/ debit card details for exam payment)

Experience and minimum sea time:

  • 30 days sea time
  • 2 days as skipper
  • 800 miles logged within 10 years prior to exam
  • 12 night hours
  • At least half qualifying miles logged in tidal waters
  • Miles logged on sail yacht < 78ft or 24m (at least 50%)

** Those holding a RYA Coastal skipper practical course completion certificate have a partial reduction to the sea-time of 400 miles and 20 days at sea **

Certification required before examination:

  • 2x ID photos (name written on back)
  • Copy of current First Aid certificate (STCW)
  • Copy of GMDSS Short Range Certificate or equivalent
  • Logbook complete (sea time)
  • RYA application form with payment details completed

Minimum age: 17 years old

Yachtmaster Offshore £224

  • 2x ID photos (name written on back)
  • Copy of current First Aid certificate (STCW)
  • Copy of GMDSS Short Range Certificate or equivalent
  • Logbook complete (sea time)
  • RYA application form with payment details completed

Minimum age: 18 years old

Conditions

  1. Yes, up to 50% qualifying mileage and days.
  2. The candidate must supply supporting testimonials or Seaman’s Discharge book.

Commercial Endorsement £35

(Candidates require credit/ debit card details for payment)

  • Pre-requisites: Listed below
  • Minimum age: Yachtmaster Coastal - 17 years / Yachtmaster Offshore - 18 Years
  • Where: Langebaan
  • Duration: 5 days prep + exam 3-4 Days
  • Ratio: 5:1

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