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RYA/MCA Yachtmasterâ„¢ Coastal/Offshore/Ocean

Note: Please see below for information on the courses: 

RYA Yachtmaster Coastal

RYA Yachtmaster Coastal Prospectus 2017

RYA Yachtmaster Offshore

RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Prospectus 2017

RYA Yachtmaster Ocean

RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Prospectus 2017


The RYA Yachtmaster™ qualifications are completed in the following order 

RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Coastal

Aim: The Yachtmaster Coastal has the knowledge needed to skipper a yacht on coastal cruises.

Duration: (Minimum) 6-10 hours for one candidate. 8 - 14 for two.

Qualification: Certificate of completion. 

Prerequisites: Experience equivalent to 30 days sea time (800 miles) including 12 night hours*, Marine Radio Operators Qualification and current First Aid Certificate.

Notes:

- Candidates need to provide a boat for practical examinations. Alternatively this can be arranged through an RYA Training Centre. if you have a Coastal Skipper Practical Course Completion Certificate the sea time requirement is reduced to 20 days (400 miles) and 12 night hours. 

- Cost: TBA

- Renewal is Maximum of five years 

 - Power/Sail conversion: TBA

Coastguard Boating Education administers Certificates of Competence and examines candidates on behalf of the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) and Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA). Examiners are independent assessors and cannot be involved in the training of candidates.

Includes a practical examination. Candidates will be set tasks to demonstrate their ability as a Coastal Skipper, and may also be asked questions on any part of the syllabus for all practical and shore based courses up to Coastal Skipper.

To enquire about this course or certificate, please contact Coastguard Boating Education on 0800 40 80 90 or please contact one of the RYA training centres listed below under Course Options.




RYA/MCA Yachtmaster™ Offshore

Aim: The Yachtmaster Coastal has the knowledge needed to skipper a yacht on coastal cruises.

Duration: (Minimum) 8 - 10 hours for one candidate. 10 - 18 for two.

Qualification: Certificate of completion. RYA/MCA Certificates of Competence with a commercial endorsement can be used for vessels up to 200GT and as an entry into Megayacht qualifications.

Prerequisites: Experience equivalent to 50 days (2,500 miles) including at least 5 passages over 60 miles, 2 overnight and 2 as skipper, a GMDSS Short Range Certificate (SRC) or higher grade marine radio certificate and current First Aid Certificate.



Notes:

- Candidates need to provide a boat for practical examinations. Alternatively this can be arranged through an RYA Training Centre. if you have a Coastal Skipper Practical Course Completion Certificate the sea time requirement is reduced to 20 days (400 miles) and 12 night hours. 

- The cost of the course is TBA

- Renewal is Maximum of five years 

 - Candidates need to provide a boat for practical examinations. Alternatively this can be arranged through an RYA Training Centre

Coastguard Boating Education administers Certificates of Competence and examines candidates on behalf of the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) and Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA). Examiners are independent assessors and cannot be involved in the training of candidates.

To enquire about this course or certificate, please contact Coastguard Boating Education on 0800 40 80 90 or please contact one of the RYA training centres listed below under Course Options.


RYA/MCA Yachtmaster™ Ocean

Aim: The Yachtmaster Ocean has the knowledge needed to skipper a yacht or motor vessel on an ocean passage.

Duration: Approximately 1.5 hours

Qualification: RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Ocean Certificate of Competence 

Prerequisites: Experience of an ocean passage (over 600M) as a skipper or mate/watch leader, RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Offshore Certificate of Competence and RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Shore based Certificate of Competence. *Holders or RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Shore based or Coastguard Boating Education Ocean Yachtmaster Certificate are exempt from the written assessment.

Notes:

- Candidates need to provide a boat for practical examinations. Alternatively this can be arranged through an RYA Training Centre. if you have a Coastal Skipper Practical Course Completion Certificate the sea time requirement is reduced to 20 days (400 miles) and 12 night hours. 

- Cost TBA

- Renewal is Maximum of five years 

Coastguard Boating Education administers Certificates of Competence and examines candidates on behalf of the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) and Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA). Examiners are independent assessors and cannot be involved in the training of candidates. Examination: Written assessment* and oral. Minimum Exam Duration: Approximately 1.5 hours.

To enquire about this course or certificate, please contact Coastguard Boating Education on 0800 40 80 90 or please contact one of the RYA training centres listed below under Course Options.

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DISCOUNT CODES

To use your Coastguard NZ new member discount for $100 off a Day Skipper course, please in put your membership number in the  "Discount Code field below. This discount code may not be used in conjunction with any other offer, and can only be redeemed once. 

To use your Coastguard NZ 15% membership discount on selected courses, input "CGM" and your Coastguard membership number (e.g. CGM78091) into the  "Discount Code" field below. This discount code may not be used in conjunction with any other offer. The courses included in this discount offer are: Day Skipper (Not to be used in conjunction with $100 discount), Boatmaster, Maritime VHF Radio Operator Certificate, Inboard Engine Maintenance, Outboard Engine Maintenance and GPS Operator.

PLEASE NOTE: Boating Education resources cannot be discounted using these codes.   

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