Training Courses

The RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Coastal and Offshore Certificate of Competence preparation. For BOTH Sail and Motor cruising schemes.

Skippers that have achieved the necessary mileage and developed their skills and experience may wish to take the independently assessed ‘RYA Yachtmaster Coastal’ or ‘RYA Yachtmaster Offshore’ certificates of competence.

Most skippers elect to take a few days with a RYA recognised training centre to brush up and hone their skills prior to their assessment by an independent RYA examiner.

The minimum sea time required (within 10yrs of examination) is:-

  • RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Coastal.
  • 30 days, 2 days as skipper. 800 miles inc 12 night hours.
  • RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Offshore.
  • 50 days, 5 days as skipper. 2,500 miles,
  • 5 passages over 60 miles including 2 overnight
  • passages as skipper.

With a wealth of experience Estuary Sailing has highly qualified skippers to meet any advanced training needs or help you may require. Other mileage building, night sailing and skill building is available to hone skills in preparation for the Certificate of Competence tests. Please don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss any areas you may need assistance with.