RYA Yachtmaster Qualification

The RYA Yachtmaster Theory Qualification takes students to a much higher level of navigational expertise and is indicative of a very high standard of seamanship.

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RYA Yachtmaster Theory Qualification

The RYA Yachtmaster Qualification is achieved with the same course for both Yachtmaster Offshore and Yachtmaster Coastal Qualifications.

The RYA Yachtmaster Theory Qualification is aimed at those who already have achieved skills to Day Skipper level. It is the current course for both the RYA Yachtmaster Offshore and RYA Yachtmaster Coastal Qualifications. The difference between these two qualifications is in the practical experience and ability displayed and tested in the examination on the water. The same in depth level of theory knowledge is expected for both. The Splash Theory course is equally applicable for both power and sail students, in both tidal and non-tidal situations.

The RYA Yachtmaster qualification is accepted worldwide as a clear marker of high navigation and marine expertise. It is one basic element that is essential in going forward and working professionally in the marine industry in both leisure and commercial sectors.

Typical Yachtmaster candidates

The Splash Yachtmaster course is suitable for those with a range of sailing experience, from limited to experienced, for both leisure and commercial mariners, and covers the theory required for Yachtmaster Coastal and Yachtmaster Offshore certificates.

Candidates should normally have completed a Day Skipper Theory course, or be at that level of knowledge. While the Splash course covers all the topics from a basic level, those without previous experience will most likely have to complete additional study. Typical Yachtmaster candidates will include:

  • Experienced sailors and power boaters wishing to achieve the advanced status of Yachtmaster
  • Students wishing to make a career in the commercial world of the professional seaman or woman
  • Those already in the professional sailing world seeking to move on to achieve senior officer appointments
  • Sailors and power boaters planning to voyage further offshore
  • Day Skipper certificate holders planning to study navigation to a greater depth

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As soon as enrolled able to access materials especially as some as the course does not require materials such as dividers or charts so you get the good feeling that you have paid and you are getting something back and could start straight away and there was no peer pressure and can be done at own pace to suit personal situation.

The personalized help was greatly appreciated and any further information needed was always promptly given in a very friendly manner. Never felt silly for asking or like I was being too bothersome.

This is a superb course that has clearly been well thought out to deliver good quality training, using multimedia and teaching aids such as charts and plotters to their best with prompt and knowledgeable support and for distance learning it could not be better.

I needed a course with flexibility because I wanted to learn the different modules in an individual way. The most impressive thing - really outstanding - was the response of John if I had some questions. He always esponded immediately. Really an unforgettable experience.

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