Tag: Yachtmaster Courses

Tag: Yachtmaster Courses

Yachtmaster Courses

Yachtmaster Training Mallorca

The RYA Yachtmaster qualification is a highly prized certificate of competence proving the ability of the holder to handle either a motor boat or sailing boat in certain prescribed conditions.

RYA Training is carried out in more than 20 countries and currently there are around 13,000 professionals working as yacht crew on commercial vessels around the world using RYA Certificates of Competence.

When commercially endorsed, Yachtmaster licences provide significant privileges and for many sailors, the Yachtmaster Offshore or Yachtmaster Ocean Certificate of Competence are the ultimate aim and a required step on the way to a Deck Officer career.

Unlike other courses in the cruising programme, there is no formal training to complete in order to become a Yachtmaster. Instead, provided that you have sufficient experience and sea time, you can put yourself forward for an exam to test your skills and knowledge. If you have not previously undertaken any formal training it is unlikely that you will pass the exam.

The pre-course experience includes, two days as a skipper, 800 miles and 12 night hours. Students will also need valid VHF and (RYA) First Aid certificates.

If you don't have the requisite sea miles under your belt, we recommend a call to milebuilders.com – who organise a number of milebuilding days & delivery trips throughout the year for individuals or groups.

It can take many years to build the kind of experience and sea miles under your belt required for Yachtmaster, unless structured milebuilding is built into the equation.

Yachtmaster offshore exam preparation

The RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Certificate of Competence is a highly regarded worldwide qualification proving the experience and competence of a skipper. Sufficient experience and sea time form the eligibility criteria for taking the Yachtmaster exam. The Yachtmaster offshore sail exam preparation week provides five days practical boat handling and revision of the theory with all aspects of the examination organised. This is an intensive course which will challenge you by sailing onto and off marina pontoons and mooring buoys, sail trim for simulated engine and steering failures, man overboard, blind navigation, mooring up in tight spots and anchoring under sail.

Conversion courses

Holders of the Yachtmaster Coastal or Yachtmaster Offshore sail Certificate of Competence may take a practical conversion exam to obtain the equivalent power certificate of competence. Candidates may also convert from power to sail. The same rules apply whether you are converting from sail to power, or from power to sail, but the practical exam for converting from power to sail may take slightly longer.

Our recommended sea school in Mallorca for Yachtmaster training is Deep Blue Sea Training.

This level of RYA training is a specialty for Deep Blue Sea Training and their candidates come from many locations around the globe. With a remarkable exam success rate, professional training support (pre and post course) and a constant stream of positive reviews and feedback, they are quickly establishing ourselves as the professional choice for RYA training in the Med.

Deep Blue Sea Training is located in the heart of the Mallorca yachting industry in Santa Catalina, Palma.

Visit the Deep Blue Sea Training website.

A good alternative to Deep Blue Sea Training is Solaris Sailing based in Port Andratx.