RYA Yachtmaster Offshore
The RYA's ultimate course - bringing you every trick in the book and the qualifications you need to pursue a career in the sailing industry.
|Who should attend?
||This course is the most advanced RYA sailing qualification and is suitable for those planning a professional career as a skipper through the RYA programme.
|What experience do I need?
||A minimum of 50 days sea time, 2,500 miles traveled, including 5 passages over 60 nautical miles (2 overnight and 2 as skipper). VHF Radio Operators Certificate and First Aid Certificate. You need to be an experienced yachtsman, competent to skipper of a cruising yacht in local areas. A strong understanding of navigation is required.
|What topics are covered?
||Passage planning, weather, navigation, tides, GPS, rules of the road, safety, emergency procedures, pilotage.
|How much time is involved?
||5 days/4 nights liveaboard. Courses start at 10am on day one, returning at 5pm on day five with drinks and nibbles at Wakefield Quay House, our B&B overlooking the Nelson harbour entrance. We recommend an additional 2 days onshore navigation theory and 1 day is required for the examination (please contact us for pricing).
|What do I need to bring?
||Soft, nonslip, non-marking shoes, comfortable clothes, a warm sweater, sunscreen, sunglasses and hat, a swimsuit, towel, sleeping bag, toiletries & medications, change of clothes, a beer or two if required. Pack in a soft bag.
Onshore luggage storage available if
needed at own risk.
||All safety gear, hot or cold drinks, all meals and snacks. The RYA syllabus & logbook (G15) in which to record your sailing experience (if you don't already have one) and the RYA Yachtmaster. Good quality wet weather clothing can be hired for $50
|What certificate will I get and what can I do with it?
||On satisfactory completion of the course you will be eligible to sit the RYA Yachtmaster Offshore practical examination. This involves an external examiner to join you on the yacht for a practical exam of approx 8 to 10 hours, departing from Port Nelson. Please get in touch with us for pricing of exam fees, commercial endorsement and yacht hire for exam. (Please note: The use of our yacht Manaia for examinations is only available to students who have joined us for a Yachtmaster Offshore 5 day course).
on the course?
||A maximum of 4 students plus your RYA licensed skipper/tutor John Moore.
A minimum of 2 students are required
before the course can be confirmed.
|What if the weathers bad?
||If your instructor decides it would be unsafe to sail and cancels, we will arrange another suitable time.
If your timetable precludes this, we refund
100% of the price.
|What does it cost?
||NZ$ 1795,- Book now »