“An RYA Yachtmaster™ Certificate of Competence is often the ultimate aim of aspiring skippers. It is a well known, highly respected qualification worldwide, proving your experience and competence as a skipper”

Course format

This is an intensive preparation week before taking the RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Offshore Examination is proficient to skipper a sailing yacht on any passage during which the vessel is no more than 150 miles from a safe haven.

The practical portion of the RYA system is composed of the Yachtmaster Coastal and Yachtmaster Offshore course which is held over a period of 5 consecutive days onboard, with daytime and nighttime navigation, to refine and review existing skills and to develop skills to manage the vessel using the best practices to the appropriate level of competence in areas such as sailing of the vessel in different weather conditions, Man Over Board exercises, leadership and management of the crew, provisioning, safety on board, navigation exercises such as blind navigation and passage planning, the diesel engine, and other situations one might encounter as a skipper. All this while we review general theory concepts, International Rules for Preventing Collisions at Sea, communications, and terminology.


From October to May


5 days, boarding at 0630pm on Saturday – disembark on Friday afternoon
Sailing area: Procida and Ischia island 

What’s Included Fee

Accommodation on board, mooring fees, fuel
For details of what you should bring please refer to the FAQ’s section.

Fee Course 

1150 Euro

Prerequisites to the course

  • 50 days aboard, 5 days as skipper
  • 2500 miles logged, half of it in tidal water 
  • 5 passages of over 60 miles including 2 overnight and 2 as skipper
  • VHF radio operator’s certificate and a valid first-aid certificate.
  • There is a minimum age of 18 to take the exam.
  • Knowledge of all the topics of the Coastal Skipper & Yachtmaster Theory course

Half the qualifying sea time must have been conducted in tidal waters

Course details

There are two options with training courses: A private course (you hire your own yacht and have your own dedicated instructor) OR the more traditional course structure of mixed individuals course. We are more than happy to teach different courses on the same yacht if you have a crew of mixed experience.

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