Private Yachtmaster Practical Course

Details & requirements

This private course prepares candidates for the RYA Yachtmaster Certificate of Competence practical exam.  It takes place on a twin engine motor cruiser.  Night exercises are included to ensure that all candidates are fully prepared for the final exam.

  • Private tuition for individuals or groups of up to four people.
  • Pre-study tuition available.
  • Four full days of training on practical course before the final exam.
  • PPR training available for commercial endorsement.

It focuses on:

  • Improving skippering ability
  • Boat handling, both in the marina and at sea
  • Pilotage
  • Passage planning
  • Navigation and chartwork
  • Practically applying the IRPCS
  • Meteorology


Ability after course: Competent to skipper a motoryacht on any passage up to 150 miles from harbour.

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Private Yachtmaster Practical Course