RYA YachtMaster Preparation and Exam

RYA YachtMaster Preparation and Exam

An RYA YachtMaster qualification is required if you wish to work professionally as a yachtsman. For those not looking for a career in yachting, achieving the YachtMaster qualification demonstrates they are a safe, responsible and competent skipper. The RYA YachtMaster qualification is a certificate of competency recognised around the world and is accepted by every charter company as evidence of competency to charter a boat.

Course Content

This is an intensive week for experienced skippers who wish to gain this professional qualification. The course will help you refine and practise your skills under instruction of an experienced RYA YachtMaster Instructor.

For more information on becoming an RYA YachtMaster and what experience you require please look at our page Becoming a YachtMaster for more information.

RYA Theory Course Videos

We now have a set of RYA Theory Course tuition videos and Equinox Sailing Manual to accompany all our theory courses.

Course Details

Duration 5 days excluding exams
Max instructor ratio 4:1
Cost £575

Exam fees are paid direct to the RYA and are not included.


RYA YachtMaster Coastal pre-requisites
RYA YachtMaster Offshore pre-requisites 

Available Dates

Available dates

To Book

Booking Form

Included on the course

RYA accredited instructor, accommodation on board, gas, diesel, breakfast and lunch each day, 1 evening meal, use of the boat for your exam.

To enable you to fully enjoy the course, you will require wet weather gear; a sleeping bag and pillow will also be required. Refer to our comprehensive kit list.

Meals ashore and mooring fees, which are split between the students, are not included.

RYA Specialist Courses

Learn more about the Specialist Courses we offer.

Further Information

Contact Us

If you have any other questions please contact us or check out our FAQ page.

Who are the RYA?

Find out more about the Royal Yachting Association (RYA): Who are the RYA?