RYA Yachtmaster Offshore CoC
The RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Examination is, for many boaters, the ultimate qualification when working commercially. For a leisure boater it may simply be a confirmation of the level that you have attained in your boating. Passing the Yachtmaster Offshore Certificate of Competence means that you are considered competent, ‘to skipper a motor cruiser on any passage during which the boat is no more than 150 miles from a safe haven.’
The exam will last approximately 8 to 12 hours for one candidate and 5 - 9 hours per candidate where two or more are being examined.
This is the exam which will allow you to complete your Yachtmaster Offshore Certificate of Competence and work commercially under MGN 280 up to 15nm from a safe haven.
Dates can be arranged to coincide with completion of your Yachtmaster Prep Course.
- 50 days
- 5 days as skipper
- 2500 miles, at least 5 passages over 60 miles, acting as skipper for at least two of these passages and including two of which have involved overnight passages
- At least half the qualifying seatime must have been accrued in tidal waters.
- Knowledge to Yachtmaster Offshore shorebased level.
- A valid First Aid Certificate
- A VHF License.
Minimum Age –