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Advanced Course - RYA Yachtmaster (Preparation)

Duration: 5 days.

Course Type: Practical - These courses are run to order - please contact us for details.

Cost: £952 inc (High season April - October).
          £895 inc (Low season November - March).

Premium Training - Guaranteed no more than 3 students on the course.

(Please note that we can provide a complete transfer package to/from Faro Airport to our yachts in Albufeira Marina which includes an extra nights stay onboard the yacht prior to your course starting - please ask for details).

Yachtmaster is the senior qualification for the charter and sail of leisure and commercial yachts of less than 24 meters. The 5 day course comprises of 4 days coaching and develops and polishes skills & techniques in crew management, on board safety, boat handling, passage making & planning, followed by 1 day allocated for the MCA EXAM. (To be arranged and paid for separately).

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Note; Please ensure that you have successfully completed the Yachtmaster theory course within the past 12 months so as to get the most from this practical course.

Our Learn 2 Sail RYA Yachtmaster course is suitable for:

  • Obtaining the highest recognised qualification in yacht sailing.
  • Extending bareboat range in time and distance.
  • Chartering the largest yachts of up to 24m.
  • Those honing and developing advanced skills.
  • Learning the cruising area of the Portuguese Algarve

During our Learn 2 Sail RYA Yachtmaster 5–day yacht–based course you will become:

  • A mature crew leader able to utilise your experience in yacht preparation, passage planning & pilotage, crew management and yacht husbandry.
  • Skilled in tidal and weather tactics for extended cruising.
  • Competent to skipper a yacht on any passage of no more than 150 miles from harbour.
  • Experienced in night sailing, watch keeping and shipping lanes.
  • An accomplished cruising yacht skipper.

By the end of the course...

  • You will be a Yachtmaster and confident to undertake extensive passages to new locations.

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