• Course ID: Y355
  • Discipline: Yachting
  • Level: Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster


The Yachtmaster Offshore Skipper Certificate certifies a recreational sailor’s ability to skipper a sailing yacht under sail and auxiliary motor on any passage during daylight and at night. The assessment is a practical assessment run at sea in a cruising boat. When you have completed the Yachtmaster Offshore  Preparation course, you book the practical exam with SailCork . The Examiner is external . Duration is 10-18 hours for 2 candidates.

Requirements on log within 10 years: ( purchase the RYA Yachtmaster Scheme Logbook)

  • 2500 miles logged
  • 50 days at sea
  • 5 days as Skipper
  • 5 passages over 60 miles long to include 2 overnight passages and 2 as Skipper.


Accreditation DTTAS /ISA Yachtmaster Offshore or RYA Yachtmaster Offshore
Price Examiner fee approx €200 pp + Examiner expenses approx €50pp
Boat Yacht "Holy Grounder" Beneteau 367, tiller.
Length of Course 10-18 hours for 2 candidates
Objective You meet the standard of Yachtmaster Offshore and are capable of skippering a sailing yacht under sail and auxiliary motor on coastal and offshore passages during daylight and at night.
Location Cork Harbour
Equipment Included The Boat has full safety equipment, all nav. aids and powerful engines. The safety equipment includes lifejackets and harnesses for each crew member.
What to bring Soft bag with change of warm clothes, toiletries, sleeping bag. Your own sailing waterproofs.
Meals Breakfast + Lunches are provided plus some evening meals.
Syllabus IRPCS, Safety, Boat Handling, General Seamanship, Maintenance, Responsibilities of Skipper, Navigation, Metrology, Signals
Pre Course RYA Yachtmaster Shorebased cert. VHF Radio licence. 1st aid cert. Logbook up to date.
Pre Course Advice We strongly recommend you compete a 5 day Yachtmaster Offshore preparation course immediately prior to the exam.
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