• Course ID: Y350
  • Discipline: Yachting
  • Level: RYA/IS Yachtmaster Off shore

SailCork’s Eddie English and Peter Scallan run the Yachtmaster Coastal Preparation course onboard our training Yacht “Holy Grounder” from East Ferry, Cobh in Cork Harbour.

The Yachtmaster Offshore Certificate certifies recreational sailors ability to skipper a sailing yacht under sail and auxiliary motor on coastal and offshore passages during daylight and at night. The certificate is endorsed for recreational use by the Department of Transport Tourism and Sport. The assessment is a practical assessment run at sea in a cruising boat.This course prepares you for the assessment. SailCork offers a “one stop shop” with a 5 day  Preparation Course followed by the assessment by an external Examiner. It is essential to have the RYA Yachtmaster Shorebased certificate prior to attending.

The course is 4 nights live aboard and maximum numbers onboard is 4 candidates.

The exam is 8-14 hours per 2 candidates and the external Examiner will run the exam on days  6 & 7.

Price €875 for 5 days Prep payable to SailCork. The Examiner fee paid directly to him @ approx €200 per candidate plus expenses approx €50pp.
Boat Yacht "Holy Grounder" Beneteau 367, tiller.
Length of Course 5 days, 4 nights onboard
Objective You will be prepared fully for the Yachtmaster Offshore practical assessment.
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. Navigation aids and pilotage plans.
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 Be familiar with Cork Harbour via paper charts and online Navionics. Prepare pilotage plans.
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