It is not a beginners course. You will learn: Practical boat handling and navigation in our 15 m steel hulled training yacht, the Motor Yacht Lord Nelson (we do not currently offer Yachtmaster Sail). You will gain practical command experience and, because of the weight of the yacht, she handles like a much larger vessel. The boat therefore provides an ideal training platform for those moving to larger yachts.
You are required to hold the VHF (SRC) Radio Licence, Valid First Aid certificate (to have been taken within 3 years), Valid Personal Survival Techniques
certificate, Valid ENG1, and online PPR certificate.
Assessment You will be examined by an RYA examiner on the last 2 days of the course, who will test your practical ability as well as your written and verbal theoretical knowledge.
2,500 logged sea miles, with at least half being in tidal waters and half being on vessels between 7LWL-24m LOA and all under 500GT, 50 days at sea, (5 days as skipper), At least 5 passages over 60nm in vessels between 7m LWL-24m LOA and under 80GT; including 2 overnight passages and 2 skipper passages, a valid ENG1 medical certificate, All qualifying sea time must be within 10 years prior to the exam