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Yachtmaster Offshore

Yachtmaster Offshore

RYA Yachtmaster certificates are highly recognized qualifications worldwide in the professional navigation industry due to their high standards.

The Yachtmaster Offshore program leads to a professional qualification and a commercial endorsement to work on yachts up to 24m or 200GT with 12 passengers and 150 miles from the coast. The superyacht sector requires this qualification for vessel crewing and management.

Professional Qualification

Yachts up to 24m

Yachts up to 200GT

Up to 12 passengers

Up to 150 nm off the coast

What do you need to take the Yachtmaster Offshore course ?

To become a yacht captain, your yacht skills need to be highly competent. Don't forget that there are certain requirements to enroll in our Yachtmaster Coastal course.

Having sailed for a minimum of 50 days at sea as skipper.
Having sailed a minimum of 2500 miles, half of them in tidal waters.
Possessing the GMDSS VHF Radio Certificate.
Having the First Aid Certificate (STCW or RYA).

What will you learn with the Yachtmaster Offshore ourse?

You will learn everything you need to know in order to navigate on yachts of up to 24m or 200GT with 12 passengers.

Skills on sailboats.

The practical exam for RYA Yachtmaster will test not only your skills on boats but also your theoretical knowledge and all aspects of the RYA curriculum. Your ability to manage the crew and the yacht will also be crucial.

Review theory with practice.

The RYA Yachtmaster Offshore course starts with an optional 5-day theory session that includes passage planning.

Followed by 5 days of practical preparation where you can review any skills and practice implementing theory into practical application. It concludes with a 2-day practical examination conducted by an official RYA examiner.

High-level competencies.

Your yacht handling skills will be very competent. We use practical training to guide you on how to implement theoretical knowledge. The majority of the 12-day training is dedicated to theory and the implementation of this theory into practice.

Prices for the Yachtmaster Offshore Course.

Find the best price for your Yachtmaster Offshore Course:

Yachtmaster Offshore
Theory

€690

40h. of Theory Course

RYA Coursebook

RYA Navigational Maps

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Yachtmaster Coastal
Practical Sail Course

€1250

5 Days of Practical Course

insurance

Qualified RYA Instructors

Max. 5 Students Per Course

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YM Offshore
Theory + Practical Sail Course

€1890

40h. Theory Course

5 days Practical Sail Course

RYA Handbook & Maps

Insurance

Qualified RYA instructors

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The course price does not include the exam fee of £230 per student, which should be paid directly to the RYA.

Check the available course dates.

To obtain the Yachtmaster title, you will have to complete both the theoretical and practical components.
What are you waiting for?

Location Date Schedule Available places
Barcelona - Aula Profesional 11.03.2024 - 15.03.2024 Monday: 09:30 to 18:00
Tuesday: 09:30 to 18:00
Wednesday: 09:30 to 18:00
Thursday: 09:30 to 18:00
Friday: 09:30 to 18:00
Available places
Barcelona - Aula Profesional 08.04.2024 - 13.04.2024 Monday: 09:30 to 18:00
Tuesday: 09:30 to 18:00
Wednesday: 09:30 to 18:00
Thursday: 09:30 to 18:00
Friday: 09:30 to 18:00
Saturday: 09:30 to 18:00
Available places
Barcelona - Aula Profesional 06.05.2024 - 11.05.2024 Monday: 09:30 to 18:00
Tuesday: 09:30 to 18:00
Wednesday: 09:30 to 18:00
Thursday: 09:30 to 18:00
Friday: 09:30 to 18:00
Saturday: 09:30 to 18:00
Available places
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Boat Date Schedule Available places
Alba
Patrick
18.03.2024 - 24.03.2024 Monday: 09:00 to 17:00
Tuesday: 09:00 to 17:00
Wednesday: 09:00 to 17:00
Thursday: 09:00 to 17:00
Friday: 09:00 to 17:00
Saturday: 09:00 to 17:00
Sunday: 09:00 to 17:00
Full
Aeryn
Patrick
15.04.2024 - 21.04.2024 Monday: 09:00 to 17:00
Tuesday: 09:00 to 17:00
Wednesday: 09:00 to 17:00
Thursday: 09:00 to 17:00
Friday: 09:00 to 17:00
Saturday: 09:00 to 17:00
Sunday: 09:00 to 17:00
Available places
Aeryn
Patrick
13.05.2024 - 19.05.2024 Monday: 09:00 to 17:00
Tuesday: 09:00 to 17:00
Wednesday: 09:00 to 17:00
Thursday: 09:00 to 17:00
Friday: 09:00 to 17:00
Saturday: 09:00 to 17:00
Sunday: 09:00 to 17:00
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Setting The Main Sail
Full Speed
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Going Upwind
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Working The Winch
Working The Winch
Calculating Courses
Calculating Courses
Learning Theory
Learning Theory
Positioning on a Chart
Positioning on a Chart
VHF Radio Course
VHF Radio Course
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FAQs

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The RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Course is a nautical training program designed to develop advanced sailing skills and knowledge. It leads to a professional qualification recognized globally. Graduates are certified to operate yachts up to 24 meters or 200 gross tonnage (GT) in offshore waters. The course covers navigation, seamanship, safety, and leadership aspects of yacht operation.

During the Yachtmaster course, you will develop advanced skills in navigation, maneuvers, sea safety, and leadership in the maritime environment. You'll learn to make informed decisions in challenging situations and operate yachts safely and effectively in coastal water

  • Have sailed a minimum of 50 days at sea as skipper.
  • Have covered a minimum of 2500 miles, with at least half of them in tidal waters.
  • Possess a high level of spoken and written English, as the courses are conducted in English.

The course includes both theoretical and practical assessments to measure your knowledge and skills. At the end of the practical course, an official examination is conducted with an RYA examiner. It's important to note that the cost of the official examination, approximately 230 GBP, is not included in the course fee.
Upon passing the examination, a Certificate of Competence is issued. This is known as the Yachtmaster Certificate of Competence.

The RYA Yachtmaster Offshore qualification enables you to work in the maritime industry on vessels up to 24 meters or 200 GT with a maximum of 12 passengers up to 150 miles from the coast. However, it does not permit working as a professional skipper on Spanish-flagged vessels.

You can enroll directly on this page. Just make sure to meet the requirements mentioned above. You will find detailed information about the course, available dates, and the enrollment process.

RYA certificates are globally recognized and accepted in most countries. In Spain, there are over 20 schools accredited by the Royal Yachting Association.
However, Spanish legislation only recognizes and accepts these certificates in certain specific contexts. RYA certificates are not recognized in Spain. To sail as a Spanish national on a Spanish-flagged vessel, an appropriate Spanish nautical qualification is required.

This course is personalized, and we accept a maximum of 5 students per course.

The RYA training system offers several advantages that we recommend to our students due to its effectiveness:

  • Excellence in learning to sail.
  • Content focused on practical navigation and improving specific skills.
  • Internationally recognized certification valid for sailing worldwide.
  • Easy and fast acquisition of professional credentials.

The course is divided into two parts: a 5-day (40-hour) theoretical course and a 5-day (40-hour) practical course, followed by an official 2-day practical examination at the end of the practical course. It is highly recommended to complete both courses in sequence to ensure a higher likelihood of success in the examination.

Yes, Escuela Náutica Neptuno is an approved center by the Royal Yacht Association. We are registered as "Neptun Maritime Training" and comply with all RYA requirements.
If you're seeking a comprehensive and globally recognized nautical education, the RYA Yachtmaster Coastal Course at Escuela Náutica Neptuno is your ideal choice. We invite you to join us on this exciting nautical learning journey!

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