2 weeks £1200 excluding exam fee

1 week £600 excluding exam fee

GYT offers an extensive 2 week YM prep programme or a shorter 1 week refresher course.

The first week of your course is spent consolidating your miles and skippered passages and familiarisation of the local area. During week 2 your instructor will hone your skills in navigation, close quarters handling under power and sail and ensuring your theory knowledge is up to speed.

The culmination of the 2 weeks is the examination by an RYA appointed independent Examiner

The exam will include an assessment of your skippering skills, boat handling, general seamanship, navigation, safety awareness and knowledge of the IRPCS, meteorology and signals.

Yachtmaster Offshore exam pre-requisites


Minimum seatime
50 days, 2,500 miles including at least 5 passages over 60 miles measured along the rhumb line from the port of departure to the destination, acting as skipper for at least two of these passages and including two which have involved overnight passages.

5 days experience as skipper

At least half this mileage and passages must be conducted in tidal waters.

All qualifying seatime must be within 10 years prior to the exam.

See: Information on Qualifying passages

Form of exam Practical

  • Certification required
  • A GMDSS Short Range Certificate (SRC) or higher grade of marine radio certificate.
  • A valid first aid certificate
  • Minimum exam duration 8-12 hours for 1 candidate, 10-18 hours for 2 candidates. No more than two candidates can be examined in 24 hours and no more than four candidates can be examined in one 2 day session

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