Yachtmaster Examination Preparation Course

Yachtmaster Prep Course - This is a five day course that prepares the candidate to be examined by an independent RYA examiner directly following the course. Cost is C$1795 and covers the use of the boat during the exam period. The fee paid directly to RYA for the examination is approximately £205 and can be paid by credit card at the time of the examination.

Although it is not a formal RYA course, In Slocum's Wake does offer coaching to students preparing to to take a practical exam for one of the RYA certificates of competence including RYA Yachtmaster Coastal or RYA Yachtmaster Offshore. This coaching is delivered by instructors holding Yachtmaster Instructor and higher.

The course is a mix of vessel familiarization, an opportunity for the student to explore the exam area, and to brush up on the candidates skills and knowledge. Each examination has a syllabus, which can be found in the Yachtmaster Scheme Logbook (G158).

The candidate is taken through as much of the exam syllabus as possible, to seek out any weak areas and then coach the student up to, or at least closer to the standard. In short this is a coaching course aimed at polishing skills that may be a little rusty, or refreshing subjects that have found their way into the dark corners of the student's mind.

The course will consist of plenty of boat handling, pilotage and theory checks throughout identifying weaknesses to the student and instructor so that they can focus their efforts in preparing for the formal exam.

Although there is no guarantee of success at the formal exam, it does improve chances of success significantly by carefully looking at the student's current skill-set and helping them improve.

We are offering Yachtmaster Prep/Exams on the following dates (including exam days):

  • according to demand

  • Cost is CAD $1995 plus 15% HST.

Contact us for scheduling and more information