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Q – Yachtmaster Prep


17/10/2022 - 21/10/2022    
All Day

Available Berths & Bookings:

Available Berths: 0
Booked Berths: 5
Deposit if applicable: £0.00
Booked Members:
  • Andy McGhee
  • Sebastian Elwell
  • Tony King
  • Roger Wood
  • Nigel Aldridge

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Haslar Marina
Haslar Marina, Gosport , Hampshire, PO12 1NU

Event Notes:

Skipper: Andy McGhee

Advanced Skipper Training Course.

Yachtmaster Preparation Week (5 days) and Exam (2 days)

Prerequisite – Experienced PYC Club Skipper, meeting the minimum pre-exam requirements for RYA/MCA Coastal or Offshore qualifications – see RYA YM Syllabus and Logbook, pages 68 (YM Coastal) and 69 (YM Offshore). Before booking, please contact the PYC Training Officer to discuss suitability. 

Please note, the objective of 5 day preparation course is to enhance your sailing skills to the level required for the exam, through intensive practice sessions.  As such, it is not a training course and there will be no time available for teaching practical skills or theory content. 

Candidates must commit to taking either the Coastal or Offshore exam at the end of the preparation week, which is subject to an additional fee, payable direct to the independent RYA examiner. Prior to the exam, candidates are expected to have in-depth knowledge of yachtmaster ‘theory’ aspects, including tidal calculations, navigation and pilotage, lights/day shapes, sound signals and collision regulations.

A deposit is required to confirm your training place at a rate of £25 per day, so a 2 day course will require a deposit of £50 and a 5 day course will require £125 to confirm your place. If you cancel, this deposit will only be returned if your place is filled and more details are available in our booking terms and conditions.

As a reminder this supplement is to cover the club costs of supporting our trainers’ examination and medical expenses etc and to cover the cost of their berth.  We have increased costs associated with maintaining our Sea School status. 

From 2022 we will also ask that members pay the trainer’s share of food, fuel and marina fees.  Essentially we ask that, in return for their professional time (which they give freely), they should not need to lay out their personal money to give you a training experience. This will apply to formal training events, whether they are RYA or PYC courses. Research shows that the PYC training offering is still extremely competitive.

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