Yachtmaster - Coastal

The Yachtmaster Coastal has the knowledge needed to skipper a yacht on coastal cruises but does not necessarily have the experience needed to undertake longer passages. Full details of the exam syllabus and requirements are shown in the RYA's Sail Cruising Logbook (code G15). The candidate or a training centre provides the boat and the RYA provides an examiner.

The exam will include an assessment of your skippering skills, boat handling, general seamanship, navigation, safety awareness and knowledge of the IRPCS (collision regulations), meteorology and signals. Candidates will be set tasks to demonstrate their ability and may also be asked questions on any part of the syllabus for all practical and shorebased courses up to Yachtmaster™ Coastal level.

Before you book your exam please check that you:

  • can provide a boat.
  • have completed the required mileage and experience as skipper.
  • hold a VHF Radio Operators License or Short Range Certificate.
  • hold a valid first aid certificate have read the syllabus in RYA publications; G15 (sail).
  • have read and comply with the pre-requisites above.

If you need a Yachtmaster™ Coastal Certificate of Competence in order to work on board a commercial craft subject the MCA's codes of practice, you will need to get it commercially endorsed. You can then work on commercial vessels up to 24m in length, operating in category 3, 4, 5 and 6 waters - that is up to 20 miles from a nominated departure point in fine weather and daylight.


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