The RYA Yachtmaster Ocean holder is competent to skipper a ‘red flagged’ yacht (up to 24 m) on passages of any length in all parts of the world.
RYA Yachtmaster Ocean is a pre-requisite for MCA Master of Yachts (200gt)/OOW Yachts (500gt) Unlimited and is therefore essential for anyone planning a career as a deck officer on a superyacht.
To qualify for the RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Certificate of Competence you must successfully complete an oral examination with an approved examiner.
Before your oral exam you must
- Hold the RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Certificate of Competence
- Have completed the RYA Yachtmaster Ocean shorebased theory course
- Have completed a Yachtmaster Ocean qualifying passage
- Have prepared a narrative of your qualifying passage including details of your navigational sights for submission to the examiner
At Flying Fish we offer a Yachtmaster Ocean Fast Track program which takes an inexperienced sailor all the way to Yachtmaster Ocean in 16 weeks.
If you are already a qualified Yachtmaster Offshore you can book Yachtmaster Ocean Theory and Passage, a package of training which includes the shorebased theory course and the ocean qualifying passage.