RYA Yachtmaster Coastal Prep and Exam

The Prometheus Sailing Yachtmaster Coastal prep and exam course is a follow-on course from the theory and practical elements of the Coastal Skipper course.

The RYA Yachtmaster Coastal course is the next natural step for those who have completed the RYA Coastal Skipper course and have completed some coastal sailing since in order to put the lessons learnt into practice.

The holder of an RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Coastal Certificate of Competence has the knowledge needed to to skipper a yacht on coastal passages, but does not necessarily have the experience needed to undertake longer offshore passages.

The initial five days of this course involve the preparation for the two day exam on days 6 and 7. You will have the opportunity to work with your instructor on areas of your sailing that are in need of development. 


What’s Included

  • 7 nights onboard your yacht 
  • Instructor 
  • Breakfast  
  • Lunch 
  • Soft drinks and snacks 
  • Wet weather gear 
  • Fuel, gas and engine hours

Yachtmaster™ Coastal exam pre-requisites

  • 30 days, 2 days as skipper, 800 miles, 12 night hours. If you hold the Coastal Skipper practical course completion certificate this is reduced to 20 days, 2 days as skipper, 400 miles, 12 night hours.
  • Half the qualifying sea time must be conducted in tidal waters. 
  • All qualifying seatime must be within 10 years prior to the exam.
  • A GMDSS Short Range Certificate (SRC) or higher grade of marine radio certificate.
  • A valid first aid certificate

Additional Information

There is an additional fee for the Yachtmaster Coastal exam cost of £208* per person, which needs to be bought along with you and is payable to the examiner.

Please remember to also bring photo ID and 2 passport size photos with you for the certificate to be issued.

* Exam fee correct at time of publishing and subject to change without prior notice - Check the RYA website here.

Next Course Date

Our next 7 day Yachtmaster Coastal preparation and exam course is

20-27th October 2024


Off-peak (1st December – 31st March): £789pp

Peak Season (1st April – 30th November): £810pp