Yachtmaster Offshore Sail Practical and Exam


Class details

The Yachtmaster Sail Practical and Exam for either Offshore or Coastal certification includes 7 intense days aboard a sailing yacht provided by Confident Captain on a “Preparatory Cruise.”

A qualified instructor will take students to sea to prepare you for advanced navigation and practical skippering of a boat of at least 7m or 23ft. The course reviews all aspects of the RYA Theory syllabus with an emphasis on boat handling under sail and power and in confined spaces, navigation and pilotage techniques in daylight, at night and in reduced visibility as well as coping with emergencies and adverse weather conditions.


  • Required Sea-time
    • 50 days -2,500nm including at least 5 passages over 60 miles
    • Acting as skipper for at least 2 of these passages
    • Including 2 overnight passages
    • 5 days experience as skipper
  • ENG 1 (Professional Only)
  • STCW-10 (Professional Only)
  • Basic First Aid Certificate (Recreational Only)
  • SRC/VHF Certification
  • Minimum age 18

Price: $2139

Course Duration: 7 days (includes 2 Exam Days)

Schedule: Varies depending on day

Location: 344 Aquidneck Avenue / Middletown, RI 02842

Choose Course

Available Course Dates

  • 11/23/2017 – 11/29/2017
  • 5/7/2018 – 5/13/2018
  • 10/29/2018 – 11/4/2018
  • 11/6/2018 – 11/13/2018

Course Syllabus

  • International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea
  • Safety
  • Passage Planning and Pilotage
  • Emergency Situations
  • Boat Handling
  • General Seamanship
  • Boat Maintenance
  • Skipper Responsibilities & Ability
  • Navigation
  • Meteorology/Weather/Adverse Weather
  • Radio Use/Signals
  • Troubleshooting Diesel Engines
  • Radar

Additional Information

Confident Captain students often choose to get their Yachtmaster Offshore Certification commercially endorsed. If a candidate chooses to go this route, he or she will have to provide documentation of all of the following in addition to that listed above:

*These items do not need to be submitted to Confident Captain staff in order to enroll in the course, but will be required at the time of examination.

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