RYA Ocean Yachtmaster Qualifying Passages

RYA Ocean Yachtmaster Qualifying Passages

If you are looking to take the RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Ocean exam, we can provide you with comprehensive and professional oral and practical training that covers all the major aspects of ocean sailing. Candidates, who hold a minimum of RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Offshore certificate, can take up this course. All RYA sailing courses are organised by the British Offshore Sailing School (BOSS) from their HQ in Hamble Point Marina, Southhampton. These sailing courses are run in association with Helm Yacht Charters.

Helm Yacht Charters RYA Ocean Yachtmaster Qualifying Passages

The RYA Ocean Yachtmaster Qualifying Passages course will start with 1-2 days of planning, complete system checks of the boat and victualling and the candidates will have to actively take part in the entire process. The passage will consist of 600 nautical miles of non-stop journey and a minimum of 50 miles offshore. To pass the exam, you will be required to collect necessary sights that will be required as evidence.

After your return, you will have to present the sights to your RYA examiner who will interview you on your entire passage plan, log and other important criteria before he can award you the pass certificate. You will also need to pass a theory paper examination, if you have not completed the RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Shorebased exam.


Helm Yacht Charters organises five different ocean passages throughout the year.

14 Day Blue Water Cruise Biscay – £ 1,350

24 Days Atlantic Cruise Antigua – Azores – £ 2,300

14 Days Blue Water Cruise Azores – UK £ 1,525

14 Days Blue Water Cruise Galicia – Canaries £ 1,475

26 Days ARC Atlantic Rally for Cruisers – £ 3,745

Since the number of students on each of the passages is limited, it is best to book your place well in advance.

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