RYA Yachtmaster Preparation and Examination Course
There are a limited number of places on each course (shown in brackets above) and students must have the requisite joining experience to attend as potential Day Skippers and Yachtmaster.
Yachtmaster (YM) candidates may apply for either Coastal or Offshore certificates depending on their experience. For Coastal YM the minimum experience is 30 days at sea, logged 800 miles, they must also hold a Restricted (VHF) Radio Operators Certificate and an RYA First Aid Certificate. For YM Offshore a minimum of 50 days at sea (5 of which as skipper) and over 2500nm logged is required.
These courses will be planned and authorised as Adventurous Training so costs to individuals will be kept to an absolute minimum. When costs are confirmed details will be promulgated to applicants.
Regimental Second in Commands and Regimental Sailing Officers are asked to identify suitable volunteers and support them in applying and attending the courses. Regiments are asked to advertise these opportunities on Regimental and Sub Unit Orders to get the word out.
The courses are aimed at achieving The Royal Yachting Association's certificates which are recognised Adv Trg qualifications. All training will take place in the Solent and will be onboard 'Bombardier' a 34 foot Halberg Rassy sailing yacht.
Any Regular or Reserve member of the Royal Artillery may apply, there are places for complete beginners on the Competent Crew courses.If you enjoy adventure and want to be considered for a place, candidates should get their Chain of Commands approval and apply to the RAYC Trg Officer: 2Lt Will Farquhar Tel Mil: 94322 Ext 5111 Email: William.Farquhar100@mod.gov.uk .as soon as possible and not later than 18th Jan 2020, with the following information:
Full rank name and unit. Which course type / dates required and indicating any prior relevant sailing experience.
Applicants must also give a telephone number and an email address along with the contact details of their unit authorising officer/troop commander/RATO.