RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Xtreme Course


The RYA Yachtmaster Ocean X-Treme that we offer takes one right from Competent Crew all the way through to the end of Yachtmaster Offshore Prep & Exam and therefore includes the trip to Mauritius. This course also includes Yachtmaster Ocean Theory.

Someone who holds a Yachtmaster Ocean has the experience and competency to skipper a yacht on passages of any length in all parts of the world.

Our RYA Yachtmaster Ocean X-Treme course is our penultimate all round yacht professional training course that takes one from absolute beginner to fully competent and qualified Ocean Yachtmaster in just 16-weeks of intensive training.

The Course Includes:

11 Day STCW (Proficiency in Designated Security Duties / First Aid / Fire Fighting / Personal Safety & Social Responsibilities / Personal Survival Techniques)

5 Day RYA Competent Crew
5 Day RYA Day Skipper Theory
5 Day RYA Day Skipper Practical
5 Day RYA Coastal Skipper Theory
5 Day RYA Coastal Skipper Practical
7 Day RYA Prep & Exam
1 Day RYA VHF – Online
5 Day RYA Ocean Theory
1 Day RYA Ocean Oral

The course also includes short courses such as RYA Radar, RYA Diesel Engine Maintenance & RYA Power Boat Level II as well as an Ocean crossing to/from Mauritius.

Price: R180 000.00 per person.

Food and shared accommodation is included for the practical modules of the course except during the STCW based in Cape Town. During the Competent Crew course, students live on board the training yacht in the Cape Town Marina.

Optional Extras: Superyacht Training, and RYA PWC (Jet Ski)

The flight back from the mile building destination is included in the price.

(Should Mauritius not be a viable option due to cyclone season, St Helena Island will become the ocean passage destination.)

Contact us for the next available RYA YM Ocean X-Treme Course dates.

RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Exam is made up of an Oral Exam after completing Ocean Theory and Ocean Sights.

Prerequisites for the Yachtmaster Ocean:

  1. Previous certification – Hold an RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Offshore Certificate of Competence.
  2. Minimum sea time – Have completed, as skipper or mate of watch, a qualifying ocean passage. The candidate must have been fully involved in the planning of the passage, including selection of the route, the navigational plan, checking the material condition of the yacht and her equipment, storing spare gear, water and victuals and organising the watch-keeping routine. A minimum non-stop distance of 600 nautical miles must have been run by the log, the yacht must have been at sea continuously for 96 hours, and the yacht must have been more than 50 nautical miles from land while sailing a distance of at least 200 nautical miles. All qualifying sea time must be within 10 years prior to the exam.

Due to the level of competence required, the Yachtmaster Ocean exam is a particularly tough and demanding test of a skipper’s ability.

Please make sure that you meet the above-mentioned prerequisites and if not inform me where you fall short so that I can provide you with options from our side to complete the prerequisites.

Ocean Theory R12 080

This course takes place in Langebaan. (Food and shared accommodation included.)

Ocean Sights (2 days) – R5 180

Your sights need to be taken whilst travelling from point A to point B, no less than 60nm (as the crow flies). First sight must be taken no less than 15nm out. The yacht must be delivered back to its home port.

We will pencil in your Sights before or after the Theory and will schedule your Oral exam after both.

Ocean Oral: R490 admin fee.

For applications contact info@oceansailing.co.za or call +27 21 425 7837

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