Top European Mile building Voyages. Ideal to build up your miles for RYA qualifications.
Top European Mile Building Voyages
These are ideal voyages to build up your miles for your RYA Log Book and qualifying sea passages.
See below for RYA requirements.
We have many voyages throughout the year that move our yachts and tall ships from one area of operation to another.
They all include overnight sailing and watch keeping and are eligible for your days at sea and mile building.
Excellent value for money as they are less about visiting places as getting from A to B.
RYA Suggested minimum pre-course experience
RYA Competent Crew
RYA Day Skipper Practical
5 days sea time,
100 nautical miles,
4 night hours.
All can be done during the course.
RYA Coastal Skipper Practical
15 days sea time, (2 Days as skipper)
8 night hours
RYA/MCA Certificates of Competence Pre-Examination Requirements
RYA Yacht Master Coastal
30 days sea time
12 night hours
If you have RYA Coastal Skipper Practical this can be reduced to
20 days sea time
12 night hours
RYA Yacht Master Offshore
50 days sea time
5 days as skipper
5 passages over 60 miles including 2 overnight and 2 as skipper.
RYA Yacht Master Ocean
Ocean passage as skipper or mate – oral exam.
Minimum Sea Time
Ocean passage as skipper or mate of watch. The candidate was 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; During the passage a minimum non-stop distance of 600 miles must have been run by the log, the yacht must have been at sea continuously for at least 96 hours and the yacht must have been more than 50 miles from land while sailing a distance of at least 200 miles. Please see the 'definition of passage below'. All qualifying sea time must be within 10 years prior to the exam.
Definition of a Passage
1. Qualifying passages for Yachtmaster Ocean and Offshore should be non
stop by the shortest navigable route with no change of skipper. Passages
such as recognised races which may not comply exactly with these
requirements may be submitted to the RYA for approval before the voyage.
2. Trainee skippers undertaking 60 mile passages are strongly advised to
obtain a Coastal Skipper qualification first.
3. For Ocean passages the following definition will apply.
“Throughout the passage the candidate must have acted in a responsible
capacity either in sole charge of a watch or as a skipper”.
4. Ocean candidates may take their sights on a shorter passage than the
qualifying passage. The examiner will determine whether the candidate is
competent at astro navigation.
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