Ocean Passage For RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Certificate of Competence

Yachtmaster Ocean theory course preceding qualifying ocean passage.Grenada Bluewater Sailing brings you the ultimate in open ocean sailing! The RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Certificate of Competence is the highest level of professionalism which many skippers strive to achieve. We offer a 600 nautical mile non-stop ocean passage to candidates or for those looking to build miles.


There are three steps to attaining your RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Certificate of Competence:

  1. Complete the RYA Yachtmaster Ocean theory course.
  2. Undertake an ocean passage (non-stop over 600 nm) and take sights.
  3. Attend an RYA Yachtmaster Ocean examination at Grenada Bluewater Sailing.


A person holding a Yachtmaster Ocean qualification is experienced and competent to skipper a yacht on passages of any length in all parts of the world – RYA


RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Theory & Exams

Taking sun sights on an ocean passage for Yachtmaster Ocean.


We offer the RYA Yachtmaster Ocean theory course and final exams right here in Grenada. If you take the challenge and set sail on one of our qualifying ocean passages then we will schedule your Yachtmaster Ocean theory course prior to your departure and your final exam for when you return.

Read more about the RYA Yachtmaster Ocean theory course and final exams on our blog which takes an in-depth look at the prerequisites and course content.


Qualifying Ocean Passages


RYA Yachtmaster Ocean PassageGrenada Bluewater Sailing offers qualifying ocean passages for the RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Certificate of Competence.


Chao Lay is our RYA inspected and accredited training vessel. An extremely well-kept Beneteau Oceanis 461, she is the perfect boat for ocean passages. Chao Lay is Thai for “Sea Gypsy” – she lives up to her name as a solid blue water cruiser with spacious, modern amenities ideal for offshore sailing.


RYA Yachtmaster Ocean PassageOur ocean passages are a great opportunity for skippers who want to enjoy the open sea and who want to be actively involved in all aspects of offshore sailing. There are plenty of opportunities for helming, navigating, sail handling and time to enjoy sunsets, night sailing, sunrise and dolphin spotting. You will take part in a watch keeping routine and all the activities above and below deck. We plan carefully for long distance catering and are vigilant about weather forecasting. Passage planning will take account of the weather; we keep a good eye on progress, and the average speed required to reach the back to Grenada on time.


Upcoming RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Training/Exams:


03/06/18-07/06/18: RYA Yachtmaster Coastal/Offshore Theory Course – 5 days shore based – USD 650.00

08/06/18: RYA First Aid Course – 1 day shore based – USD 150.00

09/06/18: RYA VHF SRC Online Theory Course (pre study) & 2 hour final exam – USD 200.00

10/06/18-15/06/18: Yachtmaster Coastal/Offshore Preparation Course & Final RYA Examination – 4 days preparation course and 2 days of exams – USD 1100.00

RYA Exam Fee – USD 295.00

Share of Examiner’s Expenses – USD 100.00

16/06/18-20/06/18: RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Theory Course – USD 650.00

Share of Examiner’s Expenses – USD 100.00

21/06/18-27/06/18: Yachtmaster Ocean 600 mile qualifying passage 7 days/6 nights – USD 1500.00

28/06/18: RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Final Examinations – USD 320.00


Take your sailing to the next level on an ocean passage – Contact us TODAY!