Candidates should have logged 30 days and 800 miles at sea including 2 days as watch leader/skipper and 12 hours underway on watch at night.
A 6-day course which includes the practical on the water examination. The IYT Master of Yachts Coastal / Mate course covers subjects such as navigational charts and publications, dead reckoning and estimated position, position fixing, tides, tidal levels and data, pilotage, safety at sea, meteorology and much more.
Because the Master of Yachts Coastal / Mate course is conducted aboard a yacht it also covers such practical seamanship skills as rope work, anchor work, boat handling, docking, yacht presentation, navigation, passage planning and much more.
The exam will be conducted by an independent IYT Master of Yachts Examiner and takes the form of an oral and practical test aboard a yacht.
- Candidates must demonstrate that they have sufficient ability to handle, dock, and anchor the boat with a required level of confidence.
- Candidates can expect to be examined on any subject contained within the syllabus and to be questioned on any of their yachting experience to date.