Yachtmaster Ocean Qualifying Passage

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  • Experience Ocean Sailing 
  • Be fully involved in the Planning & Passage Making
  • Learn about Ocean Weather & Celestial Navigation
  • 14, 21 or 35 day options
  • 47ft Ocean Going Ketch - *MCA Cat 0 coded for commercial use
  • Experienced Skipper - Commercially Endorsed Yachtmaster Ocean

We are pleased to offer extended passages which fulfill the criteria for Yachtmaster Ocean qualifying passage.

We can offer berths on an Olympic Adventure 47 which is MCA coded for Ocean use. 
The course starts with 1 - 2 days of planning, boat/system checks and victualling. Candidates will be actively involved throughout this process. The passage will include a min of 600 nautical miles (96hours) non-stop, 150 nautical miles of which will be a minimum of 50 miles offshore.  You will also learn how to use SSB Radio.

Each year, we offer both West-bound and East-bound legs to the West Indies making stops to change clients at the Canaries, Cape Verdes and the Azores.

All these passages satisfy the criteria for Yachtmaster Ocean qualifying passage and you will have the opportunity to collect the necessary sights (if the sun shows itself). These observations will be required as evidence on which the examiner may test you.  

On your return and at your leisure, you will need to present your sights to an indpendent RYA examiner who will interview you on your passage plan, log, celestial workings & compass check by azimuth.  There will also be a paper examination to complete if you haven't already passed the RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Shorebased.

This will be a rewarding and memorable voyage on an amazing boat.

You may also join this course for mileage or even just for fun if you would like the experience of ocean sailing aboard a quality ocean going yacht.

2014 East-bound SCHEDULE

Simpson Bay (Sint Maarten) - Falmouth (UK) via Azores 
24th April - 31st May 2014
£2750 (sold out)  *reduced now only £2250!

Simpson Bay (Sint Maarten) -  Horta (Azores) 

24th April - 15th May 2014
£1500 (sold out)

Horta (Azores) - Falmouth (UK) 
17th May - 1st June 2014
£1250 ( sold out)



2014 West-bound SCHEDULE

Falmouth (UK) - Santa Cruz (Tenerife) -via Madeira or mainland Portugal 

22nd October - 9th November 2014
£1600 (4 available)

Santa Cruz (Tenerife)  Mindelo (Cape Verdes) - includes 5 day Cape Verdes cruise

13th November - 27th November 2014
£1250 (4 available)

Mindelo (Cape Verdes) - Falmouth Harbour (Antigua) 

29th November - 20th December 2014
£1875 (4 available)

Book all 7 weeks for ONLY £4000 saving £500 !


Includes all meals aboard, fuel, berthing & 1 'sun downer' per day! It does not include flights/transfers.




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2018 Course Dates:


Both Theory and Practical Elements combined
 -Live aboard for 1o days-

21st Sept - 1st October

Other dates available on request..

RYA Start Yachting

All 2018 Weekends 

Dates available on request..

RYA Competent Crew 

10th June
8th July
29th July
5th Aug
19th Aug
9th Sept

2018 Every Sunday from 18th Feb
Other dates available on request..

Online - RYA Day Skipper Theroy

365 days per year!
£295 per course or £490 combined

(5% DISCOUNT when booked with ANY practical course)

RYA Day Skipper

10th June
8th July
29th July
5th Aug
19th Aug
9th Sept

2018 Every Sunday from 18th Feb
Other dates available on request..

Online RYA YM Shorebased Theory

5% DISCOUNT when booked with any practical course

RYA Coastal Skipper

15th June (7 days) - 2 places

Other dates available on request..

Yacht Master Prep / Exam

Available on Request

More dates and BESPOKE bookings can be added on request!
Just give us a call to discuss options on 01326 212320 or email info@trysail.net