RYA Watch leader


Sail Training

Getting started...

RYA Start Yachting
£220/$440
1 live-aboard weekend

RYA Competent Crew
£440/$880
2 live-aboard weekends

Yachtmaster Practical
£220/$440
Exam Coaching live-aboard weekends

RYA Theory...

RYA Yachtmaster Theory
£495/$990
3 weekends 8-4pm

RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Theory
£495/$990
10 4-hr standalone modules

Ocean Sailing...

RYA Watch-leader

Sydney-Southport
7 days 500 miles
£585/$1050

Southport-Hamilton Is
7 days 500 miles
£585/$1050

Hamilton Is-Southport
6 days 500 miles
£585/$1050

Southport-Sydney
6 days 500 miles
£585/$1050


Yachtmaster Ocean Qualifier

Sydney-Auckland
2 weeks 1200 miles
£1013/$2026

Brazil- Trinidad
4 weeks 3000 miles
£2026/$4052

Bermuda - Dublin
4 weeks 3200 miles
£2026/$4052

* See pricing note at foot of page


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RYA Watch Leader Course

Sydney-Southport 12-18th June    Southport-Hamilton Is 19-25th June

Hamilton Is-Southport 10-16th July    Southport-Sydney 17-22nd July

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This Course is for people wishing to take charge of a yacht over 15m, as mate or Watch Leader, on an Ocean Passage. You should have an RYA Navigation course certificate or similar practical experience

At the end of this course, students should have the following skills

Preparation for sea
- Ability to prepare a yacht for sea, including engine checks, selection of sails, securing and stowage of all gear on deck and below.

Deck work
- Reef, change sails, prepare to anchor/moor/get under way

Navigation
- Chartwork, visual/GPS fixes,tides, waypoints, IALA buoyage, maintaining deck-log.

Pilotage
- Execute a pilotage plan, use leading and clearing lines, transits and soundings

Meteorology
- Sources of forecast information, interpret shipping forecasts, understand use of barometer

Rule of the road
- working knowledge of Collisions Regs

Maintenance and repair work
- Able to carry out basic maintenance, change fuel filters, pump impeller, bleed diesel.

Victualling
- Understands how to victual a yacht.

Emergency situations
- Take correct action for recovery of man overboard, knows use of flares and liferaft, VHF and Mayday, helicopter rescue, secure a tow.

General organisation
- Is fully competent to take charge of a watch at sea and in harbour.

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* As a British-registered non-profit organisation, all transactions are deemed to occur in the UK and The Ocean Sailing Club charges membership and product prices in UK pounds, however the club will accept payment in the local currency of where their yacht is at the time. Currently the Club uses the rate of A$2=£1

2021-22
Ocean Sailing

"Sydney - Southport"

12-18th June
7 days 500 miles
£585/$1050

"Southport - Hamilton Island"

19-25th June 2021
7 days 500 miles
£585/$1050

"Sail the Whitsundays"

3-9th July 2021
7 days of leisurely sailing
£585/$1050

"Hamilton Island - Southport"

10-16th July
6 days 500 miles
£585/$1050

"Southport - Sydney"

17-22nd July 2021
6 days 500 miles
£585/$1050