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ISA Yachtmaster Offshore Skipper

The ISA Yachtmaster Offshore Certificate certifies a recreational sailors ability to skipper a sailing yacht under sail
and auxiliary motor on coastal and offshore passages during daylight and at night. Sailing Ireland runs a specialised
course to prepare skippers about to take the Yachtmaster Offshore Certificate to give them the best chance of success.

Prerequisite requirements for the Yachtmaster Offshore Certificate are:

The following logged in a sailing yacht within 10 years of the exam.

  • 3000 miles.
  • 50 days at sea, of which 6 days must have been as skipper.
  • 30 night hours on watch.
  • 6 varied passages greater than 60 miles in length, on 2 of which you must have been skipper.

Where a candidate holds a course completion certificate from the Yachtmaster Offshore shorebased course,
then the logged requirements are as follows:

  • 2500 miles.
  • 50 days at sea, of which 6 days must have been as skipper.
  • 30 night hours on watch.
  • 6 varied passages greater than 60 miles in length, on 2 of which you must have been skipper.

Mileage completed during ISA certified sea based courses may be included in the logged requirements
Restricted Certificate of Competency in Radiotelephony (VHF only) or SRC Module 1
Approved Sea Survival Course Completion Certificate.
Approved current First Aid Certificate
The candidate must be at least 18 years of age at the time of assessment.

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