Coastal to Yachtmaster - (Module 3 YMPro)

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Coastal to Yachtmaster - (Module 3 YMPro)

Venue: Cowes

Price from: £2990 per person

Duration: 31 Days

This intensive 3 week course could change your life!!

If you have achieved your Coastal Skipper, why not step up to Yachtmaster and afterwards become a qualified Cruising or Yachtmaster instructor?! That will allow you to start your career in the sail training industry!!


Starts: 10am  GFS Office at Sheperds Wharf Marina 

Finishes: Ends 4pm Friday

About The Event

This is where we undertake your final assessment before Yachtmaster – train on yachtmaster theory, sea survival techniques, diesel engine maintenance, mooring masterclass  and the Yachtmaster prep section. The final part of your course is Yachtmaster Prep and Exam: one week of intensive practice and revision in preparation for your practical exam for the Yachtmaster Offshore Certificate of Competence.


- 4/5 day milebuilder assessment

- RYA Yachtmaster Theory

- Coastal skipper plus week

- either 2 days skills training or  race weekend

- Mooring skills day

- Yachtmaster prep and exam

Please note the exam fee is not included and is payable directly to the examiner - current fees are here)

Please also note that Sea Surviva and Diesel Engine days are an optional addition to this module and may be arranged to fit in with your programme.

The boat

We mostly coach on yachts of between 37 and 41ft. Our yachts have been specifically chosen as they are easy to handle, great for learning! There is no denying us girls sometimes don't have the physical strength of the boys but with our technical ability and a well-chosen yacht we can do just as well. You will usually find yourself aboard an Élan 37, Jeanneau 37 or a Beneteau 40.7. All of your time will be spent living as crew-mates on your yacht.  Most of the yachts have 9/10 berths with 3 cabins and a saloon so the boats will normally have 2 persons in each cabin i.e. 6 - this is always the case for an RYA course, MAX 6 persons on-board. On some events e.g. races we use the saloon which can sleep an additional 2-4 person. 

About Cowes 

Cowes is widely credited as being the birthplace of UK yachting, seeing hundreds of 'yachties' descend every year on the seaside town and swelling its resident population multifold!

With a wealth of activities on and off the water and a year-round mild, sunny climate the island attracts loyal visitors and second home owners alike all year round but especially during the spring and summer months when the world class sailing conditions attract professional sailors from around the world to take part in famous regattas and races - as well as thousands of spectators who gather shoreside to watch the dramas unfold.

Easily reached by high speed passenger ferry, car ferry or even hovercraft (the island has the last remaining hovercraft service in the world) from Lymington, Southampton or Portsmouth on the mainland, the island is the perfect destination for young and old alike with plenty to see, eat and do.

What's included?

  • Fully coded yacht with safety equipment
  • Fully qualified RYA skipper
  • All safety equipment
  • Accommodation on board*
  • Food starter packs on all events
  • Diesel, water, electricity
  • FUN, FUN, FUN!!

What's excluded?

  • Transport to and from meeting points
  • Flights
  • Alcoholic drinks and evening meals
  • Mooring fees
  • Any clothing
  • *Accommodation upgrades where available
  • *Accommodation is provided on all sailing events not on-shore events

Why choose Girls for Sail?

  • First of all we want to give you some freedom, we want you to feel absolutely able to do anything onboard, so we will greet you, make you feel welcome, confident and safe, and of course you won't have anyone rushing you! You can learn at your own pace with our skippers and feel the benefit of this in your handling of our yacht!
  • We pride ourselves on our levels of tuition.  There's no such thing as a 'silly' question!  There's no shouting onboard and as it's also your holiday, we want you to have fun and go home relaxed and satisfied with your time here! Not to mention you get to meet new lifelong friends! 

Our values are simple: Encourage, Support, Challenge and Respect!

How to book?

Click on the link below to view available dates - or if you have any questions please feel free to get in touch with us!

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