If you are looking to complete your RYA Yachtmaster Ocean, you will need to have acted as a watch leader on a qualifying passage. Many of our ocean and offshore passages are qualifying passages. They are clearly marked as such, but if you are not sure just ask. They do not count if you are not a watch leader. The following information is provided by the RYA.
What you need to have achieved before you can gain the qualification
Minimum sea time: all candidates must have completed a qualifying passage within the past 10 years as skipper or mate in sole charge of a watch on a suitable vessel, which meets the following criteria:
Form of exam
Certification required before taking the exam
Minimum exam duration
The candidate must provide the examiner with the following information 48 hours prior to the exam:
Before you book your exam please check that you:
If you need your Certificate of Competence in order to work on board a commercial craft subject the MCA's codes of practice, you will need to get it commercially endorsed.
Extra notes for Rubicon 3 candidates
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The smoking of any form of tobacco is forbidden on board or on the dock next to the boat. We also very strongly discourage the smoking of any tobacco at any time between the start and end date as the smell comes on-board into confined living space. The use of e-cigarettes is fine.
The Association of Bonded Travel Organisers Trust Limited (ABTOT) provides financial protection under The Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018 for WZ Lmited t/a Rubicon 3, and in the event of their insolvency, protection is provided for the following: 1. non-flight packages and 2. flight inclusive packages that commence outside of the EU, which are sold to customers outside of the EU. ABTOT cover provides for a refund in the event you have not yet travelled or repatriation if you are abroad. Please note that bookings made outside the EU are only protected by ABTOT when purchased directly with Rubicon 3. In the unlikely event that you require assistance whilst abroad due to our financial failure, please call our 24/7 helpline on 01702 811397 and advise you are a customer of an ABTOT protected travel company. You can access The Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018 here.
Working with Rubicon 3
If you are interested in working with Rubicon 3 please go to the recruitment page.