A couple of weeks ago, I went back to the classroom. With a daunting 6 days of theory, and 3 written exams ahead of me I was apprehensive for several reasons. Firstly, I haven’t sat in a classroom for a solid week in nearly 15 years – how would I cope?! Secondly, this was for my Yatchmaster theory. The standard of which is incredibly high – would I be up to the right standard? How tough is tough? Am I actually capable of this?
I did my theory course with Elite Sailing, a fantastic RYA training centre based in Chatham. I’ve done other courses with them in the past, including my VHF, Radar and Diesel Engine courses. But the Yachtmaster is in a very different league to any of those!
I’ve recently ticked two more important pieces of training off my list… I completed the RYA Radar course, and the RYA VHF (very high frequency) radio course. I did these with Elite sailing in Chatham, Kent. In this blog post I’m simply going to summarise the course content and give a bit of a review of the days I spent in the classroom.