The MCA have been in consultation with JPMA and the National Workboat Association for the last 5 years to develop the new STCW Master (Workboats) <500gt CoC.

Captain Roger Towner of the MCA announced at Seawork on Tuesday 25th June 2013 that the M Notice was in production, and is now available online.

Click here to download MGN 496 and see the requirements for this CoC.

JPMA offer most of the courses needed for this CoC. Click hereThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information.

JPMA are offering a 15% discount on Oral Preparation course fees to all students who complete their modules with us.


The courses required to be eligible for this discount are as follows:

Master <200gt: RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Shorebased; RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Practical

OOW <3000gt: General Ship Knowledge; Navigation & Radar; Efficient Deckhand

Master <500gt or <3000gt: Business & Law; Stability; Seamanship & Meteorology

Y4: Auxiliary Equipment; Marine Diesel Engineering; Operationl Procedures & Basic Hotel Services

Y3: Statutory & Operational Procedures (if the candidate is taking the Y4/3 oral prep combined, all 4 modules apply)

Y2: Advanced Hotel Services; Applied Marine Engineering, General Engineering Science I & II


This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other discount offered by JPMA, nor can it be offered retrospectively.

List of courses subject to change depending on current legislation & requirements.

Click here to see planned course dates. 

JPMA offers oral preparation courses for all levels of Deck and Engineering. Click here for more info about Oral Prep courses & prices.





The winners of our 15th Anniversary competition were drawn at Monaco Yacht Show, and they are as follows:

Winner of an iPod Touch -

Ryan Smith

Rhys Lovering

Winner of an iPod Shuffle -

Bree MacDonald

Ben Semmens

Tori Steinmeier

Burger Van Der Walt

Roy Deas

Congratulations to all!

JPMA/Hoylake Sailing School are now an approved ELCAS training provider.

"The MOD's Enhanced Learning Credits Scheme (ELC) is an initiative to promote lifelong learning amongst members of the Armed Forces. The ELC scheme provides financial support in the form of a single up-front payment in each of a maximum of three separate financial years"

In 2012 JPMA are celebrating our 15th year in the Superyacht industry.
Hoylake Sailing School was established in 1996, to run RYA shorebased courses, and very shortly afterwards we were approached to run oral preparations for Class 4 oral exams.
We formed JPMA in 1997, to deal solely with the Superyacht sector, and since then we have gone from strength to strength.
We relocated several years later, and we now have 8 training rooms, and run almost all of the modules and oral preparations for Deck (OOW and Master) and Engineering (AEC, MEOL, Y4 to Y1) CoCs.
We have overcome flooding in Golfe Juan, fire in Hoylake, and continue to weather the storm.
Look out for further developments in this, our 15th Anniversary Year!