Fast track to RYA Yachtmaster Offshore

RYA Yachtmaster Offshore, Fast Track from Zero to Hero

FAST TRACK is the original comprehensive, professional seamanship, training programme. Designed for professionals and those who want to increase their skills. If you have experience it can be shorter in consultation with the principle.

With full Royal Yachting Association (RYA) recognition, it is run by an experienced team of yachting instructors. We can ensure that the highest possible standard of instruction is given to each individual. Students selected for this intensive course can expect to receive quality training. From day one you will be working towards the RYA/MCA Yachtmaster® Offshore qualification. You will sail aboard at a variety of yachts, learning good practical seamanship, constantly improving personal technical expertise and above all learning those vital skippering skills allowing you to gain a wide base of experience. 15 days of your course will be shore based.

Here, students will be shown the intricacies of navigation, meteorology, safety, electronics, use of Radar and the rules regarding avoidance of collisions at sea. The Zero to Hero Fasttrack is for those who are committed to establishing a career in the marine industry and for those looking for a career break. It is not just a series of RYA courses put together, but a careful mixture of programme learning, technical instruction and the all important skipper experience building. We combine this with regular evaluation your progress during the week and in the end from an different points of view to make the most of your weeks.

Fast Track Price  € 8800,- (exclusive costs for food, harbour fees, airfares, bustransports, exam fee Yachtmaster Offshore but you can influence that yourself) The courses are given bij professionals. You can start every month. Would you require more information, please fill in the contactform.

he course includes practical: 50-60 days, > 2500 miles sailing with a mix of Navigation Cruises

The fasttrack consists of seperate courses

  • RYA Competent Crew Course for beginners and those who would like to become active crew members rather than just passengers.
  • RYA Day Skipper course for aspiring skippers with some yachting experience and basic navigation and sailing skills.
  • RYA Coastal Skipper course with Advanced skippering techniques for yachtsmen and women with considerable knowledge of sailing and navigation,
  • A lot of Qualifying miles, 60' Passages pilotages on tidal harbours by day and night after Coastal Skipper. Close quarters Boat Handling, Boatmaneuvers,

    Our advice is to make adequate seamiles, Qualifiing passages. is good to do a Day Skipper, miles training and the Coastal Skipper first. The day skipper is good for your fundamental skills, exercises on tidal water. The Coastal skipper is highly professional training with 60 mile passages. With preperation the way the RYA sees this.  Only then do your nautical miles with your friends, in the structure, safety and accountability that you have learned at the coastalkipper. During the first training we can see where you are in the scheme. You can phone us for more advice or questions.

  • Skippering Experiences

  • Yachtmaster Offshore Prep & Exam Final preperation Tailor-made to your specific needs and exam

The course includes 15 days of Theory

  • Weather at Sea day basic
  • Weather at Sea day advanced
  • RYA/MCA Marine Diesel Engine
  • RYA Small Craft First Aid
  • RYA Electronic navigation
  • RYA Radar
  • Shorebased Coastal Navigation
  • Collregs
  • Yachtmaster shorebased
  • OPST Seasurvival
  • Career steps

More overview RYA courses on the RYA page


Fast Track RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Theory

Each of our FastTrack to Ocean Yachtmaster courses starts with 4 days in the classroom covering all the necessary theoretical subjects required and at the end of this shore based period you will sit the RYA Yachtmaster Ocean theory exam. This involves resolving celestial navigation problems, ocean weather patterns and passage planning - all great preparation for your Yachtmaster Ocean qualifying passage.

Yachtmaster Ocean Qualifying Passages

Following on from the Yachtmaster Ocean theory element of the course you will then join our category 0 ocean going yacht to complete your ocean qualifying passage. Ocean passages start in Hamble, North West Spain, The Canaries, Antigua and The Azores depending on the time of year. On joining the yacht you will be fully involved in preparation and planning for the passage including victaulling, safety preparations, vessel checks, weather forecast co-ordination, watch keeping systems and crew briefing. You will take on the role of watch leader during the passage; being responsible for running your watch within the watch keeping system. You will also maintain your own navigation log using a sextant and celestial navigation techniques learned and practised in the classroom. Throughout the passage you will maintain a full record of the yachts position derived from the sights you take. This will normally involve a series of the following; Meridian passages (noon sights), Planet sights, Moon sights and where possible star plans and sights. This will form the basis of the information submitted to the examiner as part of your RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Ocean exam.

RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Ocean examination

In order to gain the Yachtmaster Ocean Certificate of Competency, you will need to pass an oral exam. This can be taken immediately after the passage if required and we are happy to assist with arranging your exam either in the UK or, if required, overseas (where possible).