RYA Yachtmaster Offshore, Fast Track from Zero to Hero
The RYA Yachtmaster Offshore track is the original comprehensive, professional seamanship, training program. Designed for (future) professionals and those who want to build their sailing skillset. If you already have sailing experience the track can be adapted in consultation with the principle or chief instructor. Please contact our office for advise!
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 track can expect to receive quality training. From day one you will be working towards the RYA/MCA Yachtmaster® Offshore qualification. The track consists of theory courses, practical courses and milesbuilders to consolidate new learned skills. You will sail on board a variety of yachts, learn good practical seamanship, with a constant improvement of knowledge and above all vital skippering skills allowing you to gain a wide base of experience. You are responsible for your own learning curve and we will coach you by all means.
We show students 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 of your progress during the week and in the end from different points of view.
Fast Track Price € 9500 (2023)
Included are Instruction, staying and sleeping on board, use of gas and diesel on the mainland of Europ excluding Spain and Portugal, full insurances and Dutch VAT.
Excluded are transport to and from harbours of departure and destination. Common board kitty for food and drinks on board and harbour fees. The skipper does not participate in the costs.
The courses are provided by professional instructors. You can start every month and choose the modules based on availability. For inquiries, please fill in the contactform or call us.
The course includes practical: 50-60 days, +-2500 miles sailing with a mix of courses, milesbuilders & training passages and pilotage.
The Fast Track consists of separate practical "skills trainer":
- 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.
- Qualifying milesbuilders, 60' Passages pilotages on tidal harbours by day and night after Coastal Skipper.
- Close quarters Boat Handling, Boat maneuvers
- Skippering Experiences
- Yachtmaster Offshore Prep & Exam.(5+2)
- 5 days final preperation Tailor-made to your specific needs and exam (You have had the advice that you are ready for it)
- 2 days exam
Our advice is to make adequate seamiles and qualifiing passages before the Yachtmaster prepweek.
The day skipper is good for your fundamental skippering skills and boat handling exercises on tidal waters. After that you can consolidate your new acquired skills with milesbuilders.
During the first training we can practically assess where you are in the scheme. You can phone us for more advise or questions.