Joining Instructions: Please click here for course joining instructions
Recommended Reading: RYA Day Skipper Handbook Sail (G71), RYA Yacht Sailing Techniques (G94), RYA Yachtmaster™ scheme and syllabus (G158), Commodore Yachting programme syllabus
Course Prerequisites: Advised 100miles and some sailing experience
Minimum Age: 18+
Holiday Insurance: We would advise ALL our customers to ensure they have suitable holiday insurance in-place. Yachtsman’s insurance is available from a variety of souces like Topsail Insurance and can cover things like cancellations and personal effects cover.
The RYA Yachtmaster™ Fastrack programme is designed for anyone who wants to make the sea their choice of career, and is dedicated and determined enough to invest heavily in themselves over a defined timeframe.
This course will to take your sailing to the next level with a highly respected and well-recognised professional qualification at the end.
It’s well advised that you have undertaken some sailing recently and have completed at least 100 sea miles.
This course is demanding and requires a lot of input, effort and dedication from you. We will give you all the support and guidance you need in order to help you achieve the ultimate end-goal that is the award of an RYA/MCA Yachtmaster™ qualification.
This 17 week RYA Yachtmaster™ Fastrack programme will take you from a raw student to RYA Yachtmaster™ with STCW qualification, and will cover a variety of courses and sailing exercises during your time with us.
By the end of the programme you will have hopefully achieved the end-goal in that you will be an RYA Yachtmaster™ with a great professional sailing career ahead of you.
The courses and events you’ll undertake on the RYA Yachtmaster™ Fastrack programme are:
Courses run in a single format:
The final programme and series of courses, training time and self-experience sessions will be scheduled and agreed upon commencement. Take a look at our RYA Yachtmaster™ Fastrack programme syllabus.
Taken over a continuous 17 week period with allotted breaks for self-learning, self-sailing and revision time, this course demands dedication and hard work. The course syllabus is intensive yet achievable, and is structured to give you the best chance of success.
Upon booking and paying a deposit for the the programme, we will take you on an assessment weekend to give you a taster of what to expect. From there you can decide if it’s definitely something you want, or if another path is the way.
Ok so this is the big one, this is your gateway entry into a professional career in sailing, and all the places it’ll take you.
This programme will fully immerse you in the world of sailing, and will push you to your limits, demanding maximum effort from you at all times. It’s not an undertaking for anyone who thinks it’ll be easy, so prepare yourself for what will be a very demanding yet ultimately extremely satisfying investment in yourself!
Working closely with our team, you will be taught a number of different techniques and skills. You’ll build an incredible depth of knowledge and confidence that will take you forwards into your new career.
We’ll start you off with the basics, and will encourage, guide and drive you until you’ve mastered them all. You’ll have ample self-learning slots which will include time aboard one of our fleet yachts for some quality self-sailing. This will help build confidence in skippering and crew management, amongst other skills.
From budgeting for food, to thinking about how to cook on the boat, the whole show will be a success or failure based on your decisions, truly providing an ongoing learning experience you can move forwards with.
You will be completely hands-on with the maintance and upkeep of the Yachts you are on, if somethings breaks you will be fixing it with the maintance team, or maybe at sea with your crew. Either way, you’ll need to grasp and fully understand those skills and theories in order to succeed.
All the above may sound daunting, but remember you’ve got the Premier sea school backing you all the way. Our dedicated and experienced team will guide, inform, coach and help you all the way.
To read more about what we offer that other sea schools don’t, and how we give you the best experience and training available, why not take a look at our RYA Yachtmaster™ Fastrack syllabus.