Fast Track to Yachtmaster Offshore Sail
If you have the desire to change your lifestyle and become a Yachtmaster then you are on the right page. This fully inclusive course is perfect if you want to Fast Track you way to a new career in the maritime industry or indeed be the very best you can be as a professional leisure sailor and in both cases realise your ambition to take to the water and explore the world.
- Train on brand new 2016 model yachts
- Study & relax in our 24 hour facility
- Be taught by mostly Yachtmaster Instructors
- Extra training guarantee of up to 4 weeks free
- 15 years of Fast Track sucess
- Train with the best to be the best
With Allabroad you will succeed
By choosing Allabroad Sailing Academy for your Professional Fast Track course you are buying into our 15 years of Fast Track training success. You will benefit from sailing our brand new 2016 model Jeanneau sailing yachts and will have the full use of the shorebased training and relaxation facilities by personal keycode acess 24 hours a day whilst in our training base. Our Instructional team are also very experienced and dedicated to seeing you achieve your goals, many of our instructors have been with us for many years and do so because they share our passion for standards with a measure of good fun too. This means you will be trained by predominantly senior instructors at Yachtmaster Instructor or Yachtmaster Examiner level, this means you will succeed.
RYA and MCA Recognition
Joining a training center that has duel RYA and MCA status means that you benefit from the higher quality standards that are expected and regularly audited by the MCA which include full time accessible training rooms that meet training standards for design, size and technology. You will not be training in a ad hoc hired room or somebodies apartment or house with Allabroad, you will be in our dedicated facility in the heart of the marina for which you have 24 hour key code access to for extra study or relaxation.
Plus with the addition of the STCW endorsement, which comes as standard in our full package, your Yachtmaster Offshore has a wider acceptance outside of British waters, on a wider range of flagged vessels and gives you a wider variety of employment opportunities including Superyachts for example. Without the STCW endorsment some maritime authorities outside of British waters may not accept your certification for commercial use.
We’ve been running Fast Track sailing courses for 15 years now and this is the expertise that you are buying into. We take our responsibility to you personally and do adapt the course to the group and also your individual changing training needs. We understand that sometimes exam nerves can get the better of even the strongest of candidates, and not everyone is ready in 15 weeks, some do need a little longer. With Allabroad we do offer up to four more additional weeks training at no extra charge. The full 15 week course qualifies for this extra training guarantee and also the 14 week course where the STCW commercial element is not required for the pure leisure sailor for example.
Time and money investment takes consideration
We do appreciate fully that committing to this course is not only a big investment in your time, which is most valuable since it can never be replaced, but also it’s a big investment in funds too. We’ve always made our pricing competitive in terms of the package and also that it really is fully inclusive of all the elements you need to be a Commercial Yachtmaster Offshore and a great deal more too. We are open and upfront that you will need to bring spending money for your personal entertainment ashore and also your personal laundry requirements.
We ask that a deposit is secured of £950 and then the balance is to be received by the end of the second week of your course. We’ve done this to change industry standards and stop other clients being ‘locked into’ unsuitable providers who’ve got them tied in with full payments months before and the reality of the actual facilities doesn’t meet the online portrayal for example. We welcome you to come and tour the facilities and meet the team and current crews at any time. We are open seven days a week so drop by to reception when it suits.
Fast Track Course Schedule:
1800 start on the first Sunday. A full schedule is given in the first week, which follows our trusted framework of activities mixing between shore-based events, distance sailing and honing fine skills on skills and drills development weeks. This is a full time course; it is not a walk in the park but it is fun too. You will look back on this adventure and achievement as one of the best things you’ve done, seriously we have had many clients testify to this statement over the last fifteen years. You will have on average a day off per week, sometime a full free weekend and sometimes you’ll be exploring another country stopping off on route to explore ashore. Fast Track Yachtmaster Blog Jan 2017 gives a really good insight into the course with a week by week account of the course run in January 2017.
Course Dates 2017:
Firstly before we give course dates please let us know if the dates below do not fit with your schedule. There is a flexibility of a couple of weeks in these dates and more so do let us know when YOU want to start and we will check this works.
- JUNE 4th to September 17th
- JULY 2nd to October 15th
- AUGUST 6th to November 19th
- SEPTEMBER 3rd to December 17th
- OCTOBER 1st to December 17th + January 7th to February 4th 2018
- NOVEMBER 5th to December 17th + January 7th to March 11th 2018
Course Dates 2018:
Yes we do have course dates set for 2018, in fact we can let you know the dates we will be running this course in 2020 if you have a longer term plan. Since our first course in 2002 we've stuck to the same start pattern.
- JANUARY 7th to April 22nd
- MARCH 4th to June 17th
- APRIL 1st to July 15th
- MAY 6th to August 19th
- JUNE 3rd to September 16th
- JULY 1st to October 14th
- AUGUST 5th to November 18th
- SEPTEMBER 2nd to December 16th
- All accommodation throughout
- All meals throughout the course,
- All 2500nm tidal experience
- The required 60nm passages
- Days at sea, as skipper & night hours
RYA Course Modules
- RYA Day Skipper Theory
- RYA Day Skipper Practical
- RYA Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster Theory
- RYA Coastal Skipper Practical
- MCA RYA Yachtmaster Offshore
Short courses include:
- VHF (including GMDSS)
- RYA Diesel Engine
- RYA Radar
- STCW Elementary First Aid
Workshops & Exam Fees included:
- Basic Systems and Maintenance
- Knots and Splicing
- Winch Servicing
- Electrical Systems
- Fibreglass Repair and Gel Coat Care
- SRC VHF License fee of £60 included
- Yachtmaster Offshore exam fee of £210 included
- Up to 4 week free trianing including another exam fee
Full Comercial STCW 15 week includes:
- Powerboat Level 2
- STCW Personal Survival Techniques
- STCW Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting
- STCW PSSR
- ENG1 Medical
- RYA PPR Online Study Course
- CV & cover letter individual support
- Commercial Endorsement fee of £33 included
Course price fully inclusive 15 weeks:
- £8950 per person for the 15 week full commercial course
Course price fully inclusive 14 weeks:
- £7950 per person for the 14 week non commercial
The next course:
The Yachtmaster Offshore can be seen as a starting point to many alternative avenues. You may decide to become dual qualified by doing your Sail to Motor conversion course. You may decide to become an Instructor on the Cruising Instructor course or you may have an interest in becoming Ocean Yachtmaster. All additional modules come at beneficial rates to our valued Fast Track family.
How to Reserve Your Place:
Reserve your place for 24 hours by email email@example.com or call our team in our Gibraltar reception on either number; Gibraltar landline 00350 200 50202 or our UK Mobile 0044 7872 223325 which is also set up for Viber and WhatsApp messaging services. To confirm your place we require a £950 deposit with the full balance to be received by the end of the second week. We can accept payments by card and direct bank transfers in GBP, EURO, USD or CAD - just ask for further detials.