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 your 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.
- 4:1 sailing ratio (4 students & 1 instructor per yacht)
- Train on new 2016 model yachts & others
- Study & relax in our 24 hour facility
- Be taught by mostly Yachtmaster Instructors
- Extra training guarantee of up to 3 weeks free
- 17 years of Fast Track success
- 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 17 years of Fast Track training success. You will benefit from sailing our new 2016 model Jeanneau sailing yachts along with different models in our fleet 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. These include full time accessible training rooms that meet training standards for design, size and technology. You will not be training in an ad hoc hired room or somones 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 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 16 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 offer up to three 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 sixteen years. You will have on average a day off per week, sometimes 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 2019:
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 if this works. Our October and November courses have a break for the Christmas and New Year holidays, starting back the first Sunday in January.
2019 Fast Track Yachtmaster
- JULY 7th 2019
- AUGUST 4th 2019
- SEPTEMBER 1st 2019
- OCTOBER 6th 2019
- NOVEMBER 3rd 2019
Course Dates 2020:
Courses are open for booking for 2020 dates, in fact we can let you know the 2021 dates too if you have a longer term plan and want to ensure you get a place. Since our first Fast Track Sail course in 2002 we've stuck to the same start pattern. Our October and November courses have a break for the Christmas and New Year holidays, starting back the first Sunday in January.
2020 Fast Track Yachtmaster
- JANUARY 5th 2020
- FEBRUARY 2nd 2020
- MARCH 1st 2020
- APRIL 5th 2020
- MAY 3rd 2020
- JUNE 7th 2020
- JULY 5th 2020
- AUGUST 2nd 2020
- SEPTEMBER 6th 2020
- OCTOBER 4th 2020
- NOVEMBER 1st 2020
- All accommodation throughout
- All meals throughout the course,
- All 2500nm tidal experience
- The required 60nm passages
- Days at sea, as skipper & night hours
- Navigation Foundations
- Coastal Skipper & Yachtmaster Theory
- Passage Planning
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 £215 included
- Up to 3 weeks 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
- STCW Security Awareness
- MCA Accepted Food Hygiene Level 2 (added to 2019 courses)
- ENG1 Medical
- RYA PPR Online Study Course
- CV & cover letter individual support
- Commercial Endorsement fee of £34 included
Course price fully inclusive 15 weeks Commercial:
Course price fully inclusive 14 weeks 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 details.