RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Fast Track Sailing Course

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email: info@sailing.gi

 For those who just can't wait

You can achieve your RYA Yachtmaster Offshore in 90 days with this highly focused and intensive training course. 

The course & Location

Achieve your RYA Yachtmaster in the warm and challenging tidal waters of Gibraltar, Spain and Portugal with mild winters, reliable winds and often clear blue skies in December, summers are hot and balmy fun too.


From our base in the Ocean Village Resort Gibraltar you will sail as far north west as Lisbon, and as far east as Ibiza, and everything between. Your course is designed to be challenging, engaging and enjoyable regularly visiting a variety of ports in 4 countries, in 2 continents,  practicing customs procedures as a regular almost daily occurrence. 

Facilities & Equipment

Situated less than 70m from the yachts, the Allabroad shore side facilities provide, dedicated training rooms, VHF radio practice room, Radar simulators and 3 x full size marine diesel training engines.


In order to closely maintain standards, we provide all the facilities, and hold all the RYA sailing and MCA maritime accreditations in house. This means we are able to deliver every single element of your course to a high standard, without outsourcing.

Dedicated Yachtmaster Shore Based facility with fully airconditioned classrooms just metres from the yachts in the Ocean Village Resort Gibraltar

During your course we provide:

  • 5 x Modern Jeanneau Yachts (new in 2017)
  • On site dedicated Shorebased facilities
  • 23 years Experience training Yachtmasters 
  • Good weather & tidal training
  • RYA Yachtmaster coaching every day
  • Supporting RYA shorebased short courses
  • UK MCA STCW Training (Commercial Version)
  • Career guidance with real opportunities 
  • Food & Accommodation every day (90 days)
  • Professional Spinlock life jackets for your safety
  • On board systems training
  • Extra one to one training in addition to your 90 days if required at no additional cost
  • We work hard to ensure you pass your Yachtmaster exam first time, but if not we provide intensive extra training without any additional training fees. 


You will achieve the following certification.

  • RYA Yachtmaster Offshore
  • RYA Yachtmaster Theory
  • SRC Radio Course
  • RYA Diesel Engine
  • RYA Radar Course
  • RYA Powerboat Level 2
  • MECO Marine Electrical Course
  • MCA STCW Basic Safety Training
    • STCW Personal Survival Techniques 
    • STCW Fire Fighting and Fire Prevention
    • STCW Elementary First Aid
    • STCW Personal Safety and Social Responsibility 
    • STCW Proficiency in Security Awareness
  • RYA PPR Course (required for commercial use)
  • RYA Commercial endorsement
  • Career support during and after your course

Leisure and Commercial Options

There are numerous reasons to achieve your Yachtmaster Offshore so whatever your goals, we have a course for you.


For some the Yachtmaster qualification is purely for personal use and in this case the 'leisure' only version is all that is required.


However, if you would like to work as a professional yacht captan commercially in the yachting industry you will need the Professional version including the UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency approved STCW Basic Safety Training package, and more. 


In all cases, whatever version you choose, as we are both UK RYA and UK MCA approved we can provide all the  training you will need in house.


You may be eligilble for finance or funding for this course.  


Finding Work as a Yachtmaster Offshore

A note from the RYA Website:

A commercially endorsed Yachtmaster Offshore Certificate of Competence will enable you to work as a Master of commercial vessels of up to 200gt in category 1 to 6 waters - that is up to 150 miles from a safe haven.

This Certificate of Competence can used commercially in its own right, or as a pre-requisite for the MCA's Officer of the Watch qualification, which enables you to work worldwide on vessels of up to 3000gt. 


Course prices


£11,950 (January 2024) Applications are now open

£11,950 (March 2024)

£12,450 (May 2024)

£12,450 (July 2024)

£12,950 (September 2024)


Fees include food and accomodation for the 90 days. 

Shore Base

All the ASA Yachtmasters use the shore based facility daily when in Gibraltar during theory weeks and at the weekend, it's essential to have somewhere quiet and cool to study away from the yacht. 


Briefing Rooms

In conjunction with 2 large classrooms, the shore-based area offers a crew study area open 24/7 with keycode access for safe luggage storage, a place where you can watch a movie, use the free WIFI to catch up with friends & family and a quiet place to study too. 

Let's get started!

Use the details here, or the form below, to reserve your place or chat with the instructors for more information. 


Gibraltar Direct: 00350 2005 02 02


email: info@sailing.gi

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