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Start:Cowes, UK

Finish:Cowes, UK


GYT's Yachtmaster Fast-Track course is designed to get you up and running in the yachting industry in as short a time as possible.

The comprehensive training programme designed by industry experts and RYA Trainers has all the elements required if you are looking for a career as a Yacht Skipper or Superyacht Crew

The GYT Yachtmaster Fast-Track course is all UK based and run from our training base here in Cowes. 

During the programme you can expect to spend around 50 days on the water honing your skills on yachts and small craft, gaining experience in close quarters boat handling as well as gaining miles and skippering experience on the two mile-builders. During the mile-builders you will visit ports in France, the South Coast of England, the Channel islands and Scilly isles.

The RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Offshore Certificate allows the holder to skipper a yacht up to 24m in length and up to 150 miles from a safe haven. If you add STCW Basic Safety Training, then the certificate is valid on yachts over 24m and up to 200 gross tonnes.

You could find work as a flotilla skipper, delivery skipper, or with the addition of an RYA instructors ticket become a sailing instructor working around the world. Superyachts is another avenue and a fast growing sector in the marine industry or maybe a job on a race yacht taking part in regattas around the world.

Dates: May to August each year

Events schedule

  • Module 1

    Week 1 Sailing Skills Week/RYA Competent Crew (5 days live aboard)

    Week 2 RYA Day Skipper Theory (5 days shore-based)

    Week 3 RYA Day Skipper Practical (5 days live-aboard)

    Module 2

    Week 4 Racing skills and spinnaker training (live-aboard)

    Round the Island Race

    Module 3

    Week 5 STCW 95 Basic safety Training. (6 days shore -based)

    Module 4

    Week 6 RYA Yachtmaster Theory Course (& days shore-based)

    Module 5

    Week 7 10 day Milebuilder

    Week 8 10 day Milebuilder (10 days live-aboard)

    Module 6

    Week 9 Yacht Maintenance Week (5 days shore-based)

    Week 10 PWC course

    PBL2 Course

    VHF DSC Course

    Module 7

    Week 11 Milebuilder passages (12 days live aboard)

    Week 12 Milebuilder Passages

    Module 8

    Week 13 Yachtmaster Prep Week & RYA Yachtmaster Exam



Cowes, Great Britain


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