How many students on board?
A maximum of five students on each yacht. (Excludes Mile Building when we run a rolling watch system usually 4 - 8 dependent on yacht coding.)
What does my course include?
The fee includes accommodation, RYA log book and RYA Theory Packs, exam fees, bedding (sleeping bags, duvets and pillows) fuel and mooring fees. All food on board breakfasts, lunches, pre-prepared evening meals & soft beverages. Internal flights for mile building where designated by the School between Barcelona and Gibraltar).
How experienced are the instructors?
We have some of the most experienced instructors in Gibraltar Barcelona and Antibes with a total of nearly thirty years teaching. Our permanent staff include RYA Power Boat, RYA Yachtmaster Sail/Power and of course RYA Shorebased Theory PPR and VHF Instructors.
Is there an assessment?
Yes, you will be assessed at the end of both theory & practical courses. The Yachtmaster assessment is conducted by an independent RYA examiner at the end of your course.
Where do we sail?
You will sail from two of our bases Barcelona & Gibraltar sailing in Spain, Gibraltar, Morocco, and Portugal. The Canary Islands for RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Courses. In excess of 2500 miles in the Mediterranean & the Atlantic. STCW 10 Fastrack YachtmasterPLUS students will attend our UK, Antibes, Palma or Barcelona base to complete Fire Fighting, Elementary First Aid, and Sea Survival Training, Personal and Social Responsibility and Proficiency In Security Awareness.
Who cooks on board?
We all join in. It´s not a chore. It can be fun! Evening meals are often provided pre-cooked by outside suppliers.
What should I bring with me?
Primarily, don't spend lots of money. Ask us first! However, good wet weather gear, hat, deck shoes, good sunglasses and normal clothes, plus a foldaway bag. For the theory courses, we provide everything you will need. You may prefer your own study material, dividers etc just ask and we'll suggest the most appropriate items available to you.
I want to work after my course?
The industry is expanding. If you want to teach, you will be able to apply to any RYA Sea School worldwide with an additional Cruising Instructor Qualification. The RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Certificate with Commercial Endorsement is recognized globally & we will help you to open whatever doors you need for a successful career in the sailing industry.