Fast Track to Yachtmaster Offshore

Professional Practical Sailing in Gibraltar & Spain

Fast Track to Yachtmaster Offshore

Train for a Professional career in Yachting, fulfil a personal goal or have a Gap Year adventure – 14 week course £8,950 – 15 week course inc STCW 95 £9,950.

brochure-fasttrackFast Track Yachtmaster offers a structured route to the RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Offshore/ Master of Yachts 200gt certificate, a benchmark for commercial skippers and a passport to professional yachting.

Gibraltar is an excellent base for Yachtmaster training thanks to reliable winds, warm, tidal waters, busy shipping lanes and a wide variety of interesting sailing passages to exotic destinations in Spain, Portugal and Morocco.

Your RYA course will be on board spacious, well equipped, modern yachts, fully equipped with up to the minute navigation and radar technology. Only five students are enrolled on each yacht and all courses are run by an experienced and fully qualified RYA approved instructor to ensure the highest level of instruction is available to each individual.

Why choose Rock Sailing? What is the Rock Sailing difference?

We recognise that there are many providers of Fast Track Yachtmaster courses and, without blowing our own trumpet or putting any other schools down, we like to think that we can offer you the best possible start in the yachting industry.

We are a company that is big enough to be professional and small enough to care. Peter and Carrie are the owners and managers and we will be teaching many of you courses. You will feel part of a family when you are with us, not a number. Several of our instructors were once our students so that gives you an idea of how much they enjoyed their course. They didn’t want to leave!

We own our yachts or they are owned by our skippers so we have a vested interest in keeping them maintained and looking good with the most up to date navigational equipment available.

We add value through upgrading our yachts regularly as you don’t gain anything from our office building. Gibraltar has one of the most expensive real estate in the world. Our office is offsite in Spain as you have internet and classroom facilities by the marina in Gibraltar.

All of your training is provided by us (except STCW 95). We are accredited to provide every RYA course and we have well equipped shore based facilities available to rent when we need them.

We are available to you at any time. We are in the marina every weekend and you only have to call or text if you want a private word.
We recognise that 14 weeks away from home can be difficult so we are flexible if you need to nip home for a weekend or fly your partner out to Gibraltar or have your parents visit. All we ask is a little notice and we will free up a long weekend for you.

If at first you don’t succeed……The worst thing for us is a Yachtmaster failure. We live by our reputation and that is why we have companies who will guarantee a job to a Rock Sailing Yachtmaster Offshore. Now and again, either through lack of maturity or a bad attack of nerves, the first attempt goes wrong. As long as you are putting your all into the course in terms of time and study, we will give you extra time. We reserve the right to kick your butt, though, if you are down the pub every night. If you ruin your chances yourself, you are on your own.

Courses Included in the 14 and 15 week Fast Track Yachtmaster Course
On the Water
RYA Competent Crew
RYA Day Skipper Practical
Skills and Drills Weeks
RYA Coastal Skipper Practical
Yachtmaster Qualifying Passages
2 weeks Yachtmaster Prep
Shore Based
RYA Day Skipper Shorebased Theory
RYA Yachtmaster Shorebased Theory
RYA First Aid
RYA Diesel Engine
RYA Short Range Radio Certificate
RYA Sea Survival
Maintenance workshops
Sail repair and maintenance
Rope work
Rigging checks
Electrical Systems
Winch maintenance

Personal Equipment uniquely supplied by ROCK Sailing (to the best of our knowledge)

Wet weather jacket and sallopetes ( Gill, Musto or Decathlon)
Loan of Portland Plotters and dividers for theory courses.
Lifejackets and safety harnesses on all yachts
This saves you up to £2000. If you go on to work in the Med or the Caribbean – and you probably will – you will never need offshore gear, so why pay for it?

Professional Services

Recruitment advice
Placement for Flotilla Skippers.
CV Design

PRICE £8,950.00 per person

PRICE £9,950.00 per person inc STCW

2022 – 14 Week Fast Track to RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Offshore
23rd January – 30th April 28th August – 3rd December

Use our form below to contact us about this course, please provide as much detail as possible including preferred dates, experience to date, number of people wishing to enrol and any other information you think will assist us: