RYA Yachtmaster Fast Track

Theory Online Course
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Who Should Enrol?

  • Those seasoned in maritime activities, familiar with tidal nuances, IRPCS, and Meteorology.
  • Day Skipper graduates seeking a skills brush-up.
  • Beginners or recent Day Skipper graduates might find the RYA Day Skipper or RYA Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Offshore Course more suitable.

Key Takeaways

  • A prerequisite certificate for practical tests.
  • On gaining the full Yachtmaster Offshore qualification, it paves the way for yacht chartering, securing reduced insurance, or maritime professions up to 150 miles offshore.
  • Tailored for seasoned skippers aiming to hone their expertise.

Course Features & Support

Enrolment includes:

  • 12-month full access to the course's online materials.
  • Engage with peers and mentors on the student forum.
  • Round-the-clock instructor assistance almost daily, be it via chat, email, or phone.
  • A resource kit dispatched within a day, inclusive of charts and a training almanac.
  • The RYA Yachtmaster Shorebased Certificate post successful course completion.
  • Over 35 hours of video, distributed across 113 lessons, with a cumulative study duration of roughly 70 hours.

Course Structure

It combines video and text lessons, each module detailed and followed by knowledge assessments. Official RYA test questions ensure comprehensive understanding, with individualized feedback from expert instructors.

Exam Details

After course completion, students get guidance for the RYA Yachtmaster Theory online exam. This at-home test consists of three sections, and feedback is given post-exam. Exam fees are inclusive unless required for commercial MCA validation*. Every student is guaranteed dedicated coaching until successful.


Graduates are equipped to captain a motor or sailing vessel, day or night, in intricate coastal and offshore conditions. The course concludes with the RYA Yachtmaster Shorebased certificate. To attain the full RYA Coastal Skipper or Yachtmaster badge, an additional practical session at a chosen centre is necessary.


The course is priced at £475, covering all associated costs. MCA Large Yacht qualification aspirants might need a supervised exam, potentially incurring an additional charge payable to the invigilator.


Some aiming for MCA Large Yacht roles, such as Officer of the Watch or Master 3000, may require invigilated exams. This could involve an added fee. For specifics or queries, please contact us.

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