RYA Yachtmaster Fast Track Online Theory Course

RYA Yachtmaster Fast Track Online Theory Course

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RYA Yachtmaster Fast Track Online Theory Course Overview

The RYA Yachtmaster Fast Track Online Theory Course is an online theory course designed to suit those who have a lot of experience at sea but have no formal qualifications. Alternatively, perhaps you have some qualifications but your skills are a little rusty and underused. The RYA Yachtmaster Course Fast Track course will provide a little more background on each topic before moving onto the advanced skills of the Yachtmaster syllabus.

What You Can Do With An RYA Coastal Skipper or Yachtmaster Offshore Qualification

TThe RYA Yachtmaster Fast Track Online Theory Course is the prerequisite course for the Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster Offshore practical assessments. With a Coastal Skipper or Yachtmaster Offshore certificate you can charter a yacht, reduce your insurance premium or even work at sea up to 150 miles from the shore. It is ideal for those with skippering experience who are wishing to hone their skills, expand their horizons, and voyage further afield.

What You Get With The RYA Yachtmaster Fast Track Online Theory Course :

On booking your course with us you will receive your immediate RYA log in details for 12 months access to the course website and app (app coming soon). We will post your Student Training Pack to you within 24 hours via express delivery.

In your RYA Yachtmaster Fast Track Course pack you will receive:

  • 2x Admiralty Training Charts
  • 'RYA Yachtmaster Shorebased Notes’ revision book
  • RYA Exercises and Course info booklet
  • RYA Training Almanac
  • 2b mechanical chartwork pencil
  • Soft chartwork rubber
  • 'Handy hints' bookmark
  • Professional quality Portland Plotter and Dividers
What you get in this course

You will gain access to:

  • Our 'Knowledge Base' for extra learning resources.
  • The 'Communities - Student Forum', a place to engage with other students and Instructors.
  • LIVE SUPPORT from our RYA instructors via our chat window, email, phone, or video calls between 0800 and 2000 (UK time) 364 days a year (average response time to live chat: < 1 minute).
  • RYA Yachtmaster Shorebased Certificate on completion of the course and assessment.
  • 80 hours of video and written content for 12 months.

How Is The RYA Yachtmaster Fast Track Course Delivered?

We cover all the course material in text AND video so that you can choose which works best for you.

You will be led through the RYA Yachtmaster Fast Track online course module by module with each module broken up into lessons and knowledge checks. We have designed the lessons to be as engaging as possible and the knowledge checks are implemented to consolidate your knowledge and keep you on track when completing our RYA online courses.

At the end of each module there will be a 'module assessment.' These will be made up of the official RYA exercise questions and will give you some familiarity of what the final exam will look like. Your answers to the module assessments are checked by our qualified instructors, your results are saved, and you'll be given personal feedback on your progress.

Have a question? Ask away, we have instructors on hand 7 days a week to answer your queries!

Still not sure? Why not check out our free trial.

What About The RYA Yachtmaster Fast Track Exam?

Once all the Yachtmaster Fast Track coursework has been completed, we will help you decide if you are ready for the online RYA Yachtmaster Theory exam. The Yachtmaster exam is broken in to three papers. It's all completed at home, in a format that you will be familiar with from the Yachtmaster Fast Track module assessments, and you'll be given feedback from your examiner.

There are no extra fees for the exam (unless you need it invigilated for commercial purposes*).

This is not an attendance course and we cannot guarantee everyone who signs up that they will pass the Yachtmaster Fast Track Theory online exam and get a certificate. However, we do endeavour to coach every student to a passing standard and inspire them along the way and we promise that so long as you are willing to put the effort in and accept our guidance, we won’t give up on you until you pass.

After completing your online RYA Yachtmaster Fast Track Theory online qualification, you will have the theory needed to take charge of a motor or sail boat in day or night, and in the most challenging coastal and offshore environments.

You will walk away with the RYA Yachtmaster Shorebased certificate. To obtain the full RYA Yachtmaster qualification you will also need to complete the practical exam at a practical centre of your choosing.

*A few students intending to use the RYA Yachtmaster certificate for the MCA Large Yacht qualifications (such as Officer of the Watch or Master 3000) may need to get their final exam invigilated. We will arrange this at the most convenient location available to you, however, as it may involve getting a third party invigilator, there may be a small additional fee to be paid directly to the invigilator. If you think this might apply to you, or are unsure, please get in touch for advice and more information.

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Why learn with us?

Everyone learns in their own unique way. We want to give you the options to be able to tailor your learning to your own style from our RYA Online Courses. Whether that's watching instructional videos, reading text and diagrams, or just getting in touch and having a chat with one of our experienced instructors.

Engagement in the classroom is very beneficial to learning. Everyone has different opinions, ideas and experiences to learn from, we don't want you to miss out on this. Our communities and forum features allow you to learn from home, in your own time and at your own pace, but still be able to benefit from student engagement and have on-demand access to your instructors when completing your skipper course.

Web + App

Web + App

Access your RYA online courses on any device, anytime, anywhere! App COMING SOON - download content for use offline!

Social Learning

Social Learning

Enjoy our communities and Forum features to engage and network with like minded students and your instructors!

Video and Written content

Video and Written content

All our lessons can be viewed in both video or written content, to suit your learning preferences!

RYA Approved

RYA Approved

Internationally recognized RYA qualifications!

Instructor Support

Instructor Support

We have world class RYA instructors online 8am - 8pm, 7 days a week Get in touch at any point of your skippers course via phone, email or instant message, whichever suits you best! Average live chat response time, <1 minute!

Support Marine Conservation

Support Marine Conservation

We live and work at sea and as a result we want to protect the world's oceans. We donate a percentage of profits to Marine Conservation Charities

Our Instructors

The Ardent Training team of instructors are passionate about sailing and teaching online RYA courses. Find out more about them and what they bring to their skipper classes.

Alan Denham

Content Creator & Instructor

Specialist Topics

  • Traditional navigation
  • Celestial navigation
  • Marine conservation
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