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RYA Yachtmaster Fast Track

Helmsmen Academy presents the RYA Yachtmaster Fast Track Online Theory Course, a program specifically crafted for maritime enthusiasts with practical experience but lacking formal certifications. This course is also catered to Day Skipper graduates who are looking for a thorough refresher before venturing into more advanced Yachtmaster topics.

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  • A mandatory certificate for practical examinations.

  • Achieving the complete Yachtmaster Offshore qualification opens doors to opportunities such as yacht chartering, reduced insurance rates, and maritime careers extending up to 150 miles offshore.

  • Specifically designed for experienced skippers looking to refine their skills.

Course Highlights

  • Experienced individuals in maritime pursuits, well-versed in tidal nuances, IRPCS, and Meteorology.

  • Day Skipper graduates aiming to enhance their skills.

  • Beginners or recent Day Skipper graduates who may consider the RYA Day Skipper or RYA Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Offshore Course.

Potential Participants

When you enroll in the course, you gain access to:

  • 12 months of unrestricted access to all online course materials.

  • Participation in student forums for interaction with peers and mentors.

  • Instructor support available nearly 24/7 through chat, email, or phone.

  • A comprehensive resource kit containing charts and a training almanac dispatched within 24 hours.

  • Award of the RYA Yachtmaster Shorebased Certificate upon successful course completion.

  • Access to over 35 hours of video lessons spread across 113 segments, totaling approximately 70 hours of study time.

Study Resources & Support

Upon completion, graduates are prepared to take charge of a motor or sailing vessel, navigating through coastal and offshore environments during both day and night. The course culminates with the prestigious RYA Yachtmaster Shorebased certificate. To obtain the complete RYA Coastal Skipper or Yachtmaster certification, an additional practical session at a selected center is required.

Program Achievements

Blending video and text-based lessons, each module provides in-depth content followed by assessments to gauge knowledge. Featuring official RYA test questions, the course ensures thorough understanding, with personalized feedback from skilled instructors.

Upon finishing the course, students are guided towards the RYA Yachtmaster Theory online exam. This remote examination includes three sections, with feedback provided after completion. Exam fees are covered within the course, except in cases requiring commercial MCA validation*. Every student receives dedicated support until they achieve success

Program Structure & Examination Overview


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