RYA/MCA Fastrack Sail and Motor Boat Courses Barcelona and Gibraltar MCA Stcw 95 Basic Safety Training and RYA Power Boat

How many students on board? Fast Track Frans

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 where designated by the School plus transfers to the flights and yachts between Barcelona and Gibraltar).

How experienced are the instructors? Blue Oyster YMI RYA  Instructor Barcelona and Gibraltar

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 RYA Motor Cruising Instructors plus of course RYA Shorebased 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? bavaria-46-Cruiser saloon again

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 95 Fastrack YachtmasterPLUS students will attend our Antibes 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? Jacub Super Yacht Job

The industry is expanding. If you want to teach, you will be able to apply to any RYA Sea School worldwide with our 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.

Why choose Blue Oyster Sailing for your Fastrack Yachtmaster Course?

Fantastic locations, Antibes, Gibraltar & Barcelona. Don't get stuck in the same marina for months on end. We have a 100% success rate. Our students come from all around the world, which in itself opens new doors. Enjoy sailing & with your commitment, you can achieve the most coveted of sailing qualifications internationally.

More detailed Information about Blue Oyster Fast Track Courses.

1) Do you have weekly start dates? Connor Fast Track

Yes our courses start every Monday throughout the year.

2) Will you be guaranteed your own berth?

Yes we guarantee your berth on board unless mile building then usually everyone prefers the saloon.

3) To what degree is it all inclusive? Does this include books, materials, exam fees, gear, accommodation when on shore, etc?

Fully inclusive means all food and beverages on board, accommodation on board for the duration, bedding, wet gear, RYA study material, fuel, moorings, internal flights X 2 between our bases if you can't sail for any reason plus bus transfers. All Exam fees, and Commercial Qualification, you will need to pay for your own Medical & Commercial Endorsement but that's it!

4) What is the percentage of people who pass the RYA/MCA exam? Do you have a high success rate?

Our Fastrack Pass rate is 100% at this time if you work hard we'll even offer you an additional week if for any reason you need it at no charge. No student has ever failed to achieve their RYA/MCA Yachtmaster or Yachtmaster Coastal Certificate Of Competence. Some students have been deferred but on re-examination with us all have passed.

5) Do we need any logged sailing miles before we start the course? Barcelona Fast Track Students

No this course includes all the mileage and qualifying passages in order to take the Yachtmaster Offshore Exam. Any miles you have prior to the course can be self certified and if completed in the last 10 years count towards your total qualifying mileage.

6) What other courses do you offer (& at what cost): RYA Powerboat, RYA Safety Boat, RYA PWC training? RYA/MCA Ocean Passages and Theory.

Our Fastrack Yachtmaster course 14 weeks is fully inclusive, Fastrack YachtmasterPLUS includes all the above plus RYA Power Boat 1 and 2 and the 5 day STCW 95 Course, Firefighting, PSSR, First Aid and Sea Survival (You pay for Bed, Breakfast and evening meals for 5 nights at our MCA STCW 95 Base in Barcelona or Antibes) and the Professional Practices and Responsibilities Certificate (PPR).We also offer to suitable students a 10 day RYA Cruising Instructor Course which, upon completion allows you to seek work at any RYA Training Centre worldwide. We offer our students who pass this course the opportunity to work with us in Barcelona Gibraltar or Antibes. Currently we have 3 previous students of last year working full time for us. We also offer Yachtmaster Ocean and Ocean Theory Courses to Commercially Endorsed RYA/MCA Yachtmasters.

7) What is your exact itinerary? Jacub Jet Bikes

The course is structured so that you progress through all the levels required to pass the YM Exam. Everything is dependent upon weather. We utilise the time constructively so that we don't have any wasted down time. You can take breaks during the course with prior agreement if you wish.

8) What Yachts will I be sailing on? (We thought you would like to know!)

We sail on a modern fleet of Beneteau 37 foot yachts but we also own a Beneteau 473 four cabin Oceanis Clipper for big boat handling, fully equipped with VHF/SRC, Single Side Band Radio, Radar and 4 very large cabins, PLUS a Bavaria 46 Cruiser same spec. with 4 cabins, 1 with Blue Oyster Bavaria 46 Cruiserbunks a beautiful twin helmed yacht for long distance sailing. You'll sail faster so we can cover more miles than many schools with smaller yachts. We own our larger Yachts and take great care of them. You will be fully familiar with these yachts and their systems before you finish. Adding a 50 foot yacht to your CV will carry great favour with other companies and owners. View our RYA/MCA Coded yachts just click here.

14/15 week course would take this format: Course split between Barcelona, Gibraltar and Antibes, we are the only Training Centre that splits our students time in these three superb sailing areas.

  • Weeks 1 and 2 RYA Competent Crew
  • Week 3 RYA Day Skipper Theory
  • Week 4 and 5 RYA Day Skipper Practical
  • Week 6 VHF, First Aid, Sea Survival*, RYA Power Boat 1 and 2* YachtmasterPLUS Course
  • Week 7 RYA Coastal Skipper Theory
  • Week 8 and 9 RYA Coastal Skipper Practical
  • Week 10, 11 and 12 Mile Building, Skippered Passages, Heavy Weather Sail Training Atlantic Jacub Superyacht Crew Coast Of Spain, Portugal, Canary Islands* for RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Students*.
  • Week 13 Yachtmaster Exam Preparation and pre-assessment
  • Week 14 Yachtmaster Offshore Exam/li>
  • Week 15 STCW 95 (dependent on course booked)

    And finally a recent reference.

    Dear Susie

    Very many thanks for the excellent reference you have written for Chris - I am glad he has earned it from you and from his instructors.

    This will be a valuable addition to his C.V. forever.

    His successful attendance on your RYA Yachtmaster course undoubtedly helped him get his present employment on "MV Latitude".

    With very many thanks to you and your team.

    Yours sincerely

    Hugh Pitman

    J H Pitman OBE