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Fast Track Program

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Are you?

  • A School Leaver thinking of a career in yachting?
  • On a Gap Year?

Or looking for;

  • A Career Change?
  • A mouth— watering challenge?

You can fast track your learning through the RYA courses with one of our Fast Track Programs.

Take a look at our Fast Track modules

If you are interested in making a career for yourself and looking at the commercial side of yachting, we are ideally placed to get you started or to assist your progress in this fantastic career opportunity, giving you a tremendous head start and confidence to excel

If you love fresh air, freedom with the opportunity to travel world wide, then consider taking the Professional Crew to Yachtmaster Commercial courses that we detail below.


Upcoming Course Details

TBA on application.

Fast Track Iberia - for full schedule, prices and details please contact us.


A Guide to our Modules

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Module 1

Leisure Crew — 21 days duration

  • RYA Competent Crew
  • RYA Day Skipper Theory
  • RYA Day Skipper Practical
  • Marine Radio GMDSS VHF
  • Rig, Winch, Electrical, Water, Gas, Engine, GRP maintenance
  • 5 day Mile build 400+ nm tidal approx
  • 14 days sea time
  • 24 night hours

Module 2

Professional Crew Upgrade — 1 week duration

  • ENG1 Medical Fitness Certificate - own responsibility
  • STCW95 1st Aid
  • STCW95 Personal Survival Techniques
  • STCW95 Personal Safety & Social Responsibilities
  • STCW95 Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting
  • RYA Diesel Engine
  • RYA Radar
  • Online PPR Course (Personal Professional Responsibilities Course)

Module 3

Leisure/Professional Skipper — 21 days duration

  • RYA Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Theory
  • RYA Coastal Skipper Practical
  • 5 day Mile Build or 5 day skipper master class Rig, Winch, Electrical, Water, Gas, Engine, GRP maintenance
  • 400+nm tidal
  • 14 days sea time
  • 24 night hours

Module 4

Milebuilding — 5 - 7 weeks duration

  • 2500 miles and 5 x 60 mile qualifying passages

Module 5

Yachtmaster Preparation — 1 weeks duration

  • 5 days Yachtmaster exam preparation and 2—day allowance for MCA exam.

What's included?

Our price includes transfer fees from Faro Airport to Albufeira, use of all equipment on the yacht, safety and personal. Gill breathable wet weather gear, plotter and dividers, all training books and associated materials, exam and certification fees, meals onboard, fuel, berth/mooring fees, laundry and bedding and accommodation during courses. Also include is wi fi onboard when within range.

Price excludes, air fares to and from Faro International airport, your ENG 1 medical certificate or acceptable equivalent, meals taken ashore.

Please contact Learn2Sail for prices.

What experience do I need?

Whatever your level we will develop your skills and knowledge into confident ability and experience. Every aspect of your programme is personalised and supported by a training mentor. We can run a full course of 12 weeks taking you to RYA Yachtmaster Offshore.

Or “pick & mix” from our 4—week Pro—Crew or 8—week Skipper courses.
Either of these courses are an ideal accelerated learning for Leisure or Professional sailing

Your training experience:

  • Practical Courses in the Atlantic Portugal, Gibraltar, Morocco and the Spanish Rias of NW Spain.
  • Theory courses in Portugal Maximum 5:1 student:instructor ratio

Student focused:

  • an individual training plan – not “same boat same crew”
  • the itinerary is personally matched to your diary, family and career commitments.
  • fully mentored programme and career support
  • Experience and mile–building may be with our professional partners in Deliveries, Traditional or Modern to suit your development.
  • lead-in links to leisure and industry opportunities

We teach best professional practise and safety on all our courses

course profile form

Click here to complete our online Course Profile form and let us tailor a course to suit you!


Testimonial by Nathan and Laura Kurton.

"We completed our Yacht Master Fast Track course with Learn2sail in November 2010 and initially chose them due to their location and price. We were initially apprehensive about the possibility that the area wouldn't prove challenging enough, however the Algarve provided us with tidal streams, bouyage systems, traffic separation schemes, rogue fishermen and much more all in the warmth of the sunshine. Being in Portugal certainly made the experience more enjoyable.

We felt completely looked after and totally satisfied with the level of instruction that we received. Our best interests were always top priority.

When our exam approached we felt completely prepared and ready. We would definitely recommend completing any course with Mark and Jane at Learn2sail. You won't be disappointed; they are lovely people and provide a fantastic learning experience."

Thank you Mark and Jane.

Nathan and Laura Kurton

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