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6 Month Yachtmaster Offshore

Trip Details

Creator Sue WarrenView
Type RYA Day Skipper, RYA Day Skipper Theory, RYA Yachtmaster, RYA Yachtmaster Theory
Start date 6th Jan 2020
Finish date 10th Jun 2020
Destination - A Cowes, UK
Destination - B Cowes, UK

PYT's Yachtmaster Traineeship is a condensed version of our ground breaking and unique Ocean Yacht Master Traineeship. The bulk of the Traineeship takes pace in the Caribbean and features RYA skills training leading to Yachtmaster, race training and competition in international regattas, hands on work experience and yacht maintenance.

Ideally candidates will have pre course experience to RYA Day Skipper level and a few miles under the belt.

This unique training programme offers a fantastic opportunity to train and race with some of the race charter industries leading race skippers. Gain fantastic RYA Yachtmaster coaching from our team of highly experienced instructors and work as part of the Performance Yacht Racing team, gain an incite into working in the yachting industry, build a great C.V and network with crew and sailors from race yachts and Superyachts around the Caribbean islands.


Week 1Yacht Maintenance Week
Week 2Tickets week (VHFDSC, First Aid, Sea Survival, PPR (5 days shore based)
Week 3RYA Yachtmaster Theory (7 days shore based)
Week 4Sailing Skills Week (5 days live aboard)
Week 5Sailing Skills Week (5 days live aboard)
Week 6Regatta prep and maintenance
Week 7RORC Caribbean 600 Race
Week 8Passage to St Martin Milebuilding
Heineken Regatta
Week 9Passage to Antigua Milebuilding & Yacht Maintenance
Week 10Sailing Skills Week
Week 11Yacht Maintenance & Passage to BVI’s Milebuilding
Week 12BVI Regatta
Week 13Passage to Antigua or St Barth’s Milebuilding
Week 14Les Voiles de St Barth’s Regatta
Week 15Passage to Antigua Milebuilding & Yacht Maintenance
Week 16Regatta preparation
Week 17Antigua sailing Week Regatta
Week 18Yachts prepped for shipping
Week 19Yachtmaster Offshore prep week part 1 (5 days live aboard)
Week 20Yachtmaster Offshore prep week part 1 (5 days live aboard)
  • Weeks 1 to 18 are Caribbean based Weeks 19 & 20 are UK based typically one month after the Caribbean programme finishes

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Trip Boat

Name First 47.7
Total Berths 8
Home Port Cowes, UK
Model First 47.7
Coded Yes
Area Category 2