Bespoke RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Fastrack/Slowtrack Programs

Choose your own start dates! Build in breaks for that business/social commitment, family or just for a break. Take time out from your program and rejoin later or simply take your time and opt for our fully flexible and increasingly popular Yachtmaster Offshore “Slowtrack” programs.

Opt for your own cabin!

Aimed towards professionals, this more flexible approach to the RYA Yachtmaster programs will prepare you for the examination that will give you the most respected yachting qualification in the world.

You choose your pace!

. Our instructors will teach you from beginner’s basic level RYA Competent Crew, and bring you through the paces, some 2500 nautical miles later to the Yachtmaster Offshore Exam. Alternatively, should you have previous experience, miles or knowledge and join the scheme part of the way through, we will dovetail you into the program at your appropriate level. You will be made very welcome by our team, some of whom have lived and worked here in the Canaries for many years.

No less than 8 marinas & harbours to visit on a course route!

Unrivaled here in the Canaries are the choice of stopovers you will visit during your course weeks with Canary Sail. During your time with us, you will learn to sail in the best sail training area the Canaries (and beyond) have to offer and learn to skipper our range of sail training yachts in a wide range of conditions, including “Heavy Weather” Training. Navigate your way around our 7 islands as skipper during our Canary Islands Cruise Weeks visiting even more marinas and harbours on route.


Up to 15 Weeks

Pre Course Knowledge

No sailing experience required for those who join for the duration of the program

Assumed Knowledge

Pre-study of theory and international anti-collision regulations is an optional advantage

Expected Learning Outcome

Come away with your RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Offshore International Certificate of Competence - the most prestigious sailing ticket in the world!

Course Content

Full program of theory navigation courses, practical sailing weeks, mile building cruises, Dedicated Yacht Handling course and where possible bareboat "go it alone" charter and final Yachtmaster exam. All levels of RYA Practical Certificates are issued at point of completion!


Fully flexible! Start dates available all year, please contact us for a detailed proposal base around your commitments/wishes

Cruising Area

UNRIVALED HERE IN THE CANARIES!!! During your many Sail Course weeks, a choice of to no less that 8 different ports to visit between our bases in La Gomera and Tenerife. Add to that mile building passages with 7 Western & Eastern islands , giving you an unrivaled sailing experience in widely varied sailing conditions, including "Heavy Weather" training.

Yachtmaster Fast Track Modules

Module 1 – €4460 – Includes the following courses

Week 1 – RYA Competent Crew Practical

Week 2 – Competent Crew Plus/Skills

Week 3 – RYA Day Skipper Theory

Week 4 – Eastern Canary Islands Cruise

Week 5 – RYA Day Skipper Practical

Module 2 – €4850 – Includes the following courses

Week 7 – Day Skipper Plus/Skills

Week 8 – RYA Coastal/Yachtmaster Theory

Week 9 – Western Canary Islands Cruise

Week 10 – Eastern Canary Islands Cruise

Week 11 – RYA Coastal Skipper Practica8

Module 3 – €4535 – Includes the following courses and a possible bareboat week

Week 11 – Western Canary Islands Cruise (week 1 of 2)

Week 12 – Eastern Canary Islands Cruise (week 2 of 2)

Week 13 – Yachtmaster Skills/Boat Handling

Week 14 – Bareboat Charter/Cruising miles

Week 15 – RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Prep & Exa5


Module 1 – €4460

Module 2 – €4850

Module 3 – €4550

Modules 1, 2 & 3 – €12540 (Includes basic 1st Aid & SRC Marine Radio Courses!)

All Modules include accommodation throughout the duration of your stay!

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A wide range of practical and theory courses offered all year round

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Choose from a variety of sail cruises around the Canary Islands and beyond

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From Bareboat to skippered charter, we have an option to suit your needs

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Recommended accommodation options in La Gomera and Tenerife

Get in Touch

Phone any time on our UK Divert No. (UK call cost): 0044 1252 837648
Phone (USA): 001 855 866-5566
Phone (Spain): 0034 922 141 967

Postal Address:
Apartado 211,
Calle Del Medio, 38800,
San Sebastian de La Gomera,
Islas Canarias, Spain

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