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Yachtmaster Fast Track

Hello!

I've not done much sailing in the past but I am looking to do the fast track yachtmaster course with my partner and was wondering if anyone had any experience with any companies - good or bad.

I would be really grateful for some recommendations or suggestions.
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A "fast track" yachtmaster is something of a contradiction in terms - in order to qualify you need certain levels of sea-time away from your home port and a range of other requirements that simply take time.

Check the RYA website - most Yachtmaster courses are based on their requirements.

Also be aware that there are others on this board that scorn Yachtmaster qualfications.
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Scorn Yachtmaster ?

Wondering why ? Granted, some could argue about the merits of a "quickie" course that takes a mere 14 weeks but it does represent some intense tuition no ?

I would've thought that obtaining your YM certification would be a helluva lot better than some of the ASA 10 day shake'n bake courses I've seen advertised on this side of the pond.

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The "Don't Tread on Me" types notwithstanding, the YM courses provide a baseline of competency and skills that insurers find appealing. Of course, a citizen sailor is one thing, but who wants a citizen brain surgeon?

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