Fast Track RYA Yachtmaster Program

This certificate is recognised and respected around the world. This qualification is the ultimate aim of many skippers, both professional and recreational.

Program breakdown (in above image).

Please find the pathway below for you in regards to attaining your RYA Yacht Master Certifications.

Australian Sailing

This Program includes the following courses:

Learn to Sail Programs 
Australian Sailing AS – Keelboat Program
Royal Yachting Association RYA – Yacht Training Program

Certifictes or Competence Include

Australian Sailing Keelboat Program

The knowledge to skipper and navigate your own Keelboat by day on sheltered waters

Start Crewing

  • 4 x 3 hour practical lesson
  • 1 x theory lesson and social evening
  • Lessons every day
  • $795

Start Helming

    • 4 x 3 hour lessons or 2 days
    • 1 x theory lesson and social evening
    • 22nd & 23rd August 2020
    • $795

Keelboat Start Skippering

  • 2 x 6 hour days
  • $795
  • 1 x Theory lesson and social evening
  • Best do just before your 5 day practical Coastal Skipper

On our J24’s you will have hands on instruction on helming (steering the boat), main sheet (controlling the power of the boat), winches (turning the boat through tacks and gybes etc) and the foredeck. After each lesson is your most important part of the day is the debriefing session with your crew and instructor at the Deck bar at the CYCA! (Home of the Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race). 

The sailing lessons on the J24’s are available every day except Thursdays and you can choose your lesson times. Session times are 9:00am to 12:00pm or 12:30pm to 3:30pm and weekend sessions extend to 4pm to 7pm during daylight saving. As we have several training yachts, booking in is really easy and flexible – all you need to do is give us a call. You can even do 2 lessons in one day if you wish.

RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship theory

  • Online
  • 16 hours
  • $355


RYA Day Skipper Certifications 

RYA  Day Skipper theory

  • 40 hours plus exams
  • Virtual
  • $1290


RYA Day Skipper Practical

  • 5 Day Practical (5 Days and 4 Nights on board
  •  All Provisions on board inclusive
  • $1670 on monohull or $1890 on Catamaran

On successful completion of the RYA Day Skipper Practical you can automatically apply to the RYA for the

ICC International Certificate of Competence

This is required to skipper your own yacht or hire a yacht or powerboat in over 140 countries. The certification is for sail up to 24m (which includes power up to 10m).

RYA Yacht Master Certificate of Competence

Enable the skipper to navigate and skipper on any coastal passage.

RYA Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Theory

  • 40 hours plus exams
  • Virtual
  • $1290

RYA Coastal Skipper Practical

  • 5 Days and 4 Nights on board
  • $1670

Marine Radio Licence (LROCP)

  • 1 day course
  • VHF, HF and DSC
  • $370 plus $85 licence fee

Marine Radar

  • 1 day course
  • $395


World Sailing Safety and Sea Survival

  • eLearning & Practical
  • Includes flare and pool session
  • $640


Diesal Course

    • 1 day course
    • $350

RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Course

  • 40 hours plus exam
  • Virtual
  • $1290

RYA Exams and Commercial endorsement for Australia and International.

  • $11,925 less 10% ($1192) = $10,732.

Included & benefits

  • 10% discount if all course fees are paid in advance.
  • Free unlimited 3 hour practice sails for 6 weeks after Keelboat Courses
  • 2 x private lessons (normally $395 each)
  • Course packs for all RYA virtual and on line courses
  • Free use of wet weather gear for Keelboat Courses
  • Free introduction to boat owners as crew to race or mile builders / deliveries after SSSC is completed
  • PSS is located in the CYCA and has operated from this base for over 40 years.
  • Opportunities for crewing are unlimited.
  • Starting on smaller yachts like our J24s and progressing to our bigger yachts provides the best outcome in sailing skills.
  • Flexible course dates – can be altered with the required minimum notice as per our booking conditions
  • Fast track – RYA Yachtmaster program completed in 3 months

Not included:

Exam for RYA Yacht Master Offshore Certificate of Competence

  • the exam is independent and approximately $500 paid directly to the RYA
  • PSS registration, Insurance, logbook and certificate fees $95
  • Textbooks (if required) approximately $205


Practice Sails 

Unlimited and available on a standby basis for 6 weeks on our J24 Yachts.

ICC Assessment

ICC assessment cost is included in the 5 day practical assessment.

On successful completion of the RYA Day Skipper practical, ask about the ICC International Certificate of Competence. During the RYA Day skipper practical course you will be assessed for your theory, sailing and seamanship skills. This is a pass or fail and a pass is the minimum requirement for the ICC.