YACHTMASTER TRAINEESHIP (22 WEEKS)
GYT'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.
Dates Jan to June each year
Course fees £1395.00
YACHTMASTER SKIPPER TRAINEESHIP INFORMATION
The GYT Professional Yachtmaster Programme takes skipper training to a new level. This programme really does offer potential skippers a great start and insight into the marine world.
During the programme you will experience yacht racing and working with sailing professionals in the race charter industry over a five month period. You will be involved in maintaining and preparing our fleet of yacht’s for the busy Caribbean regatta season and will work alongside GYR skippers and staff dealing with our clients and crewing during the races and regattas we enter.
Alongside this you will gain superb RYA training both practical and theoretical, skipper yachts around the Caribbean and visit some of the most outstanding Caribbean beauty spots on your travels.
Culminating on the two week Yachtmaster prep course and RYA exam back in the UK and potentially leading on to employment in the marine sector with industry experience under your belt.
|Week 1||Yacht Maintenance Week|
|Week 2||Tickets week (VHFDSC, First Aid, Sea Survival, PPR (5 days shore based)|
|Week 3||RYA Yachtmaster Theory (7 days shore based)|
|Week 4||Sailing Skills Week (5 days live aboard)|
|Week 5||Sailing Skills Week (5 days live aboard)|
|Week 6||Regatta prep and maintenance|
|Week 7||RORC Caribbean 600 Race|
|Week 8||Passage to St Martin Milebuilding|
|Week 9||Passage to Antigua Milebuilding & Yacht Maintenance|
|Week 10||Sailing Skills Week|
|Week 11||Yacht Maintenance & Passage to BVI’s Milebuilding|
|Week 12||BVI Regatta|
|Week 13||Passage to Antigua or St Barth’s Milebuilding|
|Week 14||Les Voiles de St Barth’s Regatta|
|Week 15||Passage to Antigua Milebuilding & Yacht Maintenance|
|Week 16||Regatta preparation|
|Week 17||Antigua sailing Week Regatta|
|Week 18||Yachts prepped for shipping|
|Week 19||Yachtmaster Offshore prep week part 1 (5 days live aboard)|
|Week 20||Yachtmaster 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