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Old 14-10-2013, 17:18   #1
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Yachtmaster Fasttrack; Allabroad/Blueoyster/other?

I'm looking into doing a fasttrack course, however I cant seem to find any reviews or testimonials for the above operations. Has anyone taken a course with the above or suggest an alternative?

If possible I'd like to do my STCW 95 at the same time.

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Old 09-11-2013, 18:18   #2
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I'm reading your post on an Android app, so am probably missing most of it. But I can unreservedly recommend the ASA school, Reef Runner Sailing, in Panama City, FL! They have a website you can view.
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I'm reading your post on an Android app, so am probably missing most of it. But I can unreservedly recommend the ASA school, Reef Runner Sailing, in Panama City, FL! They have a website you can view.
ASA does not do a course to the level of Yachtmaster , so that's not a runner for the OP.

OP. go onto the RYA site and search for a suitable school, see of they offer a fasttrack YM, there aren't to many that do , and most are in the UK

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Re: Yachtmaster Fasttrack; Allabroad/Blueoyster/other?

Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, r222210.

Blue OysterBlue Oyster Sailing School / Costa Brava Sailing School.
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there aren't to many that do , and most are in the UK
True, but some fast track schools operate out of Gibraltar (including the two expressly mentioned by the O/P), South Africa, and Australia.

STCW 95 basic is offered as a regular component of essentially all fast track YM courses, so that shouldn't factor into the decision.

FWIW, here is a thread re Allabroad: http://www.ybw.com/forums/showthread...k-Course/page1

Like the Blue Oyster thread linked above by Gord, some of the comments are negative; but given their anonymous nature may be suspect. I would suggest telephoning both schools and requesting actual references (i.e., names and contact information of a few recent students). No guarantees that they won't handpick, but it's probably better than relying on somewhat vague condemnation by people who may have certain axes to grind.

If I were the O/P - who presumably has little if any experience of strong tidal conditions - I would prefer a school in England, but that's not to say that a Med-based school is a poor choice, especially if that's where he or she is based.
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Re: Yachtmaster Fasttrack; Allabroad/Blueoyster/other?

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ASA does not do a course to the level of Yachtmaster , so that's not a runner for the OP.

OP. go onto the RYA site and search for a suitable school, see of they offer a fasttrack YM, there aren't to many that do , and most are in the UK

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My company (ASA) Allabroad Sailing Academy in Gibraltar completely offers the Fast Track to Yachtmaster course, this is well known. My team have been succesfully delivering this course since 2001 and since then we have built up an extensive dedicated shore based facility and acquired the additional MCA accreditation to deliver the full 'STCW-10 Basic Safety Training' in house, I do not out source any training, even the fire training is delivered by my dedicated team, using our own equipment. Further to this we now only deliver training on brand new 2016 Jeanneau 389 sailing yachts.

My apologies for ranting on like an advert, but I feel I must defend the misleading post.
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