We have a great guy here in Canada
(Nova Scotia) In Slocum's Wake Sailing
whose general rate is about $800 Canadian - but flying across the Pond would cancel out any cost-savings, I would guess.
One of our members recently did his YM Offshore
theory in South Africa
, but I'm still scratching my head
about flying to SA to sit in a classroom to do that portion of the YM. (I don't know - maybe he's doing the fast-track method where you go from Day Skipp all the way up to YM in one go.)
Good luck - the RYA courses are totally worth it.
Btw, I *love* The Big Lebowski, Duderino!