Courses

IYT  International  Crew  Training

This is a certificate of excellence for those candidates who wish to train to become an active crew member on a power or sailing yacht.  It includes an Introduction to Boating for power and sail yachts.

It is the level of competence that someone needs either when acting as watchkeeping crew on a yacht and as a skipper of a small yacht in protected waters where help is immediately available in calm conditions.

Certificate Limitations:

  • Crew on a vessel up to a maximum length of 78 ft /24 m
  • in coastal waters up to 20 miles offshore
  • in daylight hours and in fair conditions with moderate wind and sea conditions

IYT  International  Flotilla  Skipper  Course

This is a five day course aimed at increasing a student’s knowledge sufficiently to be a watchkeeper or a flotilla skipper. The recommended entry level requirements for the IYT International Flotilla Skipper course, are the IYT International Crew Course and the IYT Marine Communications VHF/SRC radio operator’s course.

Certificate Limitations:

  • Command of a vessel up to a maximum length of 78 ft /24 m as part of a flotilla
  • In coastal waters up to 20 miles offshore
  • In daylight hours and in fair conditions with moderate wind and sea conditions

Estonian  ICC  for  Operators  of  Pleasure  Craft

Estonian  national  skipper’s  certificate,  issued  by  Estonian  government  and  valid  in  most  European  countries  for  recreational  use.  Does  not  have  entry  requirements,  suitable  for  beginners,  from  16  years  old.  Course  include  theory  and  practical  subjects,  minimum  duration  66  hours.

Allows  to  operate  by  sailing  and  motor  yachts  up  to  a  maximum  length  of 78 ft /24 m,  including  European  inland  waters  and  high  seas,  without  any  additional  limitations.

Some  of  European  countries  and  some  of  chartering  companies  can  limit  the  validity  of  this certificate  on  their  territory  and  for  chartering.  However,  this  certificate  is  one  of  most  popular  in  Estonia,  because  it  allows  to  start  sailing  and  to  collect  required  experience  for  any  next  IYT  qualification.

IYT  International  Certificate  Of   Competency  Course

The IYT  ICC is a certificate confirming that an individual is competent to the level required to meet the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Inland Water Committee (UNECE IWC) Resolution 40.

The ICC issued by IYT has been approved by the British  Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) and by Transport Canada so that holders of the ICC (Canadian Edition)

Candidates who successfully complete the modules required to obtain the International Bareboat Skipper may be automatically awarded the ICC.

IYT can issue ICCs to any other country’s citizens that are not listed below:

Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia*Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, South Africa, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom**

*The government of Latvia has given written permission for IYT to issue ICCs to their own nationals and residents

** IYT has been authorized to issue ICC’s to United Kingdom Nationals for the past 16 years which are issued on behalf of the British Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA).

Reference: UNECE Resolution 40 document

The only exception for IYT to issue ICCs to citizens of these countries, is if the applicant can provide proof of residency  in a country not on this list. Proof of residency (examples): utility bill (electric or gas),

property tax bill,  telephone bill, 
insurance bill.

IYT  International  Bareboat  Skipper  Training

The International Bareboat Skipper course is a five day course. It is not for beginners.

Certificate Limitations:

  • Command of a vessel up to a maximum length of 78 ft /24 m
  • In coastal waters up to 20 miles offshore
  • In daylight hours and in fair conditions with moderate wind and sea conditions

Recommended entry requirements:

  1. VHF maritime radio operators certificate
  2. To have logged over 200 nautical miles and 10 days at sea
  3. Age 18 years and  older

IYT  Small  Powerboat&RIB  Master  Training – MCA  Approved

Certificate limitations:

  • Covers vessels up to 15m
  • Operation in coastal regions – in sight of land
  • Driven by outboard or inboard motors
  • In fair weather
  • No horsepower limitations

IYT  Powerboat  Skipper  Training

Designed for those to wish to operate a power pleasure boat with accommodation up to 24 m, in sight of land in fair weather. Tailored for those who are considering chartering a powerboat or for those who are purchasing a vessel.  Five-day course, which includes both theory and practical components.

Certificate Limitations:

  • Command of a vessel up to a maximum length of 78 ft /24 m
  • In coastal waters up to 20 miles offshore
  • In daylight hours and in fair conditions with moderate wind and sea conditions

IYT  VHF  Maritime  Radio  Training

The IYT Marine Communications course (Very High Frequency – Short Range Certificate) is recognised by the Republic of the Marshall Islands. It is designed to ensure a thorough understanding of maritime radio communication at sea. It is intended for all marine environments and follows International standards.

The course provides VHF Radio and SRC training for the entire spectrum of VHF radio communications for recreational and professional boating. Students will learn how on board radios and handheld radios, EPIRBs, SARTs, AIS and DSC-enabled radios, are used effectively in marine communications.

ROC  GMDSS  Training

The  highest  level  of  Maritime  radio  communication  for  recreational  yachtsman  and  woman.

5  days  course  with  theory  and  practical  training  designed  for  those,  who  would  like  to  obtain  a  maximum  knowledge  in  Global  Maritime  Distress  and  Safety  System.

IYT  Yachtmaster  Coastal  Training

The IYT Worldwide Yachtmaster Coastal certificate is a recreational certificate of competency for command of sailing and/or power vessels. It is a comprehensive live aboard course consisting of six days for sail or five days for power, which includes the practical on water examination.

It has come to our attention that it has not been made perfectly clear to all IYT Worldwide yachtmaster candidates that THIS  CERTIFICATION IS FOR RECREATIONAL USE ONLY.

Certificate Limitations

  • Command of a vessel up to a maximum length of 78 ft /24 m
  • In coastal waters up to 60 miles offshore
  • In moderate wind and sea conditions
  • Not for commercial use

Minimum entry requirements to apply for the IYT Yachtmaster Coastal course:

  1. 30 days and 800 miles at sea including 2 days as watch leader/skipper
  2. 12 hours underway on watch at night
  3. Minimum sea time must have been met prior to the final examination

IYT  Yachtmaster  Offshore  Training

The IYT Worldwide Yachtmaster Offshore certificate is a recreational certificate of competency to command sailing and/or power vessels. It is a comprehensive theory and live aboard course consisting of five days classroom theory and a practical component of six days for sail or five days for power including the practical on the water examination.

The courses are designed to provide the highest standard of maritime education for the recreational yachtsman and woman and for those who are serious about obtaining the best nautical qualifications available. They are ideal for those who greatly want to expand their knowledge and experience and increase their confidence in commanding a yacht. For those who are taking the courses, completion of the five-day STCW Basic Safety training courses is not required but highly recommended. The five-day STCW course covers Firefighting, Sea Survival, First Aid and Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities.

It has come to our attention that it has not been made perfectly clear to all IYT Worldwide yachtmaster candidates that THIS  CERTIFICATION IS FOR RECREATIONAL USE ONLY.

It is important to understand that an IYT certificate is a qualification that can be used across the globe. Therefore, unlike other training organizations, IYT insists on an understanding of IALA Regulations in Areas A & B, weather systems in the North & Southern hemispheres, tidal calculations for the Mediterranean and North America and the effects of tropical revolving storms.

Yachtmaster courses are not for beginners. This six-day comprehensive high-level shore based course includes assessment papers and written examinations. Candidates are advised that a considerable amount of private study and varied cruising experience is required in addition to the formal instruction provided.

Certificate Limitations:

  • Command of a vessel up to 24 meters in length
  • up to 150 miles offshore
  • not for commercial use

Minimum entry requirements to apply for the IYT Yachtmaster Offshore course:

  1. 50 days on board a yacht at sea as an active crew member. A day is defined as a period of 24 consecutive hours. Parts of a day may be included in this total, but a day is not invalidated by a candidate leaving the yacht for a few hours during a cruise. The term “at sea” is defined as being on a vessel outside of any harbor – natural or artificial – in which a cruising yacht could secure or anchor for a prolonged period of time.
  2. Have logged 3,000 miles in a yacht while cruising at sea (power or sail). This mileage must be logged on genuine cruises or passages but not short day trips. At least 2,000 miles must have been completed on coastal voyages and not ocean crossings. It is important that the candidate has considerable time of actual vessel handling.
  3. Thirty hours on watch at night underway as an active member of a yacht’s crew. For at least six hours of this night time experience, the candidate must have been acting as the vessel’s captain/watchleader. “Night,” in this context, is defined as the time between sunset and sunrise.
  4. A current medical examination and a color blindness eyesight examination, which allows the participant to safely perform the relevant duties on a yacht, including being able to see and distinguish lights and signals of other vessels and navigational marks in typical weather conditions without risk to him/herself, other crewmembers or the safe operation of the vessel.
  5. A six-hour VHF Radio Operators course covering the general rules and procedures for the safe operation of a VHF marine radio. If you do not have a valid VHF certificate this course may be conducted on board the yacht or in the classroom prior to joining the practical course.
  6. Minimum sea time must have been met prior to the final examination.

IYT  Yachtmaster  Ocean  Qualifications

This certificate is a qualification that indicates that the holder has sufficient knowledge of celestial navigation to navigate a 24-metre vessel globally using a sextant and to plan, undertake and manage an ocean passage together with a comprehensive understanding of the factors involved with regards to routing and meteorology.

The IYT Yachtmaster Ocean certificate is a qualification that indicates that the holder has sufficient knowledge of celestial navigation to navigate globally using a sextant and to plan, undertake and manage an ocean passage together with a comprehensive understanding of the factors involved with regards to routing and meteorology.

Certificate Limitations:

  • Command of a vessel up to 24 meters in length
  • all oceans / anywhere in the world
  • not for commercial use

The entry level requirements:

  1. To gain the IYT Yachtmaster Ocean certificate, candidates must first hold the IYT Yachtmaster Offshore certificate.

IYT  Weather  Master  Course

A stand alone course for those who are seeking a comprehensive understanding of the factors involved in world meteorology and weather routing for long distance or ocean passages.

IYT  Navigation  Master  Training

A stand alone course designed to enable the offshore mariner to safely navigate extended passages using traditional methods. It includes practical navigation exercises and sample chartwork calculations

Yacht  Trainig  Cruises

For  those  yachtsmen,  who  would  like  to  collect  more  experience  of  practical  navigation  in  sailing  at  day  or  night  time;  in  mooring  or  anchorage;  navigation  in  inland  waters  and  narrow  channels  or  tidal  areas;  to  try  long  distance  sailing – we  provide  yacht  training  cruises  in  Baltic  Sea,  North  Sea,  Mediterranean  Sea  and  European  coast  of  North  Atlantic.  Please  contact  us  for  detailed  information.

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