International Crew Training

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.

Certificate Limitations

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

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.

Course Outline

  • Nautical terminology
  • Safety briefing
  • Passage planning
  • Rope work
  • Basic rules of the road
  • Introduction to weather
  • Basic sail handling
  • Basic handling under power
  • Man overboard procedures
  • Vessel equipment and instruments
  • Engine checks and maintenance
  • Deck seamanship
  • Sailing vessels handling skills
  • Sailing vessels under power
  • Power vessel handling skills
  • Dingy handling under power

Next Steps

As you advance and become more proficient as Crew or Skipper you take on bigger challenges that require proper training to ensure the safety of your family and friends. The bigger the boat or length of adventure the more training you require.

Most of us prefer to spend our time on the water and not in a classroom. To facilitate this IYT has a series of Elearning courses available for the theoretical part of sail and powerboat training.

  1. If possible take a prep course online for your next level of training
  2. Plan your training at one of our many schools worldwide
  3. Book in advance with your school as class sizes and availability is limited
  4. Review the IYT course progression details to learn about professional level courses
  5. Spend time on the water and properly log your times.

The Boating Lifestyle is one of the most rewarding pursuits available. There is something physically and emotionally invigorating when you are offshore. To enjoy it fully you need the proper training & skills to be safe, prepared and command a vessel.