Yachtmaster Coastal Sail - Catamaran
The IYT Worldwide Yachtmaster Coastal Sail – Catamaran certificate is a recreational certificate of competency for command of a sailing catamaran up to 24 metres in length up to 60 nm offshore. It is a comprehensive 6 day live aboard course which includes the practical on water examination. The minimum age to obtain this certification is 18.
Candidates must either hold a recognised VHF Radio Operators Certificate or must take the full IYT VHF-SRC Marine Communications course and school must place order for this certificate while placing order for the Yachtmaster Coastal Sail – Catamaran Certificate of Competency. If ordering VHF at the same time as Yachtmaster Coastal Certificate please upload a note to this effect. We have provided a sample note to upload when placing orders.
It has come to our attention that it has not been made perfectly clear to all IYT Worldwide yachtmaster candidates that IYT Yachtmaster Qualifications are for recreational use only and may never be upgraded to a professional certificate. Therefore, we require all candidates taking a recreational IYT Worldwide Yachtmaster course to complete an acknowledgement prior to taking the course.
It is not for beginners and the recommended entry level requirements
- a VHF maritime radio operators certificate
- to have logged over 800 nautical miles at sea
- 200 of which must have been as crew or captain of sailing catamaran <24m
- 25 days at sea as watch leader/skipper including 12 hours underway on watch at night
- The recommended minimum age to obtain this certification is 18.
- Minimum sea time must have been met prior to the final examination.
If a candidate already holds an IYT Yachtmaster Coastal Sail certificate, the modules for catamaran training should be a 1.5 to 2 day course. A review of the Yachtmaster Coastal course should be considered at the beginning of the course.
Those who have obtained the Yachtmaster Coastal Sail – Catamaran CoC, can automatically obtain the “International Certificate of Competency” (ICC), provided the student meets the requirements as laid down by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (Resolution 40). Please see this link for more information. Please note that the ICC Certificate will not state “catamaran”.