International Yacht Training Worldwide


IYT Worldwide offers the training you need for a life of ocean adventure.

IYT is just the beginning of a yachting career or time spent enjoying the wonders of the sea. Chartering your own yacht in the Mediterranean, running a sailing school or working on a superyacht, it all starts with your certification! Our On the Deck section features stories from students, captains, schools and features on fantastic destinations.


IYT Worldwide is excited to announce that Palawan Sailing is now offering Yachtmaster Ocean training!

IYT is very pleased to announce that Palawan Sailing is our first school in Asia to offer IYT recreational sailing courses up to Yachtmaster Ocean as well as Celestial Navigation. Palawan Sailing not only offers the theory course of YachtMaster but also the qualifying ocean passage. Palawan Sailing is a certified and registered IYT sailing […]


The IYT International Crew Theory Prep Course is Now Available via Free eLearning

We are pleased to announce that the IYT International Crew Theory Preparation Course is now available via elearning absolutely free of charge!  At the end of the course and upon successful completion of a final theory examination, students will gain access to their final “IYT International Crew Course Completion Certificate” which they may download and […]


“Sea Wolf Nautical School” in Fuerteventura, Spain, has opened a branch in Ibiza

IYT partner school in Fuerteventura (Canary Islands), “Sea Wolf” has expanded their operation to offer training in Ibiza (Balearic Islands).    Owner and chief instructor, Gianmaria Casamatta, brilliantly represents IYT in the region and we are proud to be associated with his organisation.  His enthusiasm and desire for excellence is to be commended.  The school […]


IYT Welcomes “Moscow Sailing Academy” offering sail training and holidays in the Mediterranean!

We are proud to announce that “Moscow Sailing Academy” has joined our team of partner schools.  They will offer our recreational sailing courses from Learn to Sail to Yachtmaster Coastal.  IYT courses are approved and accepted by most European countries and charter brokers.  Study theoretical and practical training in Moscow and proceed to the Mediterranean […]


Aquatoria Holds First IYT Instructor Training Course in Croatia

Aquatoria, IYT Partner School in Croatia, held its first Instructor Training Course in April under the guidance of IYT Representative, John Goode.  The school is owned and operated by Yury Logushkin.  According to John, the course was conducted aboard Aquatoria’s exceptionally well found 54-foot yacht which proved ideal for both theoretical and practical training elements […]


IYT Worldwide Welcomes “Nevsky Flot” offering sail training in St. Petersburg, Russia!

We are very pleased to announce that “Nevsky Flot” has joined our family of partner schools in St. Petersburg, Russia.  They will offer IYT’s sail training programme up to International Bareboat Skipper. IYT’s Bareboat Skipper certificates are accepted for charter in most areas of the E.U. and Caribbean. There is much history surrounding this yacht […]


IYT Welcomes “SportFlot” in Moscow to our team of worldwide partner schools!

We are very pleased to announce the addition of “SportFlot” as a training provider for our recreational sailing courses from Dinghy to International Bareboat Skipper.  IYT’s Bareboat Skipper certificates are accepted for charter in most areas of the E.U. and Caribbean.  SportFlot is dedicated to excellence in training yachtsmen and women.  They offer a broad […]


New Training School in Greece with IYT Worldwide

Nautical Athletic Club of Voula in Greece We are very pleased to announce the appointment of “Nautical Athletic Club of Voula” as a training provider for our recreational sailing courses up to Yachtmaster Offshore. They are also approved for the International Certificate of Competency (ICC) which is mandatory for chartering in some areas of the […]


Sailing the Black Sea

Sailing in Sochi – The New Hot Spot With the Russian resort city of Sochi gaining tremendous exposure from the 2014 Winter Olympics it is no wonder that this beautiful part of the Black Sea has become a hot destination. Often described as the pearl of the Russian Riviera Sochi is Russia’s top sea resort […]


Traveling in the Bermuda Triangle

The famous Bermuda Triangle delivered a harrowing tale of survival. Read about Captain Fry’s experiences sailing to Bermuda, and the huge challenges he and his crew faced as the weather changed for the worst and the seas got ugly. Just another example of the uncertainties at sea, and how training for the worst pays off.

Over the years, there has been much controversy over the Bermuda Triangle and how safe it may or may not be to sail through, so let me tell you of my years of experience in the Triangle. First of all, let me explain that the Bermuda Triangle is an area that runs from Bermuda to Puerto Rico to Florida, and covers approximately 500,000 sq miles of water (depending on who you ask!)