IYT has developed a modular format in maritime training. The concept was to offer a series of recreational nautical courses that would be acceptable to major national registries and governments. We refer to this series of courses as the “International Boating & Sailing Passport.”
This idea has enabled us to successfully establish a network of partner schools offering IYT courses worldwide. The model has been enthusiastically embraced by a growing number of colleges, training establishments, countries and administrations.
The modular nature of the courses allows the candidate the convenience of full-time, evening or weekend participation coupled with the ability to choose a convenient location.
Our Bareboat Skipper Certificates are accepted by all major yacht charter companies and many insurance companies offer discounted premiums to those who hold IYT qualifications.
Candidates will be taught either on a power or sailing vessel depending on his/her training requirements.
It is important to note that the “depth of knowledge” increases as one progresses through the various modules. It is also 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.
A student may enter the program at any level determined by their previous boating experience.