IYT International Crew Training


No of Days: 5 Days, 4 night live aboard (Eat ashore)

Price: $1,895

Exam: 1 practical exam

Qualification: IYT International Crew Training

This 5 day course can be the start your professional introduction into sailing! Through this course you will learn how to become a competent and useful crew member in a fun and safe environment. This course is designed to get you comfortable on sailing boats; it will give you confidence on the water and is the first step to becoming a certified skipper, (if you want to continue your studying after gaining this certificate).. You do not need any prior experience to do this course. If you have had a little experience with sailing or cruising, but want to take it to the next level, this is a good place to start. With our IYT Introduction to Boating course your professional journey into the world of sailing begins. The course is designed to progress novices in a quick, very practical manner and will let you experience many aspects of sailing. 

You do not need any prior experience to do this course, the only prerequisite is reading through the course handbook, you can download, so you get more out of your 2 day practical sailing days.

Our professional IYT certified instructors are patient and have a lot of experience, they will teach you in a relaxed and friendly way, and support you every wave of the way. From the moment you step aboard you will be encouraged to play an active part on the boat together with the other students. You will get hands-on experience and feel the exhilaration of being part of a working crew.




- 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

Click Here for IYT International Crew Training Course Notes

 Relaxing after a hard days sailing

Relaxing after a hard days sailing


Sailing means living in close quarters so please try to travel light. Please do not bring any hard, big suitcases with wheels that are difficult to store. A backpack or sports/duffel bag would be best. 

Some recommendations on what to bring aboard:

  • Comfortable airy clothes  (t-shirt & shorts advised. Long sleeves if you want to cover up from the sun when stood at the helm)
  • Deck or soft shoe
  • Sunglasses, hat and sunscreen/block 
  • Mosquito spray 
  • Bathing suit 
  • Wash kit 
  • Towel
  • Travel insurance 
  • A logbook to sign of your sailing miles
  • (And dollars - ATMs are not always reliable on the island)



 Your qualification will allow you 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.

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