International Yacht Training Inc

104 partner schools
Across 34 countries
MCA approved
US Coastguard approved
Controlled syllabus
Registration with IYT HQ

Why Choose IYT Worldwide

International Yacht Training Worldwide operates more boating and sailing courses with more Government approvals through more sailing schools, in more countries and in more languages than any other boating or sailing organization in the world.

To date, IYT Worldwide has 104 partner schools in 34 countries and their courses are available in 6 different languages.
IYT Worldwide offers an entire range of recreational courses from entry level sailing and powerboat courses up to International Bareboat Skipper and Yachtmaster Offshore

IYT also offers a broad range of professional yachting courses such as, Master of Yachts Coastal, Limited and Unlimited, Superyacht Deck Crew and Professional Superyacht Hospitality.

No other organization offers such a diverse range of nautical training or is as internationally accepted as IYT Worldwide.

Our professional yachting courses are recognized by 25 different Governments worldwide for commercial use including the British Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA), and our commitment to standards of excellence, hands on practical training and quality instruction have made IYT Worldwide the world’s number one choice for nautical training.

IYT Recreational Courses

IYT has developed several sailing & yachting courses for private sailors who want to be competent crew members on somebody else’s boat or for those who want to be competent boat owner or responsible bareboat charter skippers.

IYT publishes a strict syllabus for each course it’s parenter sailing schools offer. It issues each student with an IYT Passport. This Passport is your of the certificates you’ve completed, sea miles logged and other data about your sea time.

Upon successful completion of one of our school courses, students receive an IYT certificate. Island Spirit Thailand registers the student’s information and certificates completed with IYT. IYT maintains a record of everyone’s certification level for later reference or verification by interested third parties, such as a bareboat charter company or another school when advancing to the next level.

IYT publishes a strict syllabus for the course which is modular in construction so that each module is a complete structured lesson plan that takes a day or half a day to complete. On the five day courses run by Island Spirit you will typically cover 5-6 modules.

IYT issues each student with an IYT Passport that records personal data – certifies the modules completed and logs the sea miles covered. At the end of the course successful students receive an IYT certificate and their details of dates and modules covered together with the certificate number are registered with IYT which maintains a graduate register of the data for possible reference by third parties at a later date.

Currently there are 50 partner IYT sailing schools offering the same IYT courses so it is possible to do crew in one country, watchkeeper in another and skipper in another and they will all follow the same course structure and syllabus with no gaps or overlaps.