Bareboat Skipper Info2017-08-16T05:26:42+07:00

IYT International Bareboat Skipper (Sail)

Bareboat Skipper Info

International Bareboat Skipper (Sail) This is a five day course which is not for beginners and the recommended requirements are a VHF radio operators certificate, and to have logged over 200 nautical miles and 10 days at sea before being certified at this level.

The recommended minimum age to obtain this certification is 18.

Obtaining this certificate through an IYT partner school who has been approved by IYT to offer the “International Certificate of Competency” to their candidates automatically qualifies for an ICC which is required to charter a vessel in most European countries.



  • IYT Competent Crew or equivalent
Certificate Recommendations

  • Command of a vessel up to a maximum length of 78 ft /24 metre
  • In coastal waters up to 20 miles offshore
  • In daylight hours and in fair conditions with moderate wind and sea conditions

This certificate is the level of competence that one needs when chartering a boat in the Mediterranean or West Indies where there are restrictions in terms of cruising area and distance from the base and the vessel has to be safely moored in a marina or anchored before dark

Duration : 6 days

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Course Details

Day 1 Classroom

  • Responsibilities of the Skipper and Watch keeper, Meteorology, Chartwork
  • Lunch
  • Passage planning, Colregs

Day 7

  • Close quarters maneuvering and docking, picking up a mooring,
  • Lunch on board
  • Steering a compass course, tacking & gybing, reefing for heavy weather, Berthing

Day 8

  • Ready boat
  • Depart OMYC for Local Island Colregs, compass fixes, introduction to charts, tacking & gybing
  • Lunch on board
  • Sail drills, anchoring – knots, dinghy use
  • Dinner On Board
  • Introduction to Night sailing

Day 9

  • Breakfast on board
  • Ready boat
  • Colregs, compass fixes, charts, bouyage, colregs, tacking & gybing
  • Lunch on board
  • Sail drills, anchoring – knots, dinghy use
  • Dinner on board

Day 10

  • Breakfast on board
  • Ready boat
  • Tacking & Gybing
  • Lunch on board
  • Sail drills, anchoring – knots, dinghy use Skipper Exam onboard
  • DinnerAshore

Day 11

  • Breakfast on board
  • Depart
  • Sailing drills students alternating roles, verbal revision for exam
  • Arrive Ocean Marina
  • Final exam
  • Disperse