Yachtmaster Coastal Course (Sail)

IYT Yachtmaster Coastal Course (Sail)

Location: Pattaya

The 6-day IYT Coastal Yachtmaster certification is an internationally recognized recreational level of experience, knowledge and expertise which demonstrates competency of the person to take charge of the safety of a vessel and it’s passengers and crew. This comprehensive liveaboard course includes a practical onboard exam, at the end of which the Yachtmaster is certified to take control of vessels up to 24m 60nm from shore in mild to moderate weather conditions.

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Course Prerequisites

  • 25 days and 800 miles at sea including 2 days as watch leader/skipper.
  • 12 hours underway on watch at night.
  • Minimum sea time must have been met prior to the final examination.

Duration: 6 days

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    Course Syllabus

    Day 1

    Classroom theory covering the following:

    • International collision regulations at sea, light and shapes
    • Navigational charts and publications used for passage planning.
    • Dead reckoning and estimated position, position fixing, estimated time of arrival
    • Electronic navigation equipment
    • Tides and currents, secondary ports, tidal markings on charts, the effects of set and drift
    • Pilotage and safe entry into harbors and marinas
    • Safety at sea including personal safety equipment and safety equipment on board
    • Meteorology, Cloud formations, winds, Beaufort scale, safety actions onboard
    • Rope work, splicing, whipping and review of nautical knots
    • Anchoring, types of anchors and their use, Lee shores, anchor dragging, and safe anchorages
    • Boat handling, steering a course, compass course, true course and magnetic course
    • Docking, differences in types of vessel, safe entrance into marinas, docking against the wind versus docking with the wind.
    • Passage planning

    Day 2 – 5

    Offshore Training Cruise, where the participants are responsible for provisioning, pre-departure checks, passage planning, safe anchoring and dinghy use.

    Day 6

    Onboard practical exam covering all aspects of the course.