ISSA System

At Sail in Asia we believe in a learner-centred approach to OE that is well organised and fun! Learning is best when its driven by activity that's engaging and enjoyable. Our programs are professionally designed, to provide, comprehensive experiential learning activities. All our sailing courses give your students  an Internationally recognised qualification from the International Sailing Schools Association (ISSA).

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International Sailing Schools Association Certification

All our Outdoor Education Sailing Courses for under 18 year olds are ISSA certified, an International Training System that is popular with schools all over Europe and are now available in Asia with SIA.

Students courses are listed in the right hand column. They include 3 ISSA Keelboat Courses and two ISSA Yacht Courses. The Keelboats enable students who can sail a Dinghy to take the first steps to handling a larger Keelboat. These boats take 5/6 crew so the students have to inter relate and communicate as a team to sail the vessels well.

Teachers who belong to schools that have a Water Sports Centre can be trained by SIA to become RIB skippers, Safety Boat Crew, VHF Radio proficient and Dinghy and Keelboat Instructors. This will enable them to offer quality Outdoor education courses to young students and older ones plus enabling teaching staff to skill up and become Instructor certified.

We suggest that teachers review any certificate that they may want information on. The syllabus covered is outlined and we are happy to receive email or phone calls to field enquiries and to give any further information about the courses and certification.

The following courses are ISSA accredited and are recommended for students from 15-18 years :

  • ISSA Keelboat Crew
  • ISSA Keelboat Mate
  • ISSA Keelboat Skipper
  • ISSA Learn to Sail a Yacht
  • ISSA Yacht Crew

The following courses are recommended for Teachers interested in gaining awards:

  • ISSA RIB Skipper 1
  • ISSA RIB Skipper 2
  • ISSA VHF Short range Radio
  • ISSA Safety Boat Course
  • ISSA Dinghy Sailing Instructor Level 1
  • ISSA Dinghy Sailing Instructor Level 2
  • ISSA Dinghy Sailing Instructor Level 3

SIA / ISSA Consultancy – Outdoor Education Training for Teachers – ISSA Safety Boat Training