IYT International Crew Course
This IYT International Crew Course is a beginner’s course and will help you develop the skills and knowledge you need to become a useful crew member on a sailing yacht of up to 24 metres.
It is very much a hands-on course that teaches you by getting out there on the water and doing it yourself; there is only a very small theoretical component. No previous knowledge or experience is necessary. Our experienced instructors will guide you every step of the way ensuring that you have a rewarding and enjoyable experience as you learn.
The course is practically based and by the end of the four days you will be capable of sailing a small yacht in every direction it is possible to sail (you still won't be able to sail directly towards the wind; neither can we, it's not possible). However, you will understand how to hoist and trim (adjust) the sails, how to work as part of a crew and how to steer the boat. And you’ll also learn how to assist in other important activities like anchoring, coming alongside in a marina berth and rescuing a man-overboard.
Your next step for Professional Development
- Safety - Lookout / Yacht / Personal
- Command Skills
- Parts of the Yacht (practical)
- Rigging and de-rigging yachts
- Helming and crewing
- Reaching, Tacking and Gybing
- Reefing under sail
- Hove to
- Leaving a mooring, Alongside, Taking up a mooring
- Using the engine
- Sailing on all Points of Sail
- Hoisting Sails - Trimming
- Marina boat crewing
- IALA Buoyage
Previous experience: None required
Duration: 5 Days - ISSA
Qualifications: Yacht Crew Certificate - ISSA
What's included: Safety equipment, Instruction, Yacht, Bottled Water, Fuel and Insurance
What's optional: Sailing Gloves, SiA T shirts, SiA Caps and Log Books
What's required: Waterproof roll bag, light deck shoes, shorts or long trousers, t shirt, sunglasses and sunblock.
We can help you with the following on request:
- Airport Transfer