IYT Yachtmaster Offshore Prep
Yachtmaster Theory course + Yachtmaster Practical course + Exam
The IYT Worldwide Yachtmaster Offshore certificate is a recreational certificate of competency to command sailing vessel up to 24 metres in length up to 150 nm offshore.
It is a comprehensive theory and live aboard course consisting of five days classroom theory and a practical component of six days for sail including the practical on the water examination.
The courses are designed to provide the highest standard of maritime education for the recreational yachtsman and woman and for those who are serious about obtaining the best nautical qualifications available. They are ideal for those who greatly want to expand their knowledge and experience and increase their confidence in commanding a yacht.
It is important to understand that an IYT certificate is a qualification that can be used across the globe.
Therefore, unlike other training organisations, IYT insists on an understanding of IALA Regulations in Areas A & B, weather systems in the North & Southern hemispheres, tidal calculations for the Mediterranean and North America and the effects of tropical revolving storms.
Yachtmaster courses are not for beginners. This eleven-day comprehensive high-level theory and practical course includes assessment papers and written examinations. Candidates are advised that a considerable amount of private study and varied cruising experience is required in addition to the formal instruction provided.
- Command of a vessel up to 24 meters in length
- up to 150 miles offshore
Note: Yachtmaster Offshore is a recreational course that can be taught in any language BUT cannot be upgraded to the professional Master of Yachts certificate.
What are the minimum entry requirements to apply for the IYT Yachtmaster Offshore course?
- 50 days on board a yacht at sea as an active crew member.
- Have logged 3,000 miles in a yacht while cruising at sea (power or sail).
- Thirty hours on watch at night underway as an active member of a yacht’s crew.
- A current medical examination and a colour blindness eyesight examination, which allows the participant to safely perform the relevant duties on a yacht.
- A six-hour VHF Radio Operators course covering the general rules and procedures for the safe operation of a VHF marine radio. If you do not have a valid VHF certificate this course may be conducted on board the yacht or in the classroom prior to joining the practical course.
Minimum sea time must have been met prior to the final examination.
What does the exam consist of?
Written theory examinations will occur during the course. The final examination is an oral and practical test on board a yacht. Candidates must demonstrate that they have sufficient ability to handle, dock, and anchor the boat with a required level of confidence. Candidates can expect to be examined on any subject contained within the syllabus and to be questioned on any of their yachting experience to date. In the event that the examiner considers an examinee not to have achieved the required standards, a certificate will not be issued. In this case, a confidential report will be sent to the candidate outlining the reason or reasons for failure and suggesting remedial action that could lead to the successful completion of the course.
How do I apply for enrolment?
In order to apply for the IYT Worldwide Yachtmaster certification course, please send us a detailed yachting resume to info(at)algarve-cruising.com
What is required for my final Yachtmaster examination?
All of the courses and criteria must be fulfilled before a candidate may apply to take the final on-board examination.
Exam fee – 250€ (not included in the price of the course)
The final exam will be conducted by an IYT Worldwide Yachtmaster examiner and takes the form of an extensive oral and practical test on a sailing yacht.
Candidates can expect to be examined on any subject covered by the syllabus of the shore based or practical courses and to be questioned on any aspect of their yachting experience to date.
In the event that the examiner considers an examinee not to have achieved the required standards and/or the candidates ability as Captain does not reach the required standard, and/or the prerequisites have not been met for the IYT Worldwide Yachtmaster Offshore, a Yachtmaster Coastal>> certificate may be issued in the interim.
In this case, and if requested, a personal report will be sent to the candidate outlining the reason or reasons for failure and suggesting remedial action prior to re sitting the exam. Completion of the Yachtmaster Offshore certification course is not a guarantee of passing the examination and receiving your certificate.