We continue to work during lockdown in compliance with all the rules:
no more than 4 people with instructor during training, going out to sea with companies of up to 10 people. Now, yachts are one of the safest places.
IYT Introductory Sailing Skills course
The course fee is
from €140
This is a 2-day course aimed to provide candidates with introductory knowledge for crewing a sailing vessel (monohull or catamaran) up to 15 meters
About the course
This is a 2-day course aimed to provide candidates with introductory knowledge for crewing a sailing vessel (monohull or catamaran) up to 15 meters in inland or coastal waters <5 miles offshore during daylight hours in moderate wind and sea conditions. This course is great for groups of friends or like-minded people to get together for a few days of fun sailing while learning skills to better help as crew onboard.

“IYT Introductory Sailing Skills Course Completion Certificate” to be issued by the school after successful completion of the 2-day course
Course outline
  • Personal and Boat Safety Equipment
  • Sailing Terms, Equipment & Handling Skills
  • Basic Ropework
  • Man-Overboard Procedures
  • Anchors, Anchoring & Running Aground
  • Compasses
  • Buoyage
  • Collision Regulations & Navigation Lights

Scope of course:
  • 2 days, on board, covering theory and practical subjects

Recommended entry-level requirements:
  • 10 years of age

Certificate limitations:
  • Crewing a vessel (monohull or catamaran) up to 15 meters
  • Inland or coastal waters <5 miles offshore
  • Daylight hours
  • Moderate wind and sea conditions
We have a large selection of certificates (See all the offers). Fill out this form and our managers will contact you and offer the best option:
A gift certificate
Participants' reviews
How should I dress?
The main rule is to dress comfortably and wear clothes that matches the weather.


  • Windbreaker and pants or shorts;
  • T-shirt / jacket with UV protection (thermal underwear and fleece sweatshirt);
  • Hat / cap, gloves;
We recommend that you purchase a long-sleeved sweater with UV protection to protect yourself from sun and wind.

Shoes for a yacht:
  • Light non-slip sole so as not to leave marks on the hull of the boat;
  • Fixed heel;
  • Tight closed toe.

When moving around the deck without shoes, you can fall or injure your toes and feet — there are many parts on a boat that is easy to trip over. Unfortunately, even experienced sailors can be injured when they neglect this simple rule.
Will I be seasick? What should I do if I have sickness?
Most people tolerate some seasickness easily. If you feel that you are starting to feel sick, it is best to get at the steering wheel or tune the sails. Get yourself busy, show your body that you don't have time to get sick, you have to fight for victory in the race. There are also many quite effective medicines from sickness. If you start taking them in advance, then the probability of seasickness is almost zero.
Safety on a yacht
All yachts undergo a technical inspection before going on the water. As a rule, boats are not older than a few years. The captain will instruct you on water safety.
Are there sockets on the yacht? Do electrical appliances work?
On all yachts you will have 220 V with the engine-generator turned on, as well as electricity when staying in marinas. Most yachts are made in Europe and have European sockets and voltage. Just in case, we recommend taking a portable charger with you to charge phones and tablets.
Is there WiFi on the yacht?
As a rule, there is no WiFi on the boat, but in some marinas or cafes, you can find free WiFi. In general, we recommend that you take a break from gadgets for the duration of the cruise.
Can I sail on a yacht if I can't swim?
Yes, of course. There are life vests and other flotation devices on a yacht. Follow safety precautions at all times.
Can I take children on a yacht?
You can and you should! Children, as a rule, are very fond of such trips. If all the safety measures onboard are followed, you have nothing to worry about. The main thing is to understand that you will take care of the child by yourself, so you are to decide when you are ready to take children with you.
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