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International Crew Training

The International Crew Training certificate is a certificate of excellence for those candidates who wish to train to become an active crew member on a sailing yacht or a power vessel. The training course includes an introduction to both power and sailing yachts.

I believe this to be one of the key confidence-building courses in the IYT stable of courses. The Great thing is that at present you can also take the preparation theory course online through the IYT E-Learning Portal. Take the Free course. theory preparation course and go to the IYT E-learning Portal here.  


As a heads up, you will need to register online and you will need to have a photo to upload. one that you are happy with for your certification. Passport photos work. Also a scan of approved identification. Again passport photo page works. With this in place, you can then complete the theory course and then come back to us for completing the practical aspect of the course. On successful completion of the course examination, you will receive an online pdf International Crew theory course completion certificate. Then come back to us here to organise your final international crew certificate of competence with the practical.

Remember if you have any questions feel free to drop us a line. Contact portal is just here. IYT's E-Learning also extends to further courses to help in preparation for your practical. Including the Free preparation course for the  VHF SRC.  

Certificate Limitations

  • Crew on a vessel up to a maximum length of 78 ft / 24 metres.

  • In coastal waters up to 20 miles offshore

  • In daylight hours and in fair conditions with moderate wind and sea conditions

  • This certificate is the level of competence that one needs when chartering a boat in the Mediterranean or West Indies where there are restrictions in terms of cruising area and distance from the base and the vessel has to be safely moored in a marina or anchored before dark

Course Outline

  • Nautical terminology

  • Safety briefing

  • Passage planning

  • Ropework

  • Basic Rules of the Road (COLREGS)

  • Introduction to weather

  • Basic sail handling

  • Basic handling under power

  • Man overboard procedures

  • Vessel equipment and instruments 

  • Engine checks and maintenance 

  • Deck seamanship

  • Sailing vessel handling skills

  • Sailing vessel under power

  • Power vessel handling skills

  • Dinghy handling under power

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