"An airplane has freedom in space but a yacht has freedom in time."  Richard Bach

skipper training and sailing courses in yachting school “yacht challenge” certified by IYT

Boat Trips, Bachelorette Parties at Sea, Birthday Parties, Events, Sunset at sea on a Sailing Yacht in Pärnu Bay. Organization of regattas.Yacht charter and yacht cruises over the world.

About Yacht Challenge

Our contacts: +37253754494,

e-mail: info@yacht-challenge.com

  • Our sailing team has over 20 years of experience in yacht training, cruises, and yacht charter.
  • All instructors of sailing school are very professional and friendly. They are certified by IYT to teach to a high level Yachtmaster Offshore IYT.
  • After completing the yachting course, you receive our support: answers to questions, route planning, and yacht rental with a club discount.
  • We have been organizing yacht charters for 20 years and work only with proven charter companies.
  • Our cozy and hospitable Oceanis 393 “Armastus” waits for you for yacht courses and cruises at the comfortable Pärnu Yacht Club. 

Welcome aboard!

Sailing courses - Yacht School IYT

With international captain’s certificates IYT you can rent a yacht over the world!

You can have sailing lessons all year around. Sailing lessons are in English, Estonian, Russian, German. The maximum number of students in groups for yacht courses is 4.

We offer yacht courses to obtain captain certificates at various levels: for beginners from zero and for very experienced skippers.

Choose a skipper course that suits you:

10 daya basic yachting course for beginners, without any experience

Bareboat Skipper
IYT training

This international certificate recognized by charter companies worldwide. The certificate gives you the right to operate charter and private vessels up to 20 miles offshore, day and night.


included: course Radio operator VHF, accommodation in DBL cabin, captain-instructor, logbook IYT, bed linen, gas.

7 days yachting course for advanced sailors

Coastal IYT training

The certificate to the command of charter and private vessels up to 60 n.m. offshore in moderate wind and sea conditions.


This sailing course is not for beginners.
A certificate of Radio Operator VHF is required.

10 days yachting course for experienced sailors

course Yachtmaster
Offshore IYT

The certificate to the command of vessels at any time and in any weather conditions.


The certificate Radio Operator VHF, 3000 nm, and 50 days onboard required.

European ICC

This certificate confirms your European level of competence for sails and power boats.


Required certificate Bareboat Skipper IYT or higher and certificate Radio Operator VHF.

State Yacht Captain`s Certificate Republic of Estonia

The certificate to the command of sail and motor vessel


10 days practical trainings and full theoretical course with navigation for passing the exam for the state certificate of the Republic of Estonia, VHF course is included

course VHF radio
license IYT

Certificate Radio Operator VHF
is required to obtain a skipper license of any level, and to rent a boat in charter companies.


Course VHF radio for beginners and experienced sailors.

Theory online courses - Yacht School IYT

You can learn theory online courses anywhere and whenever it`s convenient for you!

Choose theory online course that suits you:

Theory online course VHF Radio

Online theory and verification tests for passing the VHF Radio Operator exam (cost of course VHF and plastic card included)


a VHF Radio Operator certificate is required to obtain any skipper license

Theory online course Bareboat Skipper IYT

All necessary online theory, verification tests, explanations by the captain-instructor


Save time to practice more!

Theory online course Yachtmaster
Offshore IYT

High-level online theory course and examples of theory tests


Save time to practice more!

on sailing yacht in Parnu bay, Kihnu, Ruhnu cruises

Price per yacht (till 11 pax)

Hen night
in Pärnu bay

one bottle of Prosecco included in price!

Birthday on yacht
in Pärnu bay

one bottle of Prosecco included in price!

sunset, yacht charter
in Pärnu bay

one bottle of Prosecco included in price!


Kihnu island 1 day - €700

Kihnu island 2 days - €1000

Kihnu, Ruhnu 3 days - €1500

Corporate events
on the yacht

10 hrs

Day at sea for your team
and clients

sailing training for skippers

8 hrs

Yachting over the world

Unforgettable Adventure Trips and Yacht Cruises!
Regattas and Yacht Charter over the world!

Wine and Adventure tours

Active and extraordinary
adventure holidays

Get ready to learn new things, move a lot and go on a journey that will be remembered for a lifetime

on yachts, regattas

sailing holidays

Yacht cruises around the best places - the nature and history of Europe
and Exotic countries


Rent the boat of your dreams

More than 500 yacht charter fleets in 60 countries! We are ready to book the yacht that suits you

Customers reviews

Gratitude for a great experience I had, learning during your fun and very intensive course.
Aleksander Tomas
Yachtmaster Coastal IYT
Thanks for a wonderful 4 days. You have been a great instructor!
Greg Aslett
Boat`s owner
The best place to learn sailing!.
Thanks a lot, Roman and Tatiana Kaverina for your patience, professionalism and good vibes! I definitely will recommend it to everyone and hopefully will come back for the next learning stage!
Koren Aisenstadt
Bareboat Skipper IYT
Yacht-challenge - is the best training and international certification for beginners to sail a yacht in the Baltic. Good combination of theory and practice. Most importantly, in practice, the right emphasis is placed, for example, on safety and mooring. Highly Recommended!
Vladimirs Poborcevs
Bareboat Skipper IYT
Slava was a super captain! I appreciated his ability to allow students to explore a topic without undue pressure from him. At the same time, he always seizes the initiative on time when the situation requires it. I began to feel more confident (especially after entering and mooring in Bourges with a 30+ wind). Hope to continue next year!
Dmitry Kravchenko
Yachtmaster Offshore IYT
Slava is very unusual for a captain-instructor, because there is absolutely no aggression in him. Slava is rather quiet, does not insist on anything, but knows how to explain very well. Everyone was wearing life jackets and life belts, of course. I definitely went beyond the limits of my capabilities. Not a single yacht trip gave us such a great sea practice!
Natali Likhushina
Yachtmaster Coastal IYT

A yacht cruise is new emotions and sensations, a new look at the world from the water, fabulous sails, and impressions of a lifetime!