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International Certified Yacht School – Teaching Experience since 2006!

certificate bareboat skipper IYT

The Bareboat Skipper course for those who want to become a captain of a sailing yacht and get an international certificate to rent a yacht for a holiday with family or friends, with complete freedom of movement on the sea.

Entry Standard & Certificate Limitations

  • Candidates must hold a VHF Certificate or complete the IYT VHF/SRC course with this course together.
  • The Candidate should be 16 years of age or over
  • The candidate must have logged over 200 nautical miles & 10 days at sea by end of course
  • Command of a vessel up to a maximum length of 78 ft /24 meters
  • In coastal waters up to 20 miles offshore
  • In daylight hours and in fair conditions with moderate wind and sea conditions

It is the level of competence required 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.


For students with certificate International Crew – 5 to 6 days.

For students without certificate International Crew -10 to 12 days

  • nautical terminology, safety
  • vessel checkout
  • man-overboard procedures
  • boat handling under power and sails
  • basic meteorology
  • navigation, tides and currents
  • COLREG. lights and shapes


The course duration be a minimum of 40 hours of theory and practical training, but this time frame may be reduced for those who have recognized prior learning or boating/sea time experience

Maximum Class Size
Candidate/Instructor Ratio: 5 to 1 for the on board practical. 16:1 when teaching shore based theory modules.

Bareboat Skipper certificate (theory and practice on board):

Price per person: DBL – €750 (surcharge for July and August-45 euro), SGL – €1150.
Additional payment: certificates – €175,  food (also for captain-instructor), fuel (approximately 30 euro), boat insurance-30 euro, refundable deposit-150 euro

dates 2021

June  10,21

July 07,17,27

August 06,16,26

September 05,15,25

October 05,15


ABOUT 200 Nm

Oceanis 393 (3 CAB 2WC)

Length – 11.63 m
Width – 3.96 m
Draft – 1.91

Mainsail-classic, battened


We develop the rest on yachts with the best route in any water area. A responsible, attentive, benevolent and competent captains instructor who is familiar with the yachts will not be hearsay. We know everything about sailing and yachting, or almost everything, and are going to share the accumulated information with you. We hope that you will appreciate our efforts for dignity, and training in the “Yacht-Challenge” will bring you joy and 100% result. Support for graduates after graduation.

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