IYT International Bareboat Skipper training – basic sailing course for beginners, without any experience, the most popular skipper course.

With the Bareboat Skipper IYT Certificate you can rent a yacht yourselves for a holiday with family or friends in the Mediterranean and Baltic seas.

  • IYT International Bareboat skipper Certificate requirement
  • Previous sea experience isn`t required.
  • The candidate must be at least 16 years old.
  • Applicants must have VHF certificate or to complete the IYT VHF / SRC course along with the Bareboat Skipper course.
  • By the end of the course, the candidate must have logged at least 200 nm and at least 10 days at sea.

IYT Bareboat Skipper Certificate allows you to command a vessel

  • Up to 78 feet / 24 meters long
  • In coastal waters up to 20 miles offshore in good weather

Duration skipper course for certificate IYT Bareboat skipper

  • For students with Crew certificate or some experience – 6 days.
  • For students without any certificates, no experience – 10 days.

Courses Bareboat Skipper IYT are taught in English, Russian and Estonian. Training captains is a creative process. We do not force you to memorize the material, we help you understand the essence of navigation, feel the yacht, and learn to find the right solutions for each situation.

Prices for skipper courses:

for sailing course Bareboat skipper IYT in Estonia

€ 890.00,

for sailing course Bareboat Skipper IYT in Montenegro

€ 1080.00

for sailing course Bareboat Skipper IYT in Netherlands

€ 990.00

for sailing course Bareboat Skipper IYT in Italy

€ 1080.00, supplement for SGL accommodation – 500 euro

the yacht course price included:

access to online theoretical courses Bareboat Skipper IYT and Radiooperator VHF IYT

training on a yacht with a captain-instructor

accommodation in the DBL cabin, bed linen

skipper logbook IYT, all the necessary textbooks and manuals, theory and practical exams Bareboat Skipper IYT, test Radiooperator VHF/SRL IYT

Paid additionally:

  • meals on the yacht, included meals for the captain-instructor,
  • 2 certificates IYT (Bareboat Skipper IYT, Radiooperator VHF) – €175 (after successful exam)
  • Fuel, final cleaning,  insurance€100
  • marinas on islands Kihnu and Ruhnu – 33 euro per boat per night.

Information for those who want to obtain an ICC certificate along with a Bareboat skipper IYT certificate here

Certificate Bareboat Slipper IYT

Dates for Skipper training courses in Estonia, Pärnu

May 1525 4 places

May 26-June 05 4 places

June   05-15 – 4 places

June 16-26 – 4 places

June 27 – July 07 4 places

July 08-18 – 4 places

August   01-10 – 4 places

August 10-20 4 places

August 27 – September 06 – 4 places

September   16-26 – 4 places

October   01-10 – 4 places

Yacht Oceanis 393 – 3 cab 2 WC
Length – 11.63 m Width – 3.96 m Draft – 1.91

Mainsail-classic, full batten


Route Pärnu- Kihnu -Ruhnu -Saaremaa

Check-in/Check-out – 12-00

Payment conditions:

advance payment – 300 euros

full payment- one month before date of practice by bank transfer or on spot by cash


Dates for Skipper training courses in Montenegro

April 16-27 2 places

October 05-12

Dates for Skipper training courses in Netherlands

19-26 July 3 places

Dates for Skipper training courses in Italy

12-19 October

Dates for Skipper training courses in Turkey

04 – 11 May

July    06-13

28 September-05 October

November   02-09, 09-16

Yacht Dufour 360

L – 10.3 m B – 3.54 m D – 1.9

Check-in – 17-00 Checkout – 09-00

Yacht Oceanis 34

Length – 10.35 m Width – 3.65 m Draft – 1.4 m

Yacht Oceanis 38.1

L – 11.7 m B – 3.7 m D – 1.9

Yacht Sun Odyssey 389

L – 11.75 m B – 3.76 m D – 1.9

Payment conditions:

advance payment: 500 euros

full payment- one month before date of practice

 If you have not decided yet on the dates of practice skipper training, you can start by studying the theory only. 

 Price for theoretical yacht course Bareboat Skipper IYT: 

 – online yourselves – 200 euros (a discount on practice – 100 euros) – includes passing the test on Skype to the captain-instructor and a logbook with a mark on the theoretical course completed

-online with captain-instructor – 350 euro -(a discount on practice – 100 euros) includes passing the test and a logbook with a mark on the theoretical course completed 

How to get a Bareboat Skipper IYT certificate

1. You choose and agree with us convenient dates and places for practical training.

2. We register you on our website https://yacht-challenge.com/my-account/ – we need your name, surname, phone number and address for this.

3. You make an advance payment of 300 euros for courses Bareboat Skipper IYT in Estonia or 500 euros for courses in another place. You get access to online courses Bareboat Skipper IYT and VHF Radio Operator.

4. You study theory at any time convenient for you.

5. You take the Bareboat Skipper IYT theory test and the VHF radio operator online or leave the test until the practice – whichever is more convenient for you.

6. You pay the balance one month before the beginning of the practice.

7. You complete the practice (during the practice you have theory lessons too). You pass the practical and theory tests (if you haven`t pass theory test online before practice), and pay for the Bareboat Skipper IYT and VHF radio operator certificates.

8. You register on www.iytnet.com and inform us about your ID.

9. We send you a digital temporary certificate and order plastic card-style certificates. Temporary certificates are valid for two months before you receive plastic cards by post.IYT also offers a three-day review and courier delivery for an additional fee.

How does the Bareboat Skipper IYT training work?

1. Arriving at the agreed time and date at the place where the skipper training begins.

2. Accommodation on the yacht. Shopping. Usually, a ship’s cash desk forms, from which food, parking in marinas, and fuel pay. On average – 150-200 euros per person per week.

3. Various practical and theory exercises – mooring, sailing, man overboard, positioning, anchoring, etc.

4. Breakfasts and lunches, as usual, are prepared on the yacht, and dinners in local restaurants, if you wish.

5. At the end of the skipper training, you pass an exam: passage planning, a departure from the pier, passage with working with sails, and mooring.

Do you have any questions or ready to take this course?

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