International 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 by sea.

Certificate requirement

  • Applicants must be VHF certified or have completed the IYT VHF / SRC course with the Bareboat Skipper course together.
  • The candidate must be at least 16 years old.
  • By the end of the course, the candidate must have logged at least 200 nautical miles and spend at least 10 days at sea

Certificate allows you to command a vessel

  • Up to 78 feet / 24 meters long
  • In coastal waters up to 20 miles offshore
  • In the daytime and in good weather with moderate wind and sea waves

This level is mainly suitable for chartering a boat in the Mediterranean Sea; the vessel should be moored safely in the marina or anchored before dark.

Course duration

  • For students with an International Crew certificate – 6 days.
  • For students without an International Crew certificate – 10 days.

Maximum group size

Candidate to instructor ratio: 5 to 1 for practice on board. 10 to 1 when teaching theoretical modules on shore.

Various options of teaching are possible:

  • A full theory course in the classroom (20 hours) + practice on boat (10 days) – 950.00 € – theory course there is in classes in Pärnu or in Moscow using a projector, visual aids, navigation maps and tools. The yacht’s structure is studied in detail, also work with maps, navigation, work with tides and current tables. Dockings and departures with different wind directions are considered using the layout. Preparation for the theoretical test, after which the theoretical exam.
  • Study of the theoretical course online (access to the online course is given for 2 months) + practice on a yacht (10 days) – € 850.00 – the online theoretical course can be studied anywhere at any convenient time, the course contains the entire amount of knowledge necessary for obtaining certificates Bareboat Skipper IYT, ICC and Radiooperator VHF, diagrams, tables, photos and videos with a detailed explanation of the most difficult sections of the course – navigation and boat handling under power. After each section, you can test your knowledge with a verification test. When you are ready to pass the exam, choose a convenient time with instructor captain by Skype. After passing the test, a logbook with marks about the courses studied is issued.
  • Theory + practice course on boat (10 days, 10 theoretical hours) – 750 euros – theory  includes working with a map, boat handling under power and sail and a radio operator VHF course, the rest of the theory studied independently according to the textbook. At the end of the course, a theoretical and practical tests must be passed.

The price includes: accommodation in the cabin, the services of the instructor captain, IYT logbook (for IYT courses), all the necessary textbooks and manuals, bed linen.

Paid additionally: meals on the yacht, including meals for the captain-instructor, IYT certificates with shipping from Canada – €175, fuel, €30 insurance, €150 refundable deposit

On request – towels-5 euro, wi-fi – 30 euros

Practical courses in Estonia, Pärnu

  • 24 June – 04 July 2020
  • 04 – 14 July  2020
  • 28 July+07 August 2020
  • 25  August-04 September, 2020
  • 04-14 September, 2020
  • 14-24 September, 2020
  • 21 September-01 October 2020
  • 01-11 October, 2020
  • 14-24 October, 2020

Practical exams in Estonia, Pärnu

  • June — 24
  • July-  04,14,28
  • August- 25 
  • September 04,14,24
  • October 04,14

Practical courses in Atlantic France, Brittany

  • 26.09+05.10.2020

Practical courses in Spain+Gibraltar+Morocco

  • 31.10+10.11.2020
  • 10+20.11.2020
  • 03+13.02.2020
  • 13+23.02.2020

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

  • Study online – 200 euros (a discount on practice is provided – 100 euros) – includes passing the test on skype to the captain-instructor and a logbook with a mark on the theoretical course completed
  • In the class with the captain- instructor – 350 euros – includes passing the test and a logbook with a mark on the theoretical course completed

If you already have the full amount of necessary knowledge and quite big experience in sailing on a yacht as a skipper, you can pass the external exam

  • Passing a theoretical test and a practical exam (1 day) – 200 euros –you must pass a theoretical test and demonstrate the following practical skills: planning a route, work with a navigation map, departure from a pier, work with sails, procedure “man over board ”, docking alongside and by stern, work with ropes (knots etc), work with electronic navigation aids
  • to study a theoretical course online with passing a theoretical test to the captain instructor by Skype and pass a practical exam – 300 euros

After successful exam passing supplement payment for 2 certificates Bareboat Skipper IYT`+ Radiooperator VHF= 150 euros.

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

Feel free to contact us by filling the following form or contact us using any other available channels found on our contact page.


Complete on-site course

950,00 
1 month of access

This includes:

  • Learning process with instructor takes place in one of our classrooms.
  • In addition you get access to this course in our e-learning system.
  • 10 days on-site practical training on one of our boats.
  • Online or on-site theoretical knowledge examination.
  • At the sea practical knowledge examination on one of our boats.

Complete course (online + on-site)

850,00 
1 year of access

This includes:

  • Learning process takes place online. You get access to this course in our e-learning system.
  • 10 days on-site practical training on one of our boats.
  • Online or on-site theoretical knowledge examination.
  • At the sea practical knowledge examination on one of our boats.

Online course only

200,00 
1 month of access

This includes:

  • Access to this course in our e-learning system – all electronic materials and online tests for checking your knowledge and preparing for examination.
  • Online theoretical knowledge examination.

On-site theory

350,00 
1 month of access

This includes:

  • Learning process takes place in one of our classrooms with instructor.
  • In addition you get access to this course in our e-learning system.
  • Online or on-site theoretical knowledge examination.

Online theory + On-site exam

300,00 
1 month of access

This includes:

  • Learning process takes place online. You get access to this course in our e-learning system.
  • Online or on-site theoretical knowledge examination.
  • At the sea practical knowledge examination on one of our boats.

Practical exam on-site

200,00 
1 month of access

This includes:

  • Learning process takes place online. You get access to this course in our e-learning system.
  • On-site practical knowledge examination.

This option is good if you already have passed theoretical examination in our or any other IYT certified yacht school.