our team

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About Us

Our company is an IYT partner yacht school. We provide training and IYT certifications up to the Yacht Master Offshore level.

Our company is an IYT partner yacht school. We provide training and IYT certifications up to the Yacht Master Offshore level. We also provide theoretical and practical training for yacht captains for passing the exam to obtain the State Certificate of the Republic of Estonia.

Our instructors have higher pedagogical and maritime education and STCW safety certificates.

They have extensive sailing experience in almost all yachting regions of the world on various types of vessels. We always take into account your individual characteristics and wishes both during training and during pleasure cruises.

We have been organizing yacht and adventure tours, sports and corporate regattas for over 20 years and have reliable partners – charter companies all over the world. We are always ready to help you choose yachts and develop the best route.

CEO, BOOKING, Yacht trainings

Tatiana Kaverina

Co-founder of the yacht companies “International Yacht Master Association” and “Sea Wind” and  partner schools IYT: “Sea Wind” and  “Yacht Challenge”. Over 15000 nm. 

Tatiana has been working in the global travel industry since 2000, in the yachting business since 2003.

Specialization: yacht school and cruises, Online courses, regattas, sailing and adventure tours, yacht charter.

Тел: +3 725 375-44-94

e-mail: info@yacht-challenge.com

IYT instructor captain

Yaroslav Kaverin

IYT instructor captain up to Yachtmaster Offshore level, Professional certificate Master of Yacht 200 gt (USA, Fort Lauderdale), STCW

Education – Higher, Pedagogical University, Faculty of Physical Education

17 years at sea, 10 years as a captain, over 15000 nm

regions – Baltic, North, Mediterranean, Atlantic France and Spain, Canada, USA, French Polynesia, Caribbean, Seychelles, Thailand.

All types of yachts, traditional old Dutch ships with gaff, jib-stay and swords. 

e-mail: info@yacht-challenge.com

iyt Instructor Captain 

Roman Kaverin

Captain instructor IYT up to Yachtmaster Offshore Sail and Power level, STCW.  Education – Higher, University of Maritime and River Shipping, Faculty Of Navigation

17 years at sea, 6 years as a captain, over 30000 nm

regions – Baltic, North, Mediterranean, Black Sea, Atlantic France, Australia, Thailand

All types of yachts, traditional old Dutch ships with gaff, jib-stay and swords

e-mail: info@yacht-challenge.com

accounting, general issues

Laura Niit

BA, Tallinn University of Technology, Economics, accounting, organizational issues, higher education in economics.

Founder of L.L Corrector OÜ

Booking cruises and trainings in Pärnu, Accounting

e-mail: laura@llc.ee

Tel, WhatsApp: +3 725-563-00-79 

Business analyst, booking

Lyudmila Balashova

In global travel industry since 1995, in the yachting business since 2007

Has been working  in the management of Francetour, Galatur, International Yacht Master Association, Sea Wind

 organization of tours, regattas, yacht charter

e-mail: challyacht@gmail.com

Computer Graphic Specialist

Taya Petroff

  • BA, Pedagogical University, Art, Design, and Industrial Drafting Faculty.
  • Web Site Design Diploma, Herzing College, Toronto, Canada.
  • SEO and Paid Media course, George Brown College, Toronto, Canada.
  • Retail software courses: Web & Desktop Retail software, Digital Assets Management, Promotional planning, Retail Ad-builder, Code-Code Fast Labels.
  • Projects: Supported, prepared, and presented IT pilots, and long-term projects for wholesalers: Safeway, Price chopper and Krasdale Food  in the USA; Shufersal, Super Pharm and Office Depot in Israel; TPH and Sunwing Airlines in Canada.

Captain Instructor, programmer

Riiko Vartiainen

Tallinna Technikaülikool, IT-specialist

Yacht  training, iT-questions, online courses.

Site administrator at yacht-challenge.com

WhatsApp,Viber: +37253454650 

We are happy to invite you to our IYT certified Yacht-School! Visit and enjoy unusual places and fun cruises on our yacht in Pärnu, Estonia! Come for adventure and visit other countries with us! We will help you choose a reliable and comfortable yacht for you!​

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

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