Training & Certification
International Yacht Training Academy is a foundation that aims to improve and standardize the education and training scheme and curriculum for those who wish get into the culture of sailing recreationally.
With the license you will receive at the end of your training, you will be able sail your boat in the international waters, as this license will be a proof that you have taken necessary theoretical and practical courses to competently operate a yacht.
A week at the Academy
All of the training that take place at the Academy, both for recreational and professional students, happens on board with 100% real examples and scenarios. The moment you step onto the boat, you are the captain. The instructor is only there to assist you and give you necessary instructions. Our weekly programs start on Saturdays from our base in Adaköy/Marmaris, and ends on Friday of the same week. You can check our destinations page to see where we sail to on regular basis.
We take advantage of every moment at our weekly courses. Everyday we sail to a different bay or island. Every place we go to, we manage to find somewhere to climb, do yoga, swim and exercise. So you can take the most out of your vacation.
Before we go out sailing, we go through our theoretical studies. During the day we sail approximately 5 to 6 hours to arrive at a new destination.
Price includes ?
Q & A
If your goal is to get a license at the end of your training, yes you have to take a written and a practical exam and pass with satisfactory grades.
Check-in / Check-out
CHECK - IN : Saturday 17:00
CHECK - OUT: Saturday 09:00
We meet on Saturdays at 5pm. Training day starts on Sunday and ends on Friday evening.
How can I make a reservation?
-Pick a date for yourself from the booking plan
-Fill up the reservation form
-We will get back to you with details
1- International Competent Crew
This is an entry level course which will teach you the basics of sailing and sailing terminology as a competent crew
-Points of sails
-Man over Board
-Living on board, the culture of the sea
2- International Flotilla Skipper
This second level course will allow you to sail your own boat in a fleet charter
-The repeat of the first level
-Facing with technical problems
3-International Bareboat Captain
-Education and certificates
-Bed sheets and covers
After acquiring this level of certificate, you will be eligible to sail your own boat or rent one
-Tides and currents
4-Master of the Yacht Coastal - Recreational
-Upper level navigation
-Dealing with mechanical problems on board
-Climbing a mast
5-Master of the Yacht Offshore - Recreational
-Ship's lights and day shapes
-Anchoring with sails on
-Night navigation and night sailing
6-Master of the Yacht Ocean - Recreational
-The use of sextant
* What is included in the price ?
- Bed sheets and Covers
- Marina Fees
- Last clean up of the boat
-TBed sheets and Covers
*What is not included in the price?
- Beuraucratic expenses when sailing outside of Turkey is 90 Euros per person
Food shopping for the boat is shared by the participants
- Recreational spend of students like food, alcohol sight seeing etc.
-If you are participating in a race, registration fee