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Complete International Bareboat Skipper Sail course - 4-6 days course on a chartered cruise yacht.

to be able to command a sailing yacht <24m in length. Minimum age 18yo. Nb! Holders of certain passports may additionally apply via our school for an International Certificate Of Competency (ICC) to meet UNECE IWC Resolution 40.

The International Bareboat Skipper course is a five day course. This course is not for beginners. This is a certificate of competency for those candidates who wish to train to command a vessel up to 24 metres in length, in fair weather and in sight of land.

  • Candidates should be 16 years of age or over.
  • To have logged with proof of a total of 200 nautical miles and 10 days at sea by the end of course.
  • Must have taken IYT’s International Crew physical course with an IYT Partner School (candidates must either hold an IYT International Crew OR IYT Day Skipper Crew / Sail Certificate proving they have taken and passed the course, OR, a gold seal affixed to the IYT Boating & Sailing Passport signed by the school’s principal). Or they must hold an equivalent qualification from another training organisation.
  • Hold an IYT VHF Radio Operators Certificate or equivalent from another training organisation.
    * Please note that we do not accept ISSA VHF qualifications.
    (I f you are unsure if your radio license will be accepted, please send a scanned copy of the front and back of your license to support@iytworld.com . We will verify that your license is sufficient to receive the IYT International Bareboat Skipper license).

    Note: For IYT recreational certification, a “day at sea” is defined as 8 hours at sea, but not at anchor for prolonged periods of time.

    The International Bareboat Skipper Course consists of Modules 13 – 25 in the IYT International Boating & Sailing Passport (Passport).

    Candidates must either hold a recognised VHF Radio Operators Certificate or must take the full IYT VHF-SRC Marine Communications course and school must place order for this certificate while placing order for the Bareboat Skipper Certificate of Competency. If ordering VHF at the same time as Bareboat Skipper please upload a note to this effect. We have provided a sample note to upload when placing order.

    This certificate is the level of competence that one needs when chartering a boat in the Mediterranean or West Indies where there are restrictions in terms of cruising area and distance from the base.


    • If you undertake this course on a sailboat and later wish to obtain the International Bareboat Skipper Power you may do so by attending any IYT Partner school approved to offer the International Bareboat Skipper Power course and do the power training (Module 14 in the Passport Training Programme).
      • This can usually be accomplished in 2 to 4 days depending upon the candidate’s experience as skipper of a sailing vessel. This will be left to the discretion of each school based on the cv and sea time of the candidate.
    • If you undertake this course on a power vessel and later wish to obtain the International Bareboat Skipper Sail you may do so by attending any IYT Partner school approved to offer the International Bareboat Skipper Sail course and do the sail training (Module 15 in the Passport Training Programme).
      • This can usually be accomplished in 2 to 4 days depending upon the candidate’s experience as skipper of a power vessel. This will be left to the discretion of each school based on the cv and sea time of the candidate.

    The IYT International Bareboat Skipper Sail Certificate covers command of a sailing vessel with a sail area of greater than 80 square metres/861 square feet. Please see the official statement here .

    Those who have obtained the International Bareboat Skipper qualification, can automatically obtain the “International Certificate of Competency” (ICC), provided the student meets the requirements as laid down by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (Resolution 40). Please click this link for more information.

    Certificate Limitations

    • Command of a vessel up to a maximum length of 78 ft /24 metres.
    • In coastal waters up to 20 miles offshore
    • In fair conditions with moderate wind and sea conditions
      • Most charter agencies will insist on daylight hours as a condition to charter.

    Course Outline

    • Responsibilities of a bareboat skipper
    • Crew safety checks
    • Hull and rig checks
    • Machinery and systems checks
    • Fuel and water capacity and range
    • Menus and quantities
    • Float plan
    • Sources of meteorological information
    • Weather patterns
    • Sea and land breezes
    • Cloud types and formations
    • Pilotage and passage planning
    • Considerations when planning a passage
    • Routine for navigating a coastal passage
    • Passage strategy
    • Port regulations, customs, immigrationPilotage plans

    • Vessel handling in confined quarters
    • Mooring, anchoring, coming alongside
    • Ropes, knots, care and use of lines
    • General deck work
    • Tides and currents theory
    • Tidal heights, springs and neaps
    • Rule of “twelfths”
    • Position fixing, running fixes
    • Plotting the effect of tides and currents
    • Collision regulations
    • Lights, shapes and sounds
    • Application of the regulations
    • Advanced dingy handling



Most numerous and international sailing community in Cyprus! Our Club is accredited as a Partner school of International Yacht Training Worldwide (IYT) to teach at the trusted standard of excellence in yacht training and issue internationally recognized skippers certificates up to Yachtmaster Offshore level. Courses are taught in English or Russian language.

  • ⛵CISC was established 2017 by active sailing enthusiasts, who take part in all club activities, sailing, racing, teaching beginners.
  • 🏆5 years in a row (2018-2022) the Club is recognized by Cyprus Sailing Federation as THE BEST OFFSHORE SAILING CLUB IN CYPRUS.
  • 👫Club is constantly growing its community and currently has more than 150 active members. - Hundrets of people, who came to the Club as begginers, passed racing or skippers courses, now are participants of various championships and international regattas, as well as they become skippers, boat owners.
  • ⛵Fleet of 15 one design FAREAST 28R yachts, build 2017-2023, located in best operating Marina in Cyprus – Limassol Marina. Pier opposite TGI Friday's.
  • ⛵Half of the boats were purchased by various Companies for their employers corporate sailing activities and to the teams for all year round sailing. Join.
  • ⛵FAREAST 28R is a modern design 28 feet yacht, fast and safe, best for learning how to sail, for day trips or racing. It was included in the list of boats choosen for the new Olympic discipline named "Mixed Two Person Offshore Keelboat", may be selected for the Paris 2024 games. It was also choosen as "Boat of the Year Overall Winner" in 2016, Sailing World award.
  • 🌴Cyprus has unique weather conditions: never-ending sailing season, 340 sunny days per year, 90% windy. There are 2 international airports with direct flight to 30+ countries.
  • ⛵Various professional teams including olympic and match racing sailors choose Cyprus as their winter training base.
  • ⛵We have also 37' and 40' performance cruiser yachts, representing our club in local and international races and available for IYT skippers courses and miles building.
  • ⛵We have team of dinghy sailors (Optimist and Laser), representing our club in national and international championships.
  • 👨‍🎓We are accredited as IYT Worldwide partner school offer "become a skipper" full roadmap:
    1) Sailing introduction course
    2) 4 days IYT Dayskipper / Crew Sail + VHF 4 days weekend course, for yacht length <10mtrs.
    3) 200 miles building on various types of boats
    4) IYT Bareboat skipper 5 days course for yacht length <24mtrs
  • ⛵We offer annual club membership for €50, which gives you the following benefits:
    Discount on trainings and clubs races
    30% off on Musto, Spinlock and Helly Hansen sailing equipment
    20% off on all Mens services in barbershop Chop-Chop
    €5 off on single cart in @CyprusBlokart
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Cyprus International Sailing Club (CISC)
Limassol marina
3601 Limassol
email hello@cisc.com.cy
phone +357 9665 5136

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