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Will increase the awareness and handling skills at night, further distance offshore, in a moderate weather.

The IYT Worldwide Yachtmaster Coastal certificate is a recreational certificate of competency for command of sailing and/or power vessels up to 24 metres in length up to 60 nm offshore. It is a comprehensive live aboard course consisting of six days for sail or five days for power, which includes the practical on water examination. The minimum age to obtain this certification is 18.

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 Yachtmaster Coastal Certificate of Competency.  If ordering VHF at the same time as Yachtmaster Coastal Certificate please upload a note to this effect.  We have provided a  sample note to upload when placing order.
* Please note that we do not accept ISSA VHF qualifications.
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 Yachtmaster Coastal license).  

It has come to our attention that it has not been made perfectly clear to all IYT Worldwide yachtmaster candidates that this certification is for recreational use only and may never be upgraded to a professional certificate. Therefore, we require all candidates taking a recreational IYT Worldwide Yachtmaster Coastal, Offshore or Ocean course to complete an acknowledgement prior to taking the course. 

IYT’s Yachtmaster Coastal 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 .

Course Outline

  • International collision regulations
  • Navigational charts and publications
  • Dead reckoning and estimated position
  • Position fixing
  • Tides and currents
  • Pilotage
  • Safety at sea
  • Meteorology
  • Ropework
  • Anchoring
  • Boat handling
  • Docking
  • Passage planning

Certificate Limitations

  • Command of a vessel up to a maximum length of 78 ft /24 metres
  • In coastal waters up to 60 miles offshore
  • In moderate wind and sea conditions
  • Not for commercial use

Note: Yachtmaster Coastal is a recreational course that can be taught in any language BUT cannot be upgraded to the professional Master of Yachts certificate.

What are the minimum entry requirements to apply for the IYT Yachtmaster Coastal course?

  • 25 days and 800 miles at sea including 2 days as watch leader/skipper
  • 12 hours underway on watch at night
  • Minimum sea time must have been met prior to the final examination

What Does The Exam Consist Of?

The examination is an oral and practical test onboard a yacht. Candidates must demonstrate that they have sufficient ability to handle, dock, and anchor the boat with a required level of confidence. Candidates can expect to be examined on any subject contained within the syllabus and to be questioned on any of their yachting experience to date.

In the event that the examiner considers an examinee not to have achieved the required standards, a certificate will not be issued. In this case, a confidential report will be sent to the candidate outlining the reason or reasons for failure and suggesting remedial action that could lead to the successful completion of the course. Completion of the IYT Worldwide Yachtmaster Coastal course is not a guarantee of passing the examination and receiving your certificate.

How Do I Apply For Enrollment?

Candidates may apply to any of the participating IYT Worldwide Partner Schools worldwide who offer this course.

In order to apply for the IYT Worldwide Yachtmaster certification courses, a detailed yachting resume must be sent to your IYT training school for evaluation.



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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Having a desire to progress to commanding keel boats, complete your IYT Day Skipper / Crew Sail - 3-4 days weekend course on our Club's yacht Fareast 28r ...
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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!