Depending on where you plan to operate, own or charter a power or sailing yacht, there may be local regulations concerning the qualifications of the captain and/or crew of the vessel.
The SailQuest Sailing School is certified to issue 3 types of internationally recognized maritime certificates.
1.) International Yacht Training (IYT) Certificates
Students who successfully complete the SailQuest 5/10 Day IYT Crew/Skipper's Course will receive the IYT Bareboat Skipper's certificate with a power or sail endorsement. This certificate is recognized by yacht charter and insurance companies and many governments around the world as a certificate of excellence in yachting.
We also offer other IYT certificates, like the IYT International Crew Certificate the IYT VHF Radio Operator certificate.
2.) The International Certificate of Competency (ICC)
The ICC is a certified level of competency required when operating a pleasure craft in most European Coastal or Inland waterways. SailQuest Sailing School, via IYT Worldwide, has been authorized to issue ICC's to any qualified applicants on their behalf.
SailQuest Sailing School will process students ICC application upon successful completion of the SailQuest 10 Day IYT Crew/Skipper's course.
3.) NauticEd Online Sailing Course Verified Proficiency Endorsements
The NauticEd Online Sailing Theory courses are an excellent way to get started in developing a solid knowledge of yachting basics. SailQuest recommends this online program to students as a way to prepare for the 10 Day IYT Crew/Skipper's Course. You may wish to complete the NauticEd Skipper, Charter Master or Captain Rank course bundle before attending SailQuest classes.
Upon completion of the SailQuest 10 Day IYT Crew/Skipper's Course, SailQuest instructor's will be able to add the Verified Proficiency Endorsement to your on NauticEd online certificates.