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Sigma-Marine Yachting School is a partner school of International Yacht Training Worldwide (IYT) and provides training of yachtsmen according to the International standards.

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Sigma-Marine Yachting School

Sigma-Marine Yachting School is a partner school of International Yacht Training Worldwide (IYT) and provides training of yachtsmen according to the International standards.

IYT Worldwide is the trusted standard of excellence in yacht training, maritime certification and safety around the world. IYT has achieved the highest level of internationally recognized and sanctioned best practices (ISO 9001:2008) certification through BSI, British Standards Institute. IYT’s founders represent 40 years of seafaring and yachting leadership and experience. This expertise has been adopted and endorsed by the world’s leading regulatory authorities (MCA, USCG, The Marshall Islands, PADI), representing the gold standard for professional and recreational marine training and accreditation. In over 24 jurisdictions worldwide and a growing number of maritime associations recognize IYT certifications. Over 250 schools in 56 countries have adopted the IYT curriculum.

Sigma-Marine Yachting School is the only yacht school in Ukraine authorized by IYT to train yachtsmen on the highest yachting qualifications up to - Yachtmaster Ocean. In more detail about this and the system of International certification of yachtsmen, please read the section "Yacht training".

  • Introduction to Boating & International Crew

    These modules, both theory and practical, give a basic understanding of the knowledge that is required to be an active crew member on board a yacht either power or sail.
    CERTIFICATE LIMITATIONS:
    - crew on a vessel up to a maximum length of 78 ft /24 metres;
    - in coastal waters up to 20 miles offshore;
    - in daylight hours and in fair conditions with moderate wind and sea conditions.
    It is the level of competence that someone needs either when acting as watchkeeping crew on a yacht and as a skipper of a small yacht in protected waters where help is immediately available in calm conditions.
    COURSE OUTLINE:
    - nautical terminology;
    - safety briefing;
    - passage planning;
    - rope work;
    - basic rules of the road;
    - introduction to weather;
    - basic sail handling;
    - basic handling under power;
    - man overboard procedures;
    - vessel equipment and instruments;
    - engine checks and maintenance;
    - deck seamanship;
    - sailing vessels handling skills;
    - sailing vessels under power;
    - power vessel handling skills;
    - dingy handling under power.

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  • VHF Radio Operator / Communications

    Every crew member needs to know how to operate a marine radio. This course covers general rules for the use and operation of VHF-SRC radios, what to do in the case of an emergency and an introduction to other marine communications equipment.
    The course provides VHF Radio and SRC training for the entire spectrum of VHF radio communications for recreational and professional boating. Students will learn how on board radios and handheld radios, EPIRBs, SARTs, AIS and DSC-enabled radios, are used effectively in marine communications.
    COURSE OUTLINE:
    - introduction to VHF radio's;
    - basic radio theory;
    - line of sight;
    - subsidiary equipment;
    - common radio terms;
    - regulations / licensing requirements;
    - VHF radio equipment;
    - radio procedures;
    - transmitting and receiving;
    - the phonetic alphabet;
    - emergency radio communications;
    - EPIRB and SART;
    - hand held short range VHF radios.

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  • International Bareboat Skipper (Power or Sail)

    This is a five day course. It is not for beginners and the recommended entry level requirements are a VHF radio operators certificate, and to have logged over 200 nautical miles and 10 days at sea before advancing to this level. The recommended minimum age to obtain this certification is 18.
    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 daylight hours and in fair conditions with moderate wind and sea conditions.
    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 and the vessel has to be safely moored in a marina or anchored before dark.
    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, immigration
    - Pilotage 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
    IYT’s International Bareboat Skipper Sail Certificate covers command of a sailing vessel with a sail area of greater than 80 square metres/861 square feet.

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  • Yachtmaster Coastal (Power or Sail)

    The IYT Worldwide Yachtmaster Coastal certificate is a recreational certificate of competency for command of sailing and/or power vessels up to 24 meters in length up to 60 nm offshore. It is a comprehensive live aboard course consisting of 6 days for sail or 5 days for power which includes the practical on water examination.
    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 to complete an acknowledgement prior to taking the course which will be submitted to IYT Worldwide before we release certificates.
    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?
    - 30 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.
    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
    For more information: https://www.iytworld.com/courses/recreational/yachtmaster-coastal-power-or-sail

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  • Yachtmaster Offshore (Power or Sail)

    The IYT Worldwide Yachtmaster Offshore certificate is a recreational certificate of competency to command sailing and/or power vessels up to 24 meters in length up to 150 nm offshore.
    The courses are designed to provide the highest standard of maritime education for the recreational yachtsman and woman and for those who are serious about obtaining the best nautical qualifications available. They are ideal for those who greatly want to expand their knowledge and experience and increase their confidence in commanding a yacht. For those who are taking the courses, completion of the 5 day STCW Basic Safety training courses is not required but highly recommended. The five day STCW 78/95 course covers: Fire fighting, Sea Survival, First Aid and Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities.
    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 Offshore course to complete an acknowledgement prior to taking the course which will be submitted to IYT Worldwide before we release certificates.
    CERTIFICATE LIMITATIONS:
    - command of a vessel up to 24 meters in length;
    - up to 150 miles offshore;
    - not for commercial use.
    Note: Yachtmaster Offshore is a recreational course that can be taught in any language BUT cannot be upgraded to the professional Master of Yachts certificate.
    Course Syllabus:
    - Chartwork instruments
    - Charts, latitude and longitude
    - Distance, speed, time & direction
    - The magnetic compass, variation& deviation
    - Position lines and position fixes
    - Dead reckoning and estimated positions
    - Tides
    - Currents
    - Course to steer to counteract a current
    - Meteorology
    - Pilotage
    - Passage planning
    - Electronic navigation aids
    - International regulations for preventing Collisions at Sea (COLREGS)
    - Ropework
    - Towing
    - Anchoring
    - Emergency procedures
    For more information: https://www.iytworld.com/courses/recreational/yachtmaster-offshore-power-or-sail

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  • Yachtmaster Ocean

    This certificate is a qualification that indicates that the holder has sufficient knowledge of celestial navigation to navigate a 24 meter vessel globally using a sextant and to plan, undertake and manage an Ocean passage together with a comprehensive understanding of the factors involved with regards to routing and meteorology.
    To gain the IYT Yachtmaster Ocean certificate, candidates must first hold the IYT Yachtmaster Offshore certificate.
    The course consists of 6 days of astronavigation and worldwide meteorology. A thorough knowledge of all subjects covered in the IYT Yachtmaster Offshore course is assumed.
    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 Ocean course to complete an acknowledgement prior to taking the course which will be submitted to IYT Worldwide before we release certificates.
    The IYT Yachtmaster Ocean certificate is a qualification that indicates that the holder has sufficient knowledge of celestial navigation to navigate globally using a sextant and to plan, undertake and manage an Ocean passage together with a comprehensive understanding of the factors involved with regards to routing and meteorology.
    CERTIFICATE LIMITATIONS:
    - command of a vessel up to 24 meters in length;
    - all oceans / anywhere in the world;
    - not for commercial use.
    Note: Yachtmaster Ocean is a recreational course that can be taught in any language BUT cannot be upgraded to the professional Master of Yachts certificate.
    Course Outline:
    - The Earth and the celestial sphere
    - The PZX triangle
    - The sextant
    - Measurement of time
    - Meridian altitudes
    - Sun sights
    - Planet sights
    - Starsight planning
    - Starsights
    - The pole star
    - Moon sights
    - Compass checking
    - Satellite navigation systems
    - Great circle sailing
    - Meteorology
    - Passage planning
    For more information: https://www.iytworld.com/courses/recreational/yachtmaster-ocean-power-or-sail

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  • Sigma-Marine Yachting School

    Sigma-Marine Yachting School - is the only yacht school in Ukraine authorized by IYT to train the yachtsmen on the highest yachting qualifications up to Yachtmaster Ocean. In more detail about this and the system of International certification of yachtsmen, please read the section "Yacht training".

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