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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 the International Yacht Training to train yachtsmen for the top yacht qualifications as Yachtmaster Coastal, Yachtmaster Offshore and Yachtmaster Ocean with branches in Greece and Montenegro. Sigma-Marine is also the IYT Instructor Training Center. In more detail about this and the system of International certification of yachtsmen, you can find in section "Yacht training".

  • IYT Recreational Instructor Training Centre

    Sigma-Marine Yachting School is an IYT Instructor Training Centre in the Ukraine with practical training in Greece.
    IYT’s Recreational Training courses are taught by highly qualified yachtsmen and women with years of experience.
    IYT INSTRUCTOR TRAINING COURSE:
    OVERVIEW.
    This is a training course to prepare experienced sailors to become IYT recreational instructors at all levels up to Yachtmaster Offshore. It is designed to ensure that new Instructors are familiar with all aspects of the IYT training scheme and have the ability to train their students the way IYT require.
    Based on continuous coaching the course aims to enthuse and arm IYT instructors with valuable teaching skills that will greatly benefit their future careers and enhance the reputation of the IYT Worldwide partners schools they are associated with.
    It is conducted under the guidance of John Goode, IYT Chief Examiner (Europe) who is a down-to-earth mariner with a great sense of humour and renowned for his 'plain language' teaching methods. After going to sea under sail at the age of 12 and becoming a Chief Officer in the merchant navy he ran his own sea training school (sail & power) for 30 years – passing on his innovative navigation and seamanship skills to many thousands of sailors. His training techniques and enthusiasm to help fellow yachtsmen have earned him worldwide recognition and a Fellowship of the Royal Institute of Navigation.
    Successful completion of this course almost always guarantees that the subsequent online application to IYT to become an “IYT Recreational Instructor” will be approved – see bottom of page for details.
    HOW TO APPLY:
    Applications to attend the course should be made to our training centre – not to IYT.
    ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:
    - All applicants must have an personal IYT account ID number.
    - Although previous IYT qualifications are desirable, the course is open to anyone who has the minimum seatime required of an instructor (see IYT website for different levels) and have the practical ability and theoretical knowledge of at least that required for the level of IYT courses they wish to teach.
    - To benefit fully from the course – which focuses on Instructor training techniques – participants are advised to revise their maritime knowledge before attending.
    DURATION:
    5 days from Monday to Friday from 09:00–18:00 every day. The 1st and 5th days are classroom based. The 2nd, 3rd and 4th days take place on our yacht.
    The course requires 100% attendance.
    NUMBERS ON COURSE:
    Maximum of only 4 candidates ensures everyone receives individual attention and the full benefit of the course trainers time.
    ON COMPLETION OF THE COURSE:
    Candidates will be individually debriefed. Those who are successful are advised the highest level of IYT course they have been assessed as competent to teach.
    A pdf down-loadable “Instructor Training Course Completion Certificate” showing that level the will appear in the candidates personal IYT account profile.
    INSTRUCTOR TRAINING COURSE COST: 990 €
    INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:
    - Coaching by a professional trainer/instructor; theoretical coaching in the classroom; practical coaching on the school yachts; fuel and parking fees.
    - Accommodation on the yacht throughout the course (bedding and towels are provided).
    NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:
    - Meals.
    GRADUATES CAN THEN APPLY ONLINE FOR THE “IYT RECREATIONAL INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATE”
    Instructor Training Course graduates can log in to the IYT website using their IYT account ID number to complete the instructor application. This will require a documented record of seatime and copies of Medical forms, Sea Survival & VHF certificates, etc, to be downloaded.
    After a satisfactory check of these documents, and taking into account the level achieved on the Instructor Training Course, instructors will receive a credit-card-sized plastic “IYT Recreational Instructor Certificate” valid for 5 years. A fee for this 5 year certificate will be charged.
    They will also receive an “Official Instructor Membership Letter” valid for 1 year listing the courses they are approved to instruct. An Instructor membership fee is payable annually and must be maintained in order to remain qualified to instruct and place orders for student certificates.
    Although candidates do not have to be associated with a school when they take the Instructor Training Course – because IYT does not allow freelance instructors they must be associated with a school when making their online application to IYT for their “IYT Recreational Instructor Certificate”.

    More detailed information you can find on www.iytworld.com or contact directly to Sigma-Marine Yachting School.

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  • 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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