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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.


- 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

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