IYT

Learn to crew or skipper a yacht with Manly Sailing

Manly Sailing is an accredited IYT teaching centre, for adult yachting courses. Our talented instructors can take you from complete beginner to qualified Bareboat Skipper in a matter of weeks!

Why choose IYT with Manly Sailing?

  • IYT is the most internationally accredited global leader and trusted standard of excellence in yacht training, maritime certification, and safety.

  • IYT offers equivalent training schemes and qualifications to RYA and other similar providers, and it is possible to mix-and-match

  • Manly Sailing have a team of instructors with years of experience, and all courses take place on our beautiful 40ft luxury yacht, Solace

  • For Bareboat Skipper, catamaran certificate included at no extra cost, with a day on our 35ft catamaran Celesta

  • We can arrange a bespoke training programme for you, based on your experience and availability

Your IYT pathway

Not sure where to begin? Click here and fill out a quick form telling us about your sailing experience and goals, and we’ll be in touch with the most appropriate options!

Intro to Yachting

IYT Introductory Sailing Skills

  • A longer introduction to the world of yachting

  • Covers wind awareness, parts of a boat, tacking and gybing, terminology, knots and buoyage

  • Suitable for absolute beginners

Length: 1 weekend

See dates below. 

Learn to Crew

IYT International Crew Certificate

  • Become a confident and effective crew member

  • Includes marine safety, anchoring and mooring, wind awareness, terminology, knots

  • Online study plus practical element

Length: 2 weekends including one night sail

See dates below. 

Learn to Skipper

IYT Bareboat Skipper

  • For experienced sailors looking for a certification allowing them to charter a yacht

  • All knowledge needed to cruise inshore or close offshore

  • Online study plus practical element

Length: 2 weekends including one night sail, plus VHF radio course

See dates below. 

Already have experience?

International Certificate of Competence assessment

  • An alternative to completing our Bareboat Skipper course

  • The ICC is your ticket to charter in the Mediterranean, Asia and elsewhere globally

  • Standalone assessment including pre-course study

Length: One day

See dates below. 

Upcoming training dates

  • Saturday 25th – Sunday 26th February, 9am-5pm
  • Saturday 18th – Sunday 19th March, 9am-5pm
  • Saturday 15th – Sunday 16th April, 9am-5pm

The weekends listed are the first weekend in the course – if the course is two weekends long,the second weekend follows immediately afterwards. If you cannot see a date that suits, please contact us for more options!

Catamaran training

Looking to charter a catamaran for your sailing holiday? Need to gain handling experience on this popular vessel type?

We are now offering IYT training on Celesta, our 35ft Seawind 1000XL.

  • One day on Celesta is included on our Bareboat Skipper courses, qualifying you for a seperate Bareboat Skipper (Catamaran) certificate at no extra cost

  • One-off days on Celesta can be organised, to give you catamaran experience ahead of your charter or purchase

Training Packages

Choose a one- or two-week training package, and fast-track your progression toward chartering your own yacht! Our skipper courses include your radio licence, as well as a day on our catamaran Celesta, giving you experience on these popular vessels as well as qualifying you for the catamaran-specific International Yacht Training certificates.

Week-long Crew Course

IYT International Crew Certificate

  • Complete course, suitable for absolute beginners

  • Runs Tuesday-Sunday (6 days). Option for live-aboard

  • 2 days on keelboats, 4 days on Solace including one night sail

  • Free twilight yacht race included

$2200 per person

Week-long Skipper Course

IYT Bareboat Skipper Sail + IYT Bareboat Skipper Sail Catamaran

  • Complete course, suitable for sailors certified to IYT Crew level or equivalent. Qualifies for an ICC card.

  • 3 days on Solace, one day on Celesta plus one night sail

  • 2x free twilight yacht races included to build sea time

  • Marine Radio course included

$2000 per person

Beginner to Skipper Course

IYT International Crew Certificate, IYT Bareboat Skipper Sail + IYT Bareboat Skipper Sail Catamaran

  • Complete course, suitable for absolute beginners

  • Week 1: 2 days on keelboats, 4 days on Solace

  • Week 2: 3 days (+1 evening) on Solace, 1 day on Celesta

  • Marine Radio course included

  • 2x free twilight yacht races included to build sea time

$3950 per person