IYT Master of Yachts courses have been recognised by the British Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) since 1998 for use on board all Red Ensign registered Yachts up to 200 gross tons. Although the courses were specifically designed for use on Red Ensign Yachts, they are now accepted by many other flag states because of their prestigious MCA recognition.
This combined package is for those who have extensive experience on both Power and Sail vessels and are confident that they can fulfil the requirements detailed herein for both. Your course will last approximately two weeks, starting with a 6 day IYT/MCA Master of Yachts Theory / shore based course at one of our tailored training facilities. On completion of your theory course, you will then embark onto either the Power or Sail practical course (this will depend on course availability, candidate experience and location. You will be advised upon booking as to the exact schedule). On completion of the 5-day practical training course onboard one of our approved vessels, you will then either, transfer to the other class of vessel (power or sail) for further training before taking your final exams or you will complete an exam aboard one type of vessel before returning later to the other type.
Note: you will be examined separately for Power and Sail.
- 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
- Course to steer to counteract a current
- Passage planning
- Electronic navigation aids
- International regulations for preventing Collisions at Sea (COLREGS)
- Ships construction
- Ship stability & drydocking
- Emergency procedures
- Ships power plant
- General maritime law
The final exam will be conducted by an independent IYT Master of Yachts examiner and takes the form of an extensive oral and practical test on a sail yacht. Candidates can expect to be examined on any subject covered by the syllabus of the shore based or practical courses and to be questioned on any aspect of their yachting experience to date.
You must successfully complete:
- A sail examination on a sailing vessel in order to obtain certification for sailing vessels.
- To obtain both a sail and power certification, two examinations will be required, one on a sailing vessel and another on a power vessel.
In the event that the examiner considers a candidate not to have achieved the required standards and/or the candidate’s ability as Captain does not reach the required standard, and/or the prerequisites have not been met for the IYT Master of Yachts Limited, a Master of Yachts Coastal certificate may be issued in the interim. In this case, and if requested, a personal report will be sent to the candidate outlining the reason or reasons for failure and suggesting remedial action prior to re sitting the exam. Completion of the Master of Yachts Limited certification course is not a guarantee of passing the examination and receiving your certificate.