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.
The practical course is a five-day course covering seamanship skills including ability to command and situational awareness. As fatigue can adversely affect one’s ability to perform/command, the liveaboard aspect of the course is critical to ensuring candidates are indeed prepared to command. This will be a preparation course for your final IYT Master of Yachts Limited Examination.
- 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)
- Ship 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.