SailQuest Courses & Events Calandar

See a calandar and list view of our upcoming course and events dates below.

It is possible to split up our full 10 day course into two 5 days sessions. You can start with the first 5 days (the IYT International Crew course) and then fit in the second 5 days (the IYT International Bareboat Skipper’s course) as your schedule allows. You can do this during any of our scheduled 10 day course dates.

You will save 4,000THB when you pay for the full 10 day course at one time, then schedule your dates as it fits your schedule.

Of course it is also ok if you join the IYT Crew course only, that would be the first 5 days of any of our scheduled 10 day course dates. Hopefully you will be able to return at another time to take advantage of our full program. Looking forward to sailing with you soon!

 SailQuest Courses & Events List

SailQuest 4 day IYT International Crew course - Family/Group Sailing Program

SailQuest Sailing School offers a  4 Day private "Sail & Learn" IYT International Crew course which will be ideal for you and your family or group.

This family/group oriented “Sail & Learn” course combines shore-based learning with a live-aboard cruising experience. The first night of this effective course will be spent ashore, followed by a 3 day/2 night live-aboard adventure where we will set sail and cruise to destinations in the Gulf of Thailand. Instructors and students will cover the basics of sailing while enjoying a live-aboard sailing voyage.

During the course we cover a vast amount of sailing information, skills and technique. We will sail through our amazing Gulf of Thailand training area aboard our fantastic sailing school yacht. From the SailQuest base at Ocean Marina, Pattaya, Thailand, we will be cruising to remote tropical islands & busy shipping ports. We will cover sailing & sail handling, yacht safety, anchoring, onboard mechanical, electric & plumbing systems, the “Rules of the Road”, and much, much more. There will be beach stops and an amazing on-shore seafood dinner at a beachside Thai restaurant.

The SailQuest program will prepare you and your family/group to sail together and work as a team aboard a yacht on your own. You will definitely learn a LOT in this class and have a great time along the way.

Here is the day-by day program:

SailQuest 4 day Family/Group Sailing Program

IYT International Crew course – Day by Day Schedule

Day 1 Intro to Sailing with SailQuest & Afternoon Training Sail

  • 09:00 – Meet at the SailQuest classroom for Welcome to SailQuest briefing, sailing theory, anchoring theory & Rules of the Road part 1
  • 13:00 – Lunch Break (Lake House)
  • 14:00 – Onboard Basics of Yachting briefing & Introduction Training Sail
  • 17:30 – Return to Marina

Day 2 Yacht/System Orientation - Live Aboard Training Voyage

  • 09:00 – Yacht orientation: knot tying, on deck orientation, down below orientation, equipment & systems, yacht layout, more…
  • 12:30 – Lunch Break
  • 13:30 – Depart on Live Aboard Training Voyage
  • 17:00 – Sailing Skills & Exercises, Reefing, Anchoring practice, Overnight anchorage at uninhabited tropical island, beach stop, swimming, etc.
  • 18:30 – Provided Dinner onboard (catered by Lake House)
  • Evening – Rules of the Road part 2

Day 3 Sailing Instruction & Exercises - Live Aboard Training Voyage

  • 08:00 – Provided Breakfast onboard (rice soup, breakfast cereal, juice, fruit)
  • 09:00 – Anchor up, Sailing instruction, sail handling, sail trim, tacking, gibing, boat handling, anchoring, more...
  • 12:00 – Provided Lunch onboard (noodle soup, fruit)
  • 13:00 – Collision Regulations part 3, real traffic situations in the shipping port area, Man Over Board exercises, heaving to, short course sailing, crewing considerations, intro dingy, more…
  • 17:00 – Overnight anchorage at Bang Saray, harbor swim
  • 19:00 – Provided Dinner onshore at local Thai Restaurant (Bang Saray restaurant)

Day 4 Live Aboard Training Voyage - IYT Crew Course Exams

  • 08:00 – Provided Breakfast on board (rice soup, breakfast cereal, juice, fruit)
  • 09:00 – Sailing exercises and course review
  • 12:00 – Return to Ocean Marina
  • 12:00 – Lunch Break (Lake House)
  • 13:00 – IYT Crew Course exams & review
  • 15:00 – Certificate Ceremony
  • 16:00 – Program conclusion

About IYT Certificates

Upon completion of this course, participants receive the IYT International Crew certificate and be ready to take an active role in managing a yacht at sea. It will be possible for you to attend other courses at future dates to receive your IYT Bareboat Skipper’s certificate. These yachting certificates are recognized by charter & insurance companies and many governments around the world.

Family/Group IYT Intrernational Crew course cost:

 The cost for this private sailing course is 30,000THB per person, with a minimum of 4 students and maximum of 12 students.

The course cost includes:

  • All Training Yacht & Instructor cost
  • Complete coverage of IYT International Crew certificate program
  • IYT registration fees & IYT International Crew certificate costs
  • All SailQuest Sailing Course materials:
    • Rules of the Road Handbook
    • SailQuest Sailing Handbook
    • SailQuest Course notes & workbooks
    • Digital Sailing Data - a full collection of sailing books, training videos & nautical audio material
  • OUR PRICE INCLUDES ACCOMMODATION! – students stay at Baan Luk Rua - SailQuest Guesthouse/Student Lounge or at our Ocean Marina 2 bedroom bungalow for the first night of this program and aboard our traing yachts on other nights. Additional nights in our onshore accommodation for the day before or after the course dates can be arranged at additional cost.
  • All onboard food & beverage
  • 1 amazing dinner party ashore
  • High Quality SailQuest Sailing School Crew shirt
  • A professional, well organized, effective, fun, fast-paced 4 day yacht training program

To book your course dates now:

SailQuest requests a 25% deposit payment to confirm your booking and to hold your place in class for your selected course dates.

  1. Contact SailQuest to check availabile course dates.
  2. SailQuest will provide total cost and links to booking deposit payment options.

Please contact us for for further details about our family/group sailing programs or if you have any additional questions.

SailQuest IYT Sailing Instructor Program

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Becoming an IYT Instructor

  • The preferred route to becoming an IYT instructor is for applicants to take the IYT instructor training course in addition to having necessary qualifications and experience.
    • Instructor training is available through select IYT schools.  Instructor Training Courses will be listed on the “Courses” tab on their school profile page.
    • If you intend to book an instructor training course please contact the school to ensure you are indeed eligible.
    • Please do not submit an online instructor application until you have completed the instructor training course.
  • Candidates who hold instructor qualifications from other maritime organizations are evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
  • Necessary prerequisite qualifications and experience to instruct varies depending on the level and complexity of the course applied for.
  • Generally a current medical fitness certificate is (less than two-years-old) is required.
  • All instructors must be associated with an IYT school to teach IYT courses.
  • Freelance instructors cannot teach without being attached to and registered with a school or schools.
  • Instructors can apply to be approved to teach a range of recreational or professional courses or a combination of both if qualified to do so.
  • Instructors must remain in good standing.
  • Instructor certificates must be renewed every 5 years.
  • Instructor membership must be renewed annually.  This generates the membership letter listing courses approved to teach. 

Potential instructors must complete the application online and upload the requested documents.

The registration and application process will involve uploading the following, so please have these on hand before beginning the process. If documents are not uploaded we will be unable to process the application. If you have difficulty uploading documents please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • Current photograph (passport style face shot in either jpg or png format).
  • Copy of government Issued ID (passport or driver’s license).
  • Copy of any relevant currently held instructor qualification.
  • Copy of any relevant nautical qualification(s).
  • Copy of proof of sea time.
  • CV (Curriculum Vitae) or resume of maritime experience (if applicable).
  • Copy of current medical fitness certificate.

If you already have an IYT account ID, please login and complete the instructor application.

 

The 3 Day Verified Proficiency Program adds the practical endorsement to your NauticEd Online Sailing Theory Certificates and is an acknowledgement that the student has had an evaluation of sailing skills and knowledge by SailQuest Sailing School instructors.

The 3 Day Verified Proficiency Program evaluates the candidates on-the-water skills including: Passage planning & navigation, Boat handling, Crew management, emergency situations and much more during a three day live-aboard voyage where candidates will be assigned to take on a leading role in the yachts operation. Once the candidate has passed this evaluation, SailQuest instructors upgrade the students online sailing resume by logging into the students NauticEd online profile and adding the Verified Proficiency endorsement mark.

This is an essential upgrade to your NauticEd Online Theory Certificates as it indicates that the certificate holder has passed a practical evaluation of boat handling and decision making skills. Charter companies, governments and insurance companies all look for this endorsement as the true mark of on-the-water skills and ability.

The 3 Day SailQuest Verified Proficiency Program can be scheduled during any of the 3 Day Verified Proficiency dates listed below.

Click the NautiEd link at the top of this page to visit the NauticEd website.

Note: Students who complete the SailQuest 10 Day Hands-On Sailing Course and who have completed NauticEd online courses will receive the NauticEd Verified Proficiency endorsement upon completion of the course at no extra charge.


 

3day/2night Verified Proficiency itinerary:

(for reference only. actual itinerary is subject to weather and other variables)

Day 1:

Day 2:

Day 3:

  • 10:00 - Briefing & Passage Plan
  • 11:00 - Depart SailQuest base @ Ocean Marina
  • 12:00 - Lunch at Sea, Sailing to outer islands, Ko Phai, Sattahip, Ko Samet, Ko si Chang
  • 17:00 - Anchor down, swim, dinner aboard
  • 08:00 - Breakfast & Depart, on board sailing exercises & training program
  • 12:00 - Lunch at Sea, Sailing to outer islands, Ko Phai, Sattahip, Ko Samet, Ko si Chang
  • 17:00 - Anchor down, swim
  • 18:00 - Dinner Ashore - Ko si Chang, Sattahip, Pattaya
  • 08:00 - Breakfast & Depart, on board sailing exercises & training program
  • 12:00 - Lunch at Sea
  • 14:00 - Return to SailQuest base @ Ocean Marina

 

 

3day/2night Verified Proficiency Dates:

(Please contact SailQuest to confirm availability for your preferred dates)

     

 3 Day Verified Proficiency Pricing & Payment

Here are pricing & payment details for the SailQuest 3 Day Verified Proficiency Program.

The total price includes:

  • All training yacht & instructor costs
  • NauticEd Verified Proficiency endorsement
  • All Verified Proficiency evaluation materials
  • All onboard food and beverage
  • 1 dinner parties ashore


3 Day Verified Proficiency Program

Thai Baht THB

Euro €

(ref only)

USD $

(ref only)

 For 1 student

15,000THB

330€

$485

 For 2 student / share cabin rate

28,000THB

610€

$920

Note: all SailQuest pricing is in Thai baht

Click here for our Currency Converter and Exchange Rates

SailQuest requires a 25% deposit to confirm your booking and to hold your place in class for your selected course dates.

Get Started Today:

  1. Complete the NauticEd skipper, Charter Master or Captain Level courses
  2. Open your free NauticEd Online logbook
  3. Select dates from schedule above and Contact Us! to confirm availability.
  4. Select your deposit amount from the drop down menu below (1 or 2 persons) and make a deposit payment to confirm your booking.
  5. Attend the 3 Day SailQuest Verified Proficiency Program and upgrade your sailing certification!
3 Day Verified Proficiency - 25% deposit

SailQuest - NauticEd Verified Proficiency Program

NauticEd Online Sailing Courses

The 3 Day Verified Proficiency Program adds the practical endorsement to your NauticEd Online Sailing Theory Certificates and is an acknowledgement that the student has had an evaluation of sailing skills and knowledge by SailQuest Sailing School instructors.

The 3 Day Verified Proficiency Program evaluates the candidates on-the-water skills including: Passage planning & navigation, Boat handling, Crew management, emergency situations and much more during a three day live-aboard voyage where candidates will be assigned to take on a leading role in the yachts operation. Once the candidate has passed this evaluation, SailQuest instructors upgrade the students online sailing resume by logging into the students NauticEd online profile and adding the Verified Proficiency endorsement mark.

This is an essential upgrade to your NauticEd Online Theory Certificates as it indicates that the certificate holder has passed a practical evaluation of boat handling and decision making skills. Charter companies, governments and insurance companies all look for this endorsement as the true mark of on-the-water skills and ability.

The 3 Day SailQuest Verified Proficiency Program can be scheduled during any of the 3 Day Verified Proficiency dates listed below.

Click the NautiEd link at the top of this page to visit the NauticEd website.

Note: Students who complete the SailQuest 10 Day Hands-On Sailing Course and who have completed NauticEd online courses will receive the NauticEd Verified Proficiency endorsement upon completion of the course at no extra charge.


 

3day/2night Verified Proficiency itinerary:

(for reference only. actual itinerary is subject to weather and other variables)

Day 1:

Day 2:

Day 3:

  • 10:00 - Briefing & Passage Plan
  • 11:00 - Depart SailQuest base @ Ocean Marina
  • 12:00 - Lunch at Sea, Sailing to outer islands, Ko Phai, Sattahip, Ko Samet, Ko si Chang
  • 17:00 - Anchor down, swim, dinner aboard
  • 08:00 - Breakfast & Depart, on board sailing exercises & training program
  • 12:00 - Lunch at Sea, Sailing to outer islands, Ko Phai, Sattahip, Ko Samet, Ko si Chang
  • 17:00 - Anchor down, swim
  • 18:00 - Dinner Ashore - Ko si Chang, Sattahip, Pattaya
  • 08:00 - Breakfast & Depart, on board sailing exercises & training program
  • 12:00 - Lunch at Sea
  • 14:00 - Return to SailQuest base @ Ocean Marina

 

 

3day/2night Verified Proficiency Dates:

(Please contact SailQuest to confirm availability for your preferred dates)

     

 3 Day Verified Proficiency Pricing & Payment

Here are pricing & payment details for the SailQuest 3 Day Verified Proficiency Program.

The total price includes:

  • All training yacht & instructor costs
  • NauticEd Verified Proficiency endorsement
  • All Verified Proficiency evaluation materials
  • All onboard food and beverage
  • 1 dinner parties ashore


3 Day Verified Proficiency Program

Thai Baht THB

Euro €

(ref only)

USD $

(ref only)

 For 1 student

15,000THB

330€

$485

 For 2 student / share cabin rate

28,000THB

610€

$920

Note: all SailQuest pricing is in Thai baht

Click here for our Currency Converter and Exchange Rates

SailQuest requires a 25% deposit to confirm your booking and to hold your place in class for your selected course dates.

Get Started Today:

  1. Complete the NauticEd skipper, Charter Master or Captain Level courses
  2. Open your free NauticEd Online logbook
  3. Select dates from schedule above and Contact Us! to confirm availability.
  4. Select your deposit amount from the drop down menu below (1 or 2 persons) and make a deposit payment to confirm your booking.
  5. Attend the 3 Day SailQuest Verified Proficiency Program and upgrade your sailing certification!
3 Day Verified Proficiency - 25% deposit

SailQuest International Yachting Certificates

 

Depending on where you plan to operate, own or charter a power or sailing yacht, there may be local regulations concerning the qualifications of the captain and/or crew of the vessel. The SailQuest Sailing School is certified to issue 3 types of internationally recognized maritime certificates. 

1.) International Yacht Training (IYT) Certificates

Students who successfully complete the SailQuest 10 Day IYT Crew/Skipper's Course will receive the IYT Bareboat Skipper's certificate with a power or sail endorsement. This certificate is recognized by yacht charter and insurance companies and many governments around the world as a certificate of excellence in yachting.

We also offer other IYT certificates, like the IYT International Crew Certificate the IYT VHF Radio Operator certificate.

Learn more about International Yacht Training.

2.) The International Certificate of Competency (ICC)

The ICC is a certified level of competency required when operating a pleasure craft in most European Coastal or Inland waterways. SailQuest Sailing School, via IYT Worldwide, has been authorized to issue ICC's to any qualified applicants on their behalf.

SailQuest Sailing School will process students ICC application upon successful completion of the SailQuest 10 Day IYT Crew/Skipper's course.

Learn more about the International Certificate of Competency

3.) NauticEd Online Sailing Course Verified Proficiency Endorsements

The NauticEd Online Sailing Theory courses are an excellent way to get started in developing a solid knowledge of yachting basics. SailQuest recommends this online program to students as a way to prepare for the 10 Day IYT Crew/Skipper'sCourse. You may wish to complete the NauticEd Skipper, Charter Master or Captain Rank course bundle before attending SailQuest classes. 

Upon completion of the SailQuest 10 Day IYT Crew/Skipper's Course, SailQuest instructor's will be able to add the Verified Proficiency endorsements to your on NauticEd online certificates.

Learn more about NauticEd Online Sailing Theory Courses.

 


 

Get Started with the SailQuest "Learn to Sail" course now:

Sign up for the SailQuest 10 Day IYT Crew/Skipper's Certificate course:

  1. Select your preferred training dates from our Monthly Course Schedule.
  2. Contact SailQuest to check availability on your selected course dates or Call Captain Tim @+66845399689.
  3. Go to our 10 Day IYT Bareboat Skipper's Pricing & Payment page to confirm your booking.

We are looking forward to sailing with you, providing an exceptional training program and helping to turn your sailing dreams into reality.

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