International Yacht Training (IYT) vs. Royal Yachting Association (RYA) certificates
SailQuest is an International Yacht Training (IYT) partner school. IYT and RYA basically offer the same qualifications, both globally recognized by some governments, and all charter and insurance companies. Both IYT and RYA recognize each other’s certificates, for example, if you had an RYA Crew cert. you would be able to enter an IYT program at the next level up and vice versa. IYT and RYA both offer professional and recreational level certs, but IYT professional has a higher ceiling, offering up to 3,000gt Captain and Engineering certs.
In any case, if your goal is to learn to handle a yacht on your own and attend an excellent sailing program, SailQuest will be a good choice. With the IYT certificates we offer, and available upgrades, you will learn a lot and gain all the recreational sailing qualifications you will need to sail and charter world-wide.