I already have sailing and boating experience.
It is great if you already have some sailing experience, this will come in handy during our IYT Crew/Skipper course. However, we always recommend that all students (even students who have previous boating experience) complete the full 10 Day IYT Crew/Skipper program as we provide a carefully structured course that builds on itself as we go along.
Completing the entire course is the best way to cover any gaps you may have in your sailing experience/knowledge, brush up on your sailing & boat handling skills and to prepare for the IYT exams at the end of the course as required for the IYT Bareboat Skipper, ICC and other available certificates.
According to IYT Worldwide, the pre-requisite for the IYT Bareboat Skipper course is the IYT International Crew course.
However, if you are already comfortable with your level of experience and have a decent understanding of sailing & sail handling (tacking, gibing, reefing, MOB, sailing theory, etc.), yacht systems (electrical, plumbing, engine, steering, etc.), the International Collision Regulations (rules 1-18, nav light recognition, distress signals, etc.), anchoring, knot tying and other subjects we cover during the IYT Crew course and you prefer to attend only the 5 Day IYT Skipper course that is OK with us.
You can see available 5 day IYT Skipper course dates as the last 5 days of any of our scheduled 10 day courses.