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International Bareboat

Charter Certification

For Recreational Sailing

This course, in association with the Inshore Skipper Practical, will entitle you to an International Bareboat Charter Certification so you can skipper a charter boat anywhere in the world. You also need to schedule the International Bareboat Skipper Theory.

First Mate Package

Save on Sailing Lessons

From becoming a welcome crew member to Bareboat Skipper.

Save $110 with a special First mate Package. You get two weekends aboard, the International Crew Member and the International Bareboat Skipper Weekend and theory course, with up to 3 months to complete the courses.

Charter Skipper

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International Bareboat Charter Certificate Weekend Aboard

Recreational International Yacht Training

Chartering companies around the world recognise the International Yacht Training Bareboat Charter Certification

What will I learn?bareboat charter sailing lessons pittwater

During this two day and two night course you will have a total of 24 hours of practical on board lessons.

We limit the activity to a maximum of 5 students per yacht so you will have plenty of personal attention while you learn the skills needed to take command of a sailing yacht in inshore waters.

Please note that you will also need to complete the one-day Theory course to qualify for your Bareboat Skipper Certificate. Click here to sign up for the Bareboat Skipper One Day Theory Course.

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You will master:

  • Pre-departure planning, victualling, passage planning, engine and equipment checks, selecting sails, stowage of all gear, safety, and fire precautions.
  • Weather analysis for planning your sail and what to do in adverse weather situations.
  • Advanced sail handling and improving skills learned in the previous courses for trimming the sails, mastering sail shape and control under all points of sail.
  • Maintaining a yacht and making repairs.
  • Picking up moorings and coming alongside marinas and jetties.
  • Night sailing.
  • Heaving to.
  • Navigation and pilotage for inshore waters.
  • Crew management and command at sea.
  • Emergency procedures, including taking and accepting a tow, correct use of distress signals and recovering a person who has fallen overboard.

International Bareboat Skipper Certification

Internatiional Yachtmaster Bareboat Skipper Certification

You will have the option to buy an official International Yacht Training Log Book to record your accomplishments.

Your participation in both the practical and theory courses will be logged in your official International Yacht Training Log Book, including the course completion certificate. You will be also be issued a plastic identification certificate that you can carry with you when you wish to charter a yacht.


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What do I bring?

Bring a hat, sunglasses, suntan cream, bathing suit, a warm jumper, change of clothes (minimal wardrobe needed), rain jacket (no umbrellas), toilet kit, any special medicine you may need to take (we have a first aid kit aboard). Be sure to pack this in a flexible soft bag as there is no room aboard for hard luggage.

Please note that there is no smoking below. We have refrigeration for your drinks, so you don't need an eskie onboard.

How Long is the course?

Two days and two nights, from Friday at 7:00 PM to 4:00 PM Sunday.

What about meals?

Meals are included. If you have special dietary needs, please be sure to indicate this on your reservation form.

Where and when do we set sail?

Arrive at the Club Sail Office on Friday at 7:00 PM. We are at the Newport Anchorage, Office 10, Marina level, 79-81 Beaconsfield St, Newport close to the Newport Arms Hotel on the corner of Beaconsfield and Kalinya St. Newport. To see a map of how to find us, click here.


Practical - AUD $690 per person for the Weekend Afloat International Bareboat Skipper Practical Course.

AUD $655 per person for two or more participants signing up together.

The Captains Package

Save $125 and enjoy the International Bareboat Skipper Practical Course, the International Bareboat Skipper Theory Workshop, and the VHF Radio Operators Licence

The First Mate Package

Save $110 and complete the International Crew Weekend, the International Bareboat Skippers Course Weekend, plus the the International Bareboat Skippers Theory Workshop.

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  • AUD $690 per person for the Weekend Afloat International Bareboat Skipper Practical Course.
    AUD $655 per person for two or more participants signing up together.
  • Save $50 with the Captain's Package, International Bareboat Skipper Theory and Practical courses plus the VHF Radio Operators Course.
  • Save $110 by signing up for the First Mate's Package - Competent Crew + Inshore Skipper theory and practical.

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All bookings will be held for a maximum of 7 days and the booking will not be confirmed until a completed and acceptable booking form has been received, which may be a fax copy, to the Company together with a 50% deposit for the course, or offshore milebuilder.

Inside 30 days must be made in writing by the person who completed the booking and be sent to the Company at their address and is deemed to take effect on receipt. Cancellations made between 30 and 15 days will incur a loss of deposit. Balance of payment is to be made 15 days prior to commencement of the course. There will be no REFUNDS given for cancellations made inside 15 days. If a student leaves the yacht and /or abandons a course or milebuilder trip before the scheduled termination date and time for whatever reason NO REFUNDS will be given.

It is advisable to be covered by an insurance policy for the adventure sailing trips to safeguard yourself in the case of cancellation. A copy of the policy is to be forwarded to Club Sail.

Whilst every effort will be made by the Instructor to give the students/passengers maximum time on the sea, weather conditions may be such that, in the opinion of the Instructor, the yacht or crew may be in danger and in such circumstances the vessel will remain in a place of safety. If the weather conditions are such that a prevention of the start or curtailment of a course or sailing trip occurs then no refunds will be given but alternative dates will be offered.

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“Hi Club Sail. The First Mate package was excellent. I enjoyed every minute, but it wasn't a lark - the bareboat certificate was earned. I'm writing to say that I booked a charter yacht in Noumea for the holidays with another couple. All that training was important. I impressed everyone, myself included! ”

Brad Wilson
Mona Vale

“Allan, here. You probably don't remember me but I took your bareboat charter course last year. In June I took the family to Greece and we chartered a yacht. The manager of the charter company took one look at my IYT International Bareboat Certificate, big smile, said "Very Good, OK, IYT" and showed us straight to the yacht. You were right, they do know about IYT certificates in the Med.”

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