This is usually delivered as an addition to the ‘Learn to Sail’ course, with two extra days of practice and skill-building, making you into a useful crew member able to assist in a man overboard situation, anchoring and mooring operations as well as helming and trimming the boat.
It is very much a hands-on course that teaches you by getting out there on the water and doing it yourself, there is only a very small theoretical component. No previous knowledge or experience is necessary. Our experienced instructors will guide you every step of the way ensuring you have a rewarding and enjoyable experience as you learn.
This beginner’s course will help you develop the skills and knowledge you need to become a useful crew member on a sailing yacht of up to 24 metres.
The course is practically based and by the end of the four days you will be capable of sailing a small yacht in every direction it is possible to sail (you still will not be able to sail directly towards the wind; neither can we, it is not possible). However, you will understand how to hoist and trim (adjust) the sails, how to work as a part a crew and how to steer the boat. And you’ll also learn how to assist in other important activities like anchoring, coming alongside in a marina berth or rescuing a man-overboard.
To take your training to the next stage you’ll need to sign up to the IYT Watchkeeper. This International Crew Course provides the solid foundation that you need to move on to that level. You won’t be a solo ‘round the world sailor after four days, but you will be able to act as a useful crew member.
Very probably the bug will have bitten you and you’ll want to take the training further: Bareboat Skipper, Yachtmaster! Who knows?
|Duration||4 Days and 3 Nights|
|Previous experience||None required|
|Qualification||SIM International Crew Certificate|
|Possible anchorages||Out of Loreto: Isla Coronados, Isla Carmen, Isla Montserrat, Isla Danzantes, Agua Verde and San Juanico|
Out of La Paz: Caleta Lobos, Balandra, Isla Espiritu Santo, Partida, San Jose, San Francisco and San Evaristo
Out of Bahia Concepcion: Playa el Burro, Playa Santispac, Playa Coyote, Posada Concepcion, Santa Barbara, Isla Coyote, Isla Requeson, Bahia Santo Domingo and Punta Chivato
|Includes||VAT, plenty of drinking water, sunblock, diesel and skipper|
|Excludes||Meals ashore, National Park Fees and Fishing Licenses|