IYT International Bareboat Skipper

If you have always dreamed of living life on the seas, or just want to start sailing you should consider becoming a skipper and living your dream job. You will need to know the ins and outs of how to sail a yacht and how to get to your destination correctly and safely. Sail in different countries, build up your international sailing passport, see the beautiful coastline around the world and be in control of your own yacht!


International Yacht Training Worldwide provides the most boating and sailing courses through more sailing schools than any other accreditation body. IYT certification applies in more than 30 countries in the world including the UK and US. BSC is one out of many of IYT’s worldwide partner schools and we are excited to be the first authorized in certifying sailors with the IYT International Bareboat Skipper Course in China.


We are pleased to announce that we are offering a new course in December in Shenzhen.

    Dates: Nov 30th – Dec 11th 2015

    (5 days theory training, 7 days practical training)

    Time: 09:00 – 17:00 (daily)

    Location: Longcheer yacht club, Shenzhen

    Price: Full course 25,000 RMB

    Theory training ONLY: 12,000 RMB

    Pratical training ONLY: 17,000 RMB

    There is a significant theoretical component that doesn’t mean just sitting in a classroom. The Bareboat Skipper course is a hands-on course that teaches you by getting you out there on the water practicing what you have just learnt (in our comfortable, air-conditioned classroom – yes there is some classroom time). Our experienced instructors will guide you through the course ensuring you have a rewarding and enjoyable experience as you learn.

    As well as practicing your Bareboat Skipper skills you’ll get more practice in sailing and handling the yacht. You need to continue to improve and build on these skills as you progress through the training scheme. This is the level at which you improve your Command Skills, so you can safely take charge of the yacht.

    • Command of a vessel up to a maximum length of 78 ft /24 metres
    • In coastal waters up to 20 miles offshore
    • In daylight hours and in fair conditions with moderate wind and sea conditions
    • This certificate is the level of competence that one needs when chartering a boat in the Mediterranean or West Indies where there are restrictions in terms of cruising area and distance from the base and the vessel has to be safely moored in a marina or anchored before dark
    • Crew safety checks
    • Hull and rig checks
    • Machinery and systems checks
    • Fuel and water capacity and range
    • Previsoning
    • Menus and quantities
    • Sources of meteorological information
    • Weather patterns
    • Cloud types and formations
    • Pilotage and passage planning
    • Routine for navigating a coastal passage
    • Port regulations, customs, immigration
    • Pilotage plans
    • Vessel handling in confined quarters
    • Mooring, anchoring, coming alongside
    • Ropes, knots, care and use of lines
    • General deck work
    • Tides and currents theory
    • Position fixing, running fixes
    • Plotting the effect of tides and currents
    • Collision regulations

    To register and more information, please contact us at 400-1800-107, or send us an email sailing@beijingsailing.com