Welcome to Sail In Asia

Sail in Asia – International Yacht Training Asia

Sail in Asia's International Yacht Training (IYT) school is the finest you will find in Thailand and Malaysia. IYT certificates are among the most widely accepted yachting and boating certificates in the world. We run yacht training courses in Phuket, Pattaya, the Royal Selangor Yacht Club near Kuala Lumpur and soon to be in Penang, Malaysia as well.

We offer an extensive range of high quality courses and training for recreational boat users and professional seafarers alike. Our shortest course, simply called 'Learn to Sail', is aimed at absolute beginners. We go right up to the professional 'IYT Master of Yachts 200', for seriously experienced sailors only. For example this is the level you might expect a first officer on a superyacht to have. We are South East Asia's biggest professional sea school and we offer the most diverse and complete range of courses in Asia.

Sail in Asia is unique in Asia as a trainer of IYT Instructors through our innovative internship programme. Our internships are highly regarded and valued as a career entry point for people interested in becoming professional yachtsmen and women. Like many attractive industries, it is not easy to get your first start in professional yachting; well, at last, here's a viable and enjoyable way in.

Our Sail Training and Yacht Training Courses

Our professional courses are recognised by 25 governments worldwide for commercial use including by the British Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA). Our recreational courses are also certified by ITY to the same high standards. IYT certification is accepted globally by many yacht charter companies. Our most popular course, the Zero to Hero course, will lead you quickly and safely to the IYT Bareboat Skipper certificate level, the level accepted for yacht charters by many of these companies.

The IYT Bareboat Skipper certificate also qualifies you for the International Certificate of Competence (ICC), a certification required by many European charter companies and yacht insurance companies. Many of our customers choose us because we teach courses to a very high standard in a market place where all too often the opposite is true.

What makes us different from other sea schools?

Our yachts are all carefully selected to be fast and exciting, but also ideal for training and of course well looked after. They are also great for racing and regularly do very well in the local Regattas which makes them highly sought after for charter at these events. Take a look at our racing charter site if this interests you - you don't need to charter a yacht yourself as we often place crew members on yachts in various regattas.

Our tropical locations are among the most beautiful places on the planet and our bases are well equipped and staffed. Check out some of our videos and see if you agree? What's not to like!

Our instructors are top quality and include a three times world champion, two Olympic sailors, a Class 1 Master Mariner and a British trained outdoor education specialist / Yachtmaster Instructor (RYA / IYT).

We constantly update our training methods and materials to ensure our courses are state-of-the-art as well as fun. We teach theory and practical together on our courses. Some other training organisations split the two and teach them separately.  We don't offer any courses that are either only theory or only practical. We believe that mixing theory and practical in the same course achieves a better educational outcome. We are confident that you will agree. Customer feedback shows that our previous customers certainly do.


Zero-to-Hero - our most popular course