Sail in Asia IYT Yacht Training School run high quality, professional and recreational yacht training and sailing holiday courses in Phuket Thailand. The IYT Yacht Training certificates we award are among the most widely accepted yachting and boating certificates in the world.
SIA's shortest course, is simply called 'Learn to Sail', and is aimed at absolute beginners. Our most popular course, the Zero to Hero course, will lead you quickly and safely to the IYT Bareboat Skipper certificate level. This certificate is demanded by many companies for yacht rental. The IYT Bareboat Skipper certificate also qualifies you for the International Certificate of Competence (ICC), a certification required by many European charter 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.

Sail in Asia IYT Sail Training School has more 10 yachts available for students to enjoy and train on.  The yachts are used for regattas, schools and for corporate events. The Sail in Asia Sailing Club is open to all the students that pass through our Zero To Hero courses. Members have full access to our yachts throughout the year.
Our yacht training courses progress right through to the  IYT Yachtmaster Offshore.  This is a course for seriously experienced sailors only!  For example this is the level you might expect an aspiring first / second officer on a superyacht to have.

Sail Training Courses

Sail in Asia are South East Asia's largest professional IYT sea school. We offer the most diverse and complete range of courses in any school in Asia. Our recreational courses are certified by IYT to a very high standard. IYT certification is accepted globally by many yacht charter companies.

Professional Career Training Courses in Phuket

Sail in Asia is unique in Asia, as a trainer of IYT Instructors. This is through our innovative, internship programme which is admired by many other schools. Our internships are highly regarded and valued as a career entry point, for people interested in becoming professional, yachtsmen and women.
Our instructor training internship has been running now for almost five years and has been a huge success with almost 100% success. Our ex students are now running training bases, working on Superyachts all over the world and filling positions at Sail in Asia.


This is our most popular course and is run twice a month. It is the foundation course for Yachtmaster Coastal and Yachtmaster Offshore.
We provide you with the necessary theoretical and practical training to run a yacht in fair weather, daylight conditions, in local waters.
The Zero to Hero course is a fourteen day course that also includes VHF radio and a GMDSS review. Check out the video below.

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Yachtmaster Coastal

If you have completed your Bareboat Skipper Certification and have 400-800 miles of experience then you are ready to become a Yachtmaster Coastal Skipper.
This course is also a theory and practical course and enables you to do night sailing and make longer distance passages, day and night. It's a 7 day course, if you have completed the Bareboat Skipper Foundation Course with Sail in Asia.
If you have taken a Bareboat Skipper course with another school we strongly recommend you take the 14 day course.

Ao Yon Bay is Sail in Asia IYT Sail Training School’s multipurpose Centre with its splendid beach and environs.

What makes us different from other sea schools?

Sail in Asia IYT Sail Training School 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 International Regattas which makes them highly sought after, for charter, at these events. We have a fleet of 6 Platu One Design Yachts which are great for racing and also for our Flotilla Sailing.

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 beautiful sailing base is located on the perfect tropical beach and is open 24/7. It is not dependent on tides or local harbour regulations.

Our instructors are not only well trained and  experienced, but are also great fun - they'll make any course enjoyable, as well as educational.  We are the only Sailing School worldwide that offer a one year Instructor training program.  Our chief instructor has over 30 years sail training experience and will happily advise you on what course you might like to take.  Call us to discuss your course requirements.

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 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.

Sailing Club Membership at the fabulous Ao Yon Bay!

Students who complete a Zero To Hero Course are able to become members of the SIA Sailing Club which gives them access to our yachts at very reduced fees, better than any other charter company in Thailand.  The aims of the club are to enhance previous students sailing and ensure they have easy access to yachts so that students can accumulate mileage and maintain their skills and knowledge particularly if they wish to become Yachtmaster Coastal or Yachmaster Offshore skippers.  Yachts will also be available for students who wish to join racing regattas and who want to learn to use assymetric and radial spinnakers.  Contact us for further information if you are interested in becoming a member.

The Sail in Asia Yacht Training Fleet

The Sail in Asia IYT Sail Training School fleet of 10 vessels includes 6 identical sports boats (Platus), 2 Farr 11 metre cruiser racers, a Corsair 28 trimaran and a 6m RIB powerboat.  Courses for every conceivable craft can be considered by us. The yachts are well maintained, with new engines excellent sails and are ideal for the tropical sailing conditions of SE Asia.