Sail in Asia- The Premier IYT Yacht Training School in Asia.
Sail in Asia is considered to be the Premier IYT Yacht Training School in Asia. Our IYT school has over 10 yachts available for students to enjoy and train on. The yachts are used for regattas, schools and of course for corporate events. The IYT certificates we award are among the most widely accepted yachting and boating certificates in the world. We run high quality, fun professional and recreational yacht training courses in Phuket and Pattaya, Thailand.
Our shortest course, simply called 'Learn to Sail', is aimed at absolute beginners. Our 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 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 program. Our internships are highly regarded and valued as a career entry point, for people interested in becoming professional yachtsmen and women.
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 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 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.
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.
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’s Yacht Training Centre with its splendid beach and environs.
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 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
Our 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.