Learn to Sail  and holiday In Thailand, with Sail in Asia, the premier ISSA Sailing School in Asia. If you want to be a recreational sailor or want to improve your sailing qualifications, check out our range of courses, by clicking on the appropriate image. We have several bases in Asia where you can go on a sailing holiday in, Phuket, Palawan and Langkawi.

IYT Yacht Training School Asia - Recreational Courses

Zero to Hero Fast Track Courses

If you are a beginner to sailing the Learn to Sail Courses are ideal for you.  When you complete  the Zero to Hero 14 day Fast Track Skipper’s course you will be able to charter yachts around the world.  The expert recreational courses includes the very popular Offshore Skipper and YachtMaster Offshore  courses.

IYT Yacht Training School Asia - Professional Courses

Professional Training

If you aspire to be a professional sailor, you should review our professional courses. Our principal is an ISSA Instructor Trainer and examiner, so you learn on high quality courses.

IYT Yacht Training School Asia - Superyacht Courses

Super yacht Courses

What makes our company unique is that we offer the widest choice of courses of any ISSA sea school in Asia. From Deckhand to Yacht Master Offshore courses.

 

IYT Yacht Training School Asia - Schools Courses

Outdoor Education Expeditions

International Schools send their students (accompanied by teachers) to us to Learn to Sail in Thailand. The DofE International award is a very popular expedition. Our expertise includes Outdoor Education with keelboats, canoes and camping on remote tropical islands.

IYT Yacht Training School Asia - Racing Courses

Learn to Race

Yacht Racing Courses are run by us mainly for people who want to learn to race a yacht without stress.  The courses help beginners, to understand the racing rules, learn techniques for various positions and to gain competences such as trimming sails .

IYT Yacht Training School Asia - Corporate Services

Team Building for Corporate Clients

Sail in Asia have a fleet of 12 yachts which can take almost 70 persons on water to participate in our corporate sailing activities such as learn to sail, mini regatta, dragon boating and cardboard boat races. Our Beach BBQ is what really is popular with numerous team building groups.

     
     
     

Zero to Hero Fast Track Foundation Course

The Zero To Hero ‘Classic’ Course

The Zero to Hero 'Classic', is our most popular course and is run twice, a month, on 1-14th or 15-28th. It is also the Foundation Course for Offshore Skipper and Yacht Master Offshore.

IYT Yacht Training School Asia - Recreational Courses

Shanghai Baby – Our exciting Trimaran in action

Learn to sail a trimaran. Fast and Furious!

Its so easy to sail a Trimaran!  So much fun and so exhilarating. Shanghai Baby is equipped with a roller furling Jib, Screecher and a huge Assymetric for the light days!  This yacht is the ideal Island Sailing day tripper. Check out the videos and let us know if you want to begin sailing by using this great boat.

Yacht Training in Asia

IYT Instructor Training Facility

Our instructor training internship has been running now for almost fifteen years and has been a huge success. Our ex-students are now running training bases, working on Superyachts all over the world, running marinas and huge charter fleet operations and of course filling positions at Sail in Asia.

Do you want to open an ISSA Sea School in Asia?

If you want to open your own ISSA Sea School in Asia but lack instructors or the Intellectual Property required to do so – then contact us because we have the solution for you!  SIA are the only ISSA Training Centre in Asia offering the training for instructors and the necessary IP for new schools.  Check out this link, Career in Yacht Training if  you want to know more?

     
     
     

SIA Yacht Training Courses

Our Sail in Asia yacht training courses progress from Learn to Sail courses, Yacht Crew courses,  Zero to Hero Inshore Skipper Courses,  right through to the popular Offshore Skipper and Yacht Master Offshore courses. Check out our recreational courses and decide which is appropriate for you.

SIA is ISSA’s premier Yacht Training School in Asia and are the only INSTRUCTOR TRAINING FACILITY in Asia.  SIA work with ISSA to produce the ISSA intellectual property – course handbooks, instructor presentations, topic exercises, assessment and training materials for all new ISSA schools. ISSA have been established in Europe for more than 50 years.  SIA are available for advisory work and can help prospective,  NEW ISSA SCHOOLS set up professionally eg. ( Risk Assessments and QMS ).  We are the only Instructor Training Centre for all levels of ISSA Instructor Certification in Asia.

When you finish a sailing course with SIA, you get free membership of the  Phuket Water Sports Centre at Ao Yon.  Ideal for students who have learned to sail with us, as they can maintain their skills and its ideal for families and visitors alike. Try our  monthly island explorer trips, to Phuket Islands.

 

IYT Yacht Training School Asia - Recreational Courses

If you are a beginner to sailing the Learn to Sail Courses are ideal for you and if you want to rent yachts all over the world, you need to complete  the Zero to Hero 14 day Fast Track Skipper’s course.  This course has all the key training requirements to make it ICC compliant and most importantly, it enables companies that rent yachts, the ability to check that you have been properly trained.

IYT Yacht Training School Asia - Professional Courses

What makes our company unique is that we offer the widest choice of courses, of any sea school in Asia.  SIA’s  Professional and Recreational sailing courses are designed for adults, whereas the Outdoor Education courses are principally for International School students,  Superyacht courses for superyacht crew and ISSA Instructor Training for those who see a career at sea or in the marine trade.

IYT Yacht Training School Asia - Superyacht Courses

The expert recreational courses includes the very popular Yacht Master Coastal and Yacht Master Offshore skipper’s courses. SIA offer the widest range of professional courses in Asia, including STCW 2010 for Superyacht Crew, Internship Career Training and Instructor Training Courses. Dinghy Sailing Courses and RIB Safety Boat Courses can also be done with Sail in Asia.

 

IYT Yacht Training School Asia - Schools Courses

International Schools send their students to us to complete the Learn to Sail Courses in Thailand. The training includes navigating in estuaries / coastal areas, so they can complete their International Award adventurous journey. Students organize the journey, setting up camp, preparing meals and navigating from place to place.

     
IYT Yacht Training School Asia - Racing Courses

Yacht Racing Courses are run by us mainly for people who want to Learn to Race.  The courses are quite basic but help beginners to racing to understand the RACING RULES and to learn to start and finish. Students learn to strategize as they complete the legs of the course and to trim all the sails on a boat confidently.

     
IYT Yacht Training School Asia - Corporate Services

Sail in Asia have a fleet of 12 yachts which consist of a fleet of 7/8 Platus that we use for corporate sailing teambuilding events.  The yachts are super fast and a delight to sail. They are used for Mini Regattas, Sailing Rallys, and Learn to Sail Activities for corporate clients.  The yachts are amazingly popular and easy to learn on.

     

Zero to Hero Fast Track Course

The Zero To Hero Course

The Zero to Hero 'Classic', is our most popular course and is run twice, a month, on 1-14th or 15-28th. It is also the Foundation Course for the Offshore Skipper.  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 14 day fast track course that also includes, Yacht Crew, VHF radio and Inshore Skipper (Part1&2) . This course is 40% longer than most comparable courses so you get more time on the water and become a better skipper. Check out the video above and contact us.

 

Offshore Skipper

If you have completed your ISSA Inshore Skipper or RYA Day Coastal Skipper and have 800 miles of experience then you are ready to become an Offshore Skipper .  This course is 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, when you have completed the Zero to Hero Foundation Course with Sail in Asia.  It’s 14 days if you have not done the Zero to Hero foundation course with SIA. If you have taken an IYT Bareboat Skipper course with another school, or done the course in the past, we strongly recommend you take the 14 day course.

Yachtmaster Offshore

Yachtmaster Offshore aspiring skippers should have another 2000 nm of experience in addition to the above.  The Offshore Yachtmaster is a 14 day course, 7 Days Theory, 6 Days Practical and 1 day the exam.  Its a tough course so we recommend you do an assessment before you enroll and  pay for the full course.

Learn to sail a trimaran. Fast and Furious!

Its so easy to sail a Trimaran!  So much fun and so exhilarating. Shanghai Baby is equipped with a roller furling Jib, Screecher and a huge Assymetric for the light days!  This yacht is the ideal Island Sailing day tripper. Check out the videos and let us know if you want to begin sailing by using this great boat.

Shanghai Baby – Our exciting Trimaran in action

What makes us different to other schools?

  • SIA are certified by ISSA a European Sail Training Certification and offers great European Certification. Consequently the course materials are available in several languages.
  • Our Zero to Hero Course enables you to rent yachts in Europe and in Asia.
  • Once you are trained you are eligible to be a FREE MEMBER of Phuket Water Sports Centre Club
  • Sail in Asia Yacht Training School has 12 yachts available for training – monohulls and multihulls
  • We offer Professional and Recreational training Courses.
  • We are the only Yacht Training School in Asia that runs Instructor Training and Internships.
  • Our instructors are not only well trained and  experienced, but are also great fun – they’ll make any course enjoyable, as well as educational.
  • Our superb tropical holiday locations, Thailand, Phillipines and Malaysia are among the most beautiful places on the planet.
  • SIA 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. We believe that mixing theory and practice in the same course achieves a better outcome.
  •  Our chief instructor has over 35 years sail training experience with RYA, IYT and ISSA trainer qualifications. He is an ISSA YM trainer and has also been an IYT  Instructor Trainer.  He will happily advise you on what course you might like to take and encourages high standards, in an enjoyable situation.

Yon Bay – SIA’s Phuket Water Sport Centre and our Water Sports Activities

Sail in Asia’s Fleet of Yachts

Learn to Sail in Thailand using this interesting and diverse fleet.  Sail in Asia ‘s IYT Yacht Training School has more than 12 vessels available to students to enjoy and train on.  The yachts are used for regattas, international schools outdoor education and for corporate events. The yacht training fleet is the  largest fleet of yachts of any school, in Asia.  The fleet includes 7 Platus, a Corsair Trimaran, two Farr 1104s and a J35 One Design cruiser racer.  The boats are conveniently anchored a hundred meters off our tropical beach location.  We can offer you a huge range of courses and you can benefit by sailing a wide range of yachts. This helps you become a better sailor, more quickly. The Sail in Asia Sailing Club is open to all the students that pass through our courses. Members have full access to our yachts throughout the year.

Professional Career Training Courses in Phuket

Our ISSA internship has been running now for almost fifteen 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 and other companies in Phuket.

The Instructor Training Courses are aimed at people who want to become ISSA Yacht Training and Keelboat Instructors.   There is also a course for clients who want to establish ISSA Sailing Schools in Asia. SIA are the only training centre in Asia offering the training for instructors and for new schools in Asia.  Check out this link, Career in Yacht Training if  you want to know more