Learn to Sail in Thailand with Sail in Asia, the premier IYT Sailing School in Phuket.  If you are having a sailing vacation why not consider Thailand as its idyllic scenery, tropical seas and friendly peoples are all the ingredients for a great sailing holiday.

We are based in Phuket Thailand at Ao Yon Bay, arguably the most beautiful and perfect sail training base in the world. Check out our location in the video at the bottom of the page. Our yacht training school is the most highly regarded in Asia because we have experienced and highly qualified instructors, instructor trainers and even an IYT Examiner on our staff.  We are the only IYT school in Asia that trains instructors and has saling internships.

Learn to Sail in Thailand with Sail in Asia, the premier IYT Sailing School in Phuket. If you are having a sailing vacation why not consider Thailand as its idyllic scenery, tropical seas and friendly peoples are all the ingredients for a great sailing holiday.

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 certification is ICC compliant and most importantly, enables companies that rent yachts the ability to check that you have been properly trained.

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

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 IYT Instructor Training 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.

What makes our company unique is that we offer the widest choice of courses of any IYT sea school in Asia.

The expert recreational courses includes the very popular Yacht Master Coastal and Yacht Master Offshore skipper’s courses.

International Schools send their students (accompanied by teachers) to us to complete the Learn to Sail training including navigating, so they can complete their International Award adventurous journey. Students organize much of the journey, setting up camp, preparing meals and navigating from place to place.

Sail in Asia have a fleet of 12 yachts which consist of a fleet of 7/8 Platus that we use for racing in regattas.  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.

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, strategize as they complete the legs of the course and to trim all the sails on a boat confidently.

International Schools send their students (accompanied by teachers) to us to complete the Learn to Sail training including navigating, so they can complete their International Award adventurous journey.

Sail in Asia have a fleet of 12 yachts which consist of a fleet of 7/8 Platus that we use for racing in regattas.  The yachts are super fast and a delight to sail.

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.

SIA Yacht Training Courses

Our yacht training courses progress from beginners Learn to Sail courses 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 or second officer on a superyacht to have. To find out more about IYT certifications and training visit their website HERE.

ICC Certified Courses

Once you have finished your Zero-to-Hero Classic and therefore passed the IYT Bareboat Skipper, you are qualified to apply for an International Certificate of Competence (ICC) which is asked for by many charter companies, especially in Europe.  The ICC is a UN qualification that demonstrates that you have the basic boating skills and knowledge required to handle a small sailing yacht.
The ICC is a product of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Inland Water Committee (UN ECE IWC) Resolution 40. Note that in compliance with UN rules certain residency restrictions apply, so please check with us if you are interested in the ICC. 

SIA Yacht Training Courses

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.
To find out more about IYT certifications and training visit their website HERE.

ICC Certified Courses

Once you have finished your Zero-to-Hero Classic and therefore passed the IYT Bareboat Skipper, you are qualified to apply for an International Certificate of Competence (ICC) which is asked for by many charter companies, especially in Europe.  The ICC is a UN qualification that demonstrates that you have the basic boating skills and knowledge required to handle a small sailing yacht.
The ICC is a product of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Inland Water Committee (UN ECE IWC) Resolution 40. Note that in compliance with UN rules certain residency restrictions apply, so please check with us if you are interested in the ICC. 

Zero to Hero Fast Track Foundation Course

The Zero To Hero Bareboat Skipper 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 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 14 day fast track course that also includes, VHF radio and a GMDSS review. 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 the important pdf below.

Yacht Master Coastal and Offshore Courses

Yacht Master Coastal and Offshore Skipper

If you have completed your Bareboat Skipper Certification and have 400-800 miles of experience then you are ready to become a Yacht Master Coastal 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, if 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 a Bareboat Skipper course with another school, or done the course in the past, we strongly recommend you take the 14 day course.

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.

Zero to Hero Fast Track Foundation Course

The Zero To Hero Bareboat Skipper 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 Yachtmaster Coastal and Yachtmaster Offshore.

Yacht Master Coastal and Offshore Courses

Yacht Master Coastal and Offshore Skipper

If you have completed your Bareboat Skipper Certification and have 400-800 miles of experience then you are ready to become a Yacht Master Coastal Skipper.  This course is a theory and practical course and enables you to do night sailing and make longer distance passages, day and night.

What makes us different to other schools?

  • Sail in Asia IYT Yacht Training School has 12 yachts available for training – monohulls and multihulls
  • We offer Professional and Recreational training Courses
  • We are the only IYT Yacht Training School in Asia that offers 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 tropical locations are among the most beautiful places on the planet and our bases are well equipped and staffed.
  • 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.
  •  Our chief instructor has over 30 years sail training experience and is both RYA qualified and IYT qualified. He is an IYT Examiner and IYT Instructor Trainer.  He will happily advise you on what course you might like to take and encourages high standards in an enjoyable situation. .

Sail in Asia’s Fleet of Yachts

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.  Having a large fleet means 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.

Sail in Asia’s Fleet of Yachts

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.

Professional Career Training Courses in Phuket

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.

Professional Career Training Courses in Phuket

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.