Yacht Crew Course

The ISSA Yacht Crew Course is available at our Sailing Schools in Thailand, Malaysia and the Philippines.  This is the basic learn to sail a yacht course and is ideal for beginners to sailing.

This beginner’s course will help you develop the skills and knowledge you need to become a useful crew member on a sailing yacht of up to 24 metres.
It is very much a hands-on course that teaches you by getting out there on the water and doing it yourself, there is only a very small theoretical component. No previous knowledge or experience is necessary. Our experienced instructors will guide you every step of the way ensuring you have a rewarding and enjoyable experience as you learn.

The course is practically based and by the end of the four days you will be capable of sailing a small yacht in every direction that it is possible to sail in.  You will understand how to hoist and trim (adjust) the sails, how to work as a part a crew and how to steer the boat. And you’ll also learn how to assist in other important activities like anchoring, coming alongside in a marina berth, or rescuing a man-overboard.

To take your training to the next stage you’ll need to sign up to the Zero to Hero Option 1 Course This Yacht Crew Course provides the solid foundation that you need to move on to that level. You won’t be a solo ‘round the world sailor after four days, but you will be able to sail pretty well and act as a useful crew member on a yacht.

Very probably the bug will have bitten you and you’ll want to take the training further: Inshore Skipper, or Offshore Skipper?  Who knows?

Additional Details:
  • Safety - Lookout / Yacht / Personal
  • Weather
  • Rigging and de-rigging yachts
  • Helming and crewing Reaching, Tacking Gybing
  • Parts of the Yacht (practical))
  • Hove to
  • Reefing underway
  • Leaving a mooring, Alongside, Taking up a mooring
  • Anchoring
  • Using the engine
  • Sailing on all Points of Sail
  • Hoisting Sails - Trimming
  • Marina boat crewing
  • IRPCS Basics
  • Using a tender
  • Marine Knots
Previous experience: None required
Duration: 4 days
Qualifications: ISSA Yacht Crew Certificate
What's included: Safety equipment, Instruction, Yacht, Bottled Water, Fuel and Insurance
What's optional: Sailing Gloves, SiA T shirts, SiA Caps and Log Books
What's required: Waterproof roll bag, light deck shoes, shorts or long trousers, t shirt, sunglasses and sunblock.
We can help you with the following on request:
  • Accommodation
  • Airport Transfer
  • Motor Bike or Car Rental
  • What to do and where to go in Phuket
Course Dates:
ISSA Yacht Crew Courses start on

1st - 4th and 15th - 19th  of every month

Not the right dates for you? Contact us, we can often arrange other dates.  Private courses are possible if you give us enough time to schedule them in.

Book early for a great discount!

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ISSA Yacht Crew Course Prices

Location Duration (days) Early Booking Discount Price
More than 90 Days Before Full Price
Phuket 4 29,000THB 32,000THB