The Zero to Hero Fast track,Yacht Training Course is the best way to learn to sail. The Zero to Hero "Classic" is by far our most popular course. (Almost 1600 students have been trained by SIA)

If you are looking for a sailing holiday why look any further? Learning to sail on one of our Zero to Hero yacht training courses in Phuket is the way to go. We have 12 yachts to sail on and a superb beach side location.

There are 3 options:

Option 1 "The Navigator" From beginner up to Inshore Skipper 1 level Phuket courses start 1st and 15th each month and Palawan courses start 7th of each month.
 Option 2 "The Skipper" For those with Yacht Crew Cert(basic sailing skills), going up to Inshore Skipper 1 level. Phuket courses start 5th and 19th each month and Palawan courses start on 12th each month
Option 3  "The Classic" All the way !!! From beginner to IYT Inshore Skipper level 1&2. NOW Special Discount - FROM ONLY 51,000 THB  if you book early?? Phuket courses start 1st and 15th each month and Palawan courses start on 7th each month.
Learn to Sail with our Zero to Hero courses which are available every month in Phuket, Thailand, as well as occasionally at our Philippine and Malaysian bases.

The Zero to Hero sailing courses are fast track courses for anyone who want to skipper a yacht safely and independently in the shortest time possible.

The Zero to Hero is ideal for new boat owners, aspiring crew members and anyone who wants to fast forward their learning and get sailing quickly.

We strongly recommend the 14 day Classic course as it is 40% longer than most sailing Schools.  You get a longer, more thorough course and leave us knowing so much and being competent in all the skills in the syllabus. Students taking this course really learn how to sail and skipper a yacht safely, efficiently and enjoyably!  Compare our course to other schools before spending your money.

Zero to Hero Option 1 - Navigator

A 9-Day learn to sail course for beginners to Inshore Skipper 1 level

This course starts with the Yacht Crew course on which you learn to sail a yacht and to be a useful crew member. This is combined with the Inshore Skipper 1 and the VHF radio Course.  This takes you to the next level; allowing you to be the senior crew member on-deck whilst the skipper is resting below. You'll have basic navigation skills and the Watchkeeper qualification by the end of the course. You should always sail with a qualified  skipper. You may also skipper a yacht as part of a supported flotilla. This course includes VHF radio certification.
Additional Details:

Zero-to-Hero Option 1 is a composite course. The normal schedule is:

Day    Activity
1        Learn to Sail - practical on the water . Beam Reach
2        Learn to Sail - practical on the water . Tacking, close haul
3        Learn to Sail - practical on the water . Gybing
4        Learn to Sail - practical on the water . Triangular course
5        Inshore Skipper 1 - VHF radio
6        Inshore Skipper 1 - theory . charts and navigation
7        Inshore Skipper 1 - theory . IRPC, bouyage, met
8        Inshore Skipper 1- practical . navigation
9        Inshore Skipper 1 - practical . boat handling

The schedule may be varied depending on weather and other considerations.

Previous experience: Not required

Qualifications: VHF Radio Operators Cert, Yacht Crew , Inshore Skipper 1

Duration: 9 days.

What's included: Safety equipment, Instruction, Yacht, Bottled Water, Fuel and Insurance

What's optional: IYT Log book

What's required Sun protection. Sun hat. Shorts that cover the knees when sitting are best. Footwear for on-board tennis shoes / trainers / Crocs. Some people like to use gloves. Lightweight wet weather clothing.

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:
Zero to Hero 'Navigator courses' start on 1st -9th and 15th - 23rd of each month in Phuket

1st - 9th and 15th-23rd 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 60 days early for a great discount!

Zero to Hero 'Navigator courses' start on 7th -15th of each month in Palawan

7th - 15th of every month

Not the right dates for you? Contact us, we can often arrange other dates

Book 60 days early for a great discount!

Private courses are possible if you give us enough time to schedule them in.
Private courses are possible if you give us enough time to schedule them in.

Zero to Hero (Option 1) Course Prices

Location Duration (days) Early Booking Discount Price
more than 90 days before start date 30 - 90 Days Before within 30 days of start date
Phuket 9 days 49,000THB 52,000THB 57,000THB
Langkawi 9 days 1300 Euros 1435 Euros 1575 Euros
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Zero to Hero (Option 1)

Zero to Hero (Option 1)






Duration: 9 Days



Zero to Hero (Option 1)
Duration: 9 Days
     
     
     

Zero to Hero Option 2 - Skipper

A 10-Day learn to sail course for those that already have basic sailing skills

This is the 10-Day combination course for you if you already have basic sailing skills. The course includes , VHF Radio Operator and ISSA Inshore Skipper certificate (1 and 2).
You must have a Yacht Crew certificate or equivalent experience in order to enroll in this course. By the end of the course you will be qualified to skipper a yacht during the hours of daylight in good weather conditions. This course includes VHF Radio Certification.
Additional Details:

Zero-to-Hero Option 2 is composite course.

The normal schedule is:

Day    Activity

1        Inshore Skipper 1 - VHF radio
2        Inshore Skipper 1 - theory . charts and navigation
3        Inshore Skipper 1 - theory . IRPC, bouyage, met
4        Inshore Skipper 1 - practical . navigation
5        Inshore Skipper 1 - practical . boat handling

6        Inshore Skipper 2 - theory . passage planning, safety, engines
7        Inshore Skipper 2 - theory . navigation, collision regs, lights
8        Inshore Skipper 2- practical . navigation, boat handling
9        Inshore Skipper 2 - practical . anchor, mooring, sail trim
10      Inshore Skipper 2 - practical . final assessment.

The schedule may be varied depending on weather and other considerations.

Previous experience International Crew Certification, or equivalent experience

Duration: 10 days

Qualifications: VHF Radio Operators Cert, Inshore Skipper 1 &2

What's included: Safety equipment, Instruction, Yacht, Bottled Water, Fuel and Insurance

What's optional: ISSA log book

What's required: Sun protection. Sun hat. Shorts that cover the knees when sitting are best. Footwear for on-board tennis shoes / trainers / Crocs. Some people like to use gloves. Lightweight wet weather clothing.

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:
Zero to Hero 'Navigator courses' start on 5th -14th and 19th - 28th of each month in Phuket

5th - 14th and 19th-28th 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 60 days early for a great discount!

Zero to Hero 'Navigator courses' start on 7th -17th of each month in Palawan

7th - 17th of every month

Not the right dates for you? Contact us, we can often arrange other dates

Book 60 days early for a great discount!

Private courses are possible if you give us enough time to schedule them in.
Private courses are possible if you give us enough time to schedule them in.

Zero to Hero (Option 2) Course Prices

Location Duration (days) Early Booking Discount Price
More than 91 Days Before Start 31-90 Days Before Start within 30 days of Start Date
Phuket 10 days 50,000THB 54,000THB 59,000THB
Palawan 10 days 1370 Euros 1500 Euros 1650 Euros
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Duration: 10 Days
     
     
     

Zero to Hero Option 3 - The learn to sail Classic

A 14-Day Combination Course - from beginner to fully qualified skipper

The 'classic' course is by far our most popular course. Sail in Asia has almost completed 1600 Zero to Hero courses since 2004.  This 14-day course takes you from complete beginner and ends with you becoming a qualified ISSA Inshore Skipper. With the full Inshore Skipper Certification you are able to charter a yacht anywhere in the world and skipper it safely during daylight hours and in good weather conditions. This course also includes the VHF Radio Operators Course.
Remember - you get 14 days not just 10 on this course. Many schools are cutting this course short to just 10 days. With Sail in Asia you get  4 days more - 40% more time -  for a better price!

Learning to Sail involves you getting to know about yachts and the varied skills needed to drive a boat by wind power alone and go where you want, not where the wind blows you. Start the process on our Learn-to-Sail course and you’ll be on the right track from the very beginning. Also included are the things you’ll need to know in order be safe in a small sailing yacht.

Additional Details:

Zero-to-Hero Option 3 is a composite course. The normal schedule is:

Day    Activity
1        Learn to Sail - practical on the water . Beam Reach
2        Learn to Sail - practical on the water . Tacking, close haul
3        Learn to Sail - practical on the water . Gybing
4        Learn to Sail - practical on the water . Triangular course
5        Inshore Skipper 1 - VHF radio
6        Inshore Skipper 1 - theory . charts and navigation
7        Inshore Skipper 1 - theory . IRPC, bouyage, met
8        Inshore Skipper 1 - practical . navigation
9        Inshore Skipper 1 - practical . boat handling

10      Inshore Skipper 2 - theory . passage planning, safety, engines
11      Inshore Skipper 2 - theory . navigation, collision regs, lights
12      Inshore Skipper 2 - practical . navigation, boat handling
13      Inshore Skipper 2- practical . anchor, mooring, sail trim
14      Inshore Skipper 2 - practical . final assessment.

The schedule may be varied depending on weather and other considerations.

Previous experience: None required

Duration: 14 days

Qualifications: VHF Radio Operators Cert, Yacht Crew, Inshore Skipper 1& 2

What's included: Safety equipment, Instruction, Yacht, Bottled Water, Fuel and Insurance

What's optional: ISSA Log Books

What's required: Sun protection. Sun hat. Shorts that cover the knees when sitting are best. Footwear for on-board tennis shoes / trainers / Crocs. Some people like to use gloves. Lightweight wet weather clothing.

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:
Zero to Hero 'Navigator courses' start on 1st -9th and 15th - 23rd of each month in Phuket

1st - 9th and 23rd 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 60 days early for a great discount!

Zero to Hero 'Navigator courses' start on 7th -17th of each month in Palawan

7th - 17th of every month

Not the right dates for you? Contact us, we can often arrange other dates

Book 60 days early for a great discount!

Private courses are possible if you give us enough time to schedule them in.
Private courses are possible if you give us enough time to schedule them in.

Zero to Hero (Option 3) Course Prices

Location Duration (days) Early Booking Discount Price SPECIAL DISCOUNT
More than 91 Days Before 31-90 Days Before Start Within 30 days of Start Date
Phuket 14 days 51,000THB 56,000THB 61,000THB
Palawan 14 to 16 days 1150 Euros 1300 Euros 1435 Euros
Zero to Hero (Option 3)
Duration: 14 Days