The SimpleSail Company is an authorized partner of IYT Worldwide (https://www.iytworld.com/schools) in Montenegro, which trains skippers of sailing and motor yachts. IYT Worldwide is one of the world's leading training systems. Skipper licence from IYT is recognized by most of major charter companies in more than 50 countries around the world.
We have 3 different courses: Competent Crew, Bareboat Skipper, Offshore Sailing. Bareboat Skipper (BSS) is the most popular program, which, in case of passing theory and practical exams, gives you a certificate that allows self-freight (bareboat charter) of sailing yachts (up to 24m) within 20NM from the shore in a good weather.
Theoretical part of the course is carried out in the classroom in Muo (next to Kotor), Montenegro. Practical part takes place on the board of sailing and motor yachts in the waters of Montenegro during 1-2 weeks. Moreover, SimpleSail offers several advanced training programs, including voyages to Croatia, Italy and Greece.
In addition to the basics of controlling, mooring, anchoring and operating of sailing and motor yachts, BSS training program includes:
- - Marine terminology and safety technique;
- - The International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (COLREG);
- - The principles and rules of interaction with immigration control and custom services, insurance companies;
- - "Nautical" English and the Law of the Sea Convention (UNCLOS);
- - Radio, communication with port services and other vessels;
- - Mapping, navigation and determination of own location;
- - Work with tacking, standing gears, mooring lines, bends and ropes;
- - Work with sails: basic skills and rules on practice;
- - Training of a maneuver "Man overboard!" and first aid;
- - Basics of meteorology and planning of crossings;
- - Taking over the charter yacht, inspection of yachting systems;
- - Understanding of the responsibility of the skipper.
- - and many others features …
SimpleSail's crew contains of friendly and sociable instructors with many years of seamanship experience. In spite of the complexity and intensity of the course, our students learn the material easily and successfully pass all exams in the most cases.
Welcome to the world of yachting!