The Asian Yachtmasters courses are set up so pupils can achieve the following standard - Demonstrate that they know what they should be doing on a yacht and can do it to the required standard, so that, they can go away and in their own time, practice to become more proficient.
The International Levels of Competency have been introduced to help participants set and reach some achievable yacht handling targets thereby getting the most from the sport, whatever you're choice of yacht (Sail S.Y. or Motor M.Y.) maybe. They have been designed as a progressive training scheme, where the basic techniques are first mastered then the more advanced skills are introduced
The two Asian Yachtmasters (Sail and Motor Yacht) are designed to cater for a wide range of pleasure boats. Anything from sailing a dinghy or traditional open-day boat to coastal cruising yachts with accommodations and mega-yachts used for over-night passages or ocean racing purposes.
There is a Introduction to Sailing course and three levels of qualifications from Day-Shipper to Offshore Yachtmaster are awarded based on:
As we are now reaching the higher levels of yacht handling ability it is necessary to show a level of practical proficiency in the subjects covered by the AY Syllabus.
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Students who have successfully obtained a Yachtmaster - Certificate of Competency are being recognized by many commercial maritime service boards by awarding the equivalent Coxswain and Master Class V Sailing School Vessel (SSV) qualifications.
This allows successful AY Certificate Holders to charter yachts become paid skippers and crew on yachts (in some country's), do yacht deliveries and enable some exchange of Instructors, Coaches and Examiners between country's for those who wish to travel abroad.
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