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MASTER OF YACHT

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Course Description

A comprehensive course consisting of six days for power which includes the practical on the water examination. The course covers subjects such as navigational charts and publications, dead reckoning and estimated position, position fixing, tides, tidal levels and data, pilotage, safety at sea, meteorology and much more. The Master of Yachts Coastal Course also covers such practical seamanship skills as ropework, anchor work, boat handling, docking, yacht presentation, navigation, passage planning and much more.

Limitations

Master of <24m vessel up to 60 nautical miles offshore

Chief Mate of 500 ton vessel up to 60 nautical miles offshore

Chief Mate of 200 ton vessel up to 150 nautical miles offshore

Requirements

Candidates should be 18 years of age or older.

One must hold or obtain a Marine Communications VHF-SRC Radio Operators certificate.

One must hold or obtain all STCW’95 certificates. STCW certificates must be valid (not expired). If STCW Safety Training is taken after January 1, 2014 the new Proficiency in Maritime Security Awareness is also required

Candidates must provide documented proof of 25 days and 800 miles at sea including two days as watch leader/skipper and 12 hours underway on watch at night.

Candidates may sit the course prior to obtaining the minimum sea time. However, they will not be issued their Master of Yachts Coastal/Mate 200 Tons certificate until all the requirements have been met

Time Table

Course Name Hours
Chart-work Instruments, Charts & Publications N/A
Latitude & Longitude N/A
Direction, Time, Speed & Distance N/A
Variation, Deviation & The Magnetic Compass N/A
Position Fixing N/A
Dead Reckoning & Estimated Position N/A
Chartwork, Plotting & Ships Log N/A
Tides N/A
Currents N/A
Course To Steer To Counteract A Current N/A
Pilotage & Passage Planning N/A
Meteorology N/A
Electronic Navigation Aids N/A
International Regulations for Preventing N/A
Collisitons At Sea N/A
Use of VHF Radio N/A
Safety At Sea N/A
Sea Survival N/A
Anchors & Anchoring, Mooring Alongside N/A
Preparation For Sea-Check Lists N/A

Course Description

The IYT Master of Yachts Limited 200 Tons course has become the most globally accepted course for the operation of commercial yachts up to 200 tons. Recognition by 25 governments has placed IYT MOY 200 Ton accreditation at the top as the global standard of certification.

It is important to understand that an IYT certificate is a qualification that can be used across the globe.

The program consists of a theory course and a liveaboard practical course. Each course stands alone and can be taken individually, however, the theory course must be successfully completed prior to taking the practical liveaboard course. They do not necessarily have to be completed in immediate succession; however, it is recommended in order to retain as much information before the final on-board examination

The theory course is a seven-day comprehensive high-level shore-based course with assessment papers and written examinations. Candidates are advised that a considerable amount of private study and varied cruising experience is required in addition to the formal instruction provided.

The liveaboard (power or sail) practical course is a five-day course covering seamanship skills including ability to command and situational awareness.

Limitations

Master of 200-ton vessel up to 150 nautical miles offshore

Chief Mate of 500-ton vessel up to 150 nautical miles offshore

Chief Mate of 200-ton vessel all oceans

OOW (Officer of the Watch) of a 500-ton vessel all oceans

Requirements

One must hold or obtain a Marine Communications VHF-SRC Radio Operators certificate.

One must hold or obtain all STCW Basic Safety certificates. If STCW Safety Training is taken after January 1, 2014 the new Proficiency in Maritime Security Awareness is also required

Candidates must provide documented evidence of boating experience as stated below:

Logged 50 days on board a yacht at sea as an active crew member on watch. For the purpose of this requirement, a day is defined as a period of 24 consecutive hours.

The term “at sea” is defined as being on a vessel outside of any harbor – natural or artificial – in which a cruising yacht could secure or anchor for a prolonged period of time

Logged 3,000 miles in a yacht while cruising at sea (power or sail). This must be on genuine cruises or passages, not short-day trips. The candidate must have considerable time of actual vessel handling.

Thirty hours on watch at night underway as an active member of a yacht’s crew.

A current medical fitness examination and a colour blindness eyesight examination, which allows the participant to safely perform the relevant duties on a yacht. Medical/eyesight examinations are valid for a period of two years.

Time Table

Course Name Hours
Chartwork instruments N/A
Charts, latitude and longitude N/A
Distance, speed, time & direction N/A
The magnetic compass, variation& deviation N/A
Position lines and position fixes N/A
Dead reckoning and estimated positions N/A
Tides N/A
Currents N/A
Course to steer to counteract a current N/A
Meteorology N/A
Pilotage N/A
Passage planning N/A
Electronic navigation aids N/A
International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (COLREGS) N/A
Ships construction N/A
Ship stability & drydocking N/A
Ropework N/A
Towing N/A
Anchoring N/A
Emergency procedures N/A
Ships power plant N/A
General Maritime Law N/A

Course Description

The IYT Master of Yachts Unlimited certificate is a qualification that indicates that the holder has sufficient knowledge of celestial navigation to navigate globally using a sextant and to plan, undertake and manage an ocean passage together with a comprehensive understanding of the factors involved with regards to routing and meteorology.

The course consists of six days of astronavigation and worldwide meteorology. A thorough knowledge of all subjects covered in the IYT Master of Yachts Limited course is assumed. There will be a final written examination on the last day of the course

this out of sight of land requirement can be satisfied 20 miles or more from a shore line.
It is expected that a passage plan be made for that voyage, which would subsequently be used in the course for review and debriefing purposes leading to improvements by the final theory exam

Limitations

Master of 200-ton vessel all oceans

Chief Mate of 500-ton vessel up to 150 nautical miles offshore

Chief Mate of 200-ton vessel all oceans

OOW (Officer of the Watch of a 500-ton vessel all oceans).

Requirements

IYT Worldwide MOY Unlimited Program is restricted to current holders of a valid IYT Worldwide MOY Limited Certificate.

Note that we will also accept an MCA stamped Notice of Eligibility (NOE)

A current physical/medical, which must include eyesight and color blindness check.

Prior to taking the course the candidate MUST have undertaken either two trips of 250 miles, or one trip of 500 miles out of sight of land. To cover those areas where this may be difficult, i.e., the Mediterranean or Caribbean; this out of sight of land requirement can be satisfied 20 miles or more from a shore line.
It is expected that a passage plan be made for that voyage, which would subsequently be used in the course for review and debriefing purposes leading to improvements by the final theory exam.

It is strongly preferred that the passage(s) be carried out prior to the course being taken (but that it may be done after the course with extenuating circumstances).

Time Table

Course Name Hours
The earth and the celestial sphere N/A
The PZX triangle N/A
The sextant N/A
Measurement of time N/A
Meridian altitudes N/A
Sun sights N/A
Planet sights N/A
Starlight planning N/A
Straights N/A
The pole stars N/A
Moon sights N/A
Compass checking N/A
Satellite navigation systems N/A
Great circle sailing N/A
Meteorology N/A
Passage planning N/A