This is a five day course aimed at increasing a student’s knowledge suﬃciently to be a watchkeeper or a flotilla skipper on a live-aboard sail boat.
The recommended entry level requirements for the IYT International Flotilla Skipper course, are the IYT International Crew Course and the IYT Marine Communications VHF/SRC radio operator’s course. The candidate should be 16 years of age or over.
Anyone who wants to join a 'Flotilla' - a group of boats - enabling one to learn in a fun and exciting way how to confidently skipper a yacht for the very first time. The flotilla sails together along a set route, with a “lead boat” in charge, overseeing the safety of all the boats where all the boats are within range of a VHF radio call if required.