International Yacht Training & ICC

Have you ever wanted to work on a large super yacht? Well this is how!

Harbourfront Centre Sailing & Powerboating offers Yachtmaster Certification in conjunction with International Yacht Training of Kelowna, B.C. Successful candidates will be awarded a “Master of Yachts 200 Tons” Certificate of Competency – a commercial endorsement for operating power or sailing vessels at the Mega-Yacht level.

The following programs are extensive theory and practical courses designed to provide the highest standards of marine education for both recreational and professional yachters. Designed for experienced crew with appropriate on-the-water experience.

International Master of Yachts (MOY) 200 Tons – Limited (Offshore) Theory and Practical

For knowledgeable crew with sufficient on-the-water experience. The IYT Master of Yachts Offshore Certificate is a commercial 200 Ton Masters Certificate of Competency for operating vessels, sail or power, up to 150 nautical miles offshore. The course stresses Collision Regulations, Tides & Currents, Meteorology, Coastal Navigation, & Ship’s Business Law. The practical portion involves a 5-day live-aboard session conducted in a salt water and tidal environment. The session consists of 4 days of intensive on-board training, & preparation for a test on the last day. The test is conducted by a certified MCA Examiner. This program is not for the novice who should start their training at the MOY Coastal level or equivalent experience.

Theory Course Fees: $1,795.00
Practical Course Fee: $2,895.00

Start Dates:

  • 28A: Feb 23, 2015
  • 28B: Sept 28, 2015

International Master of Yachts (MOY) 200 Tons – Unlimited (Ocean) Theory and Practical

To gain the IYT Master of Yachts 200 Tons – Ocean Certification, a theory session must be successfully completed. The theory portion comprises 48-hour classroom work including Celestial Navigation and Passage Planning.
Prerequisite: MOY – Limited

Course Fee: $1,695.00 CAD

Start Dates:

  • 30A: Nov 23, 2015

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International Bareboat Skipper and ICC Theory and Practical

This is the next logical step after the Intermediate Cruising Standard, and prepares the individual for expanding their cruising knowledge including renting a boat in Europe, the Caribbean as well as in North America, and includes the International Certificate of Competency (ICC), which is a prerequisite for renting a boat in Europe. This 5 day live aboard course emphasizes Meteorology, Pilotage, the International Collision Regulations, & Boat Handling.

Course Fee: (5 Days, live aboard) $ 1250

Prerequisite: Sail Canada Intermediate Cruising, Coastal Navigation and VHF offered at Harbourfront Centre Sailing and Powerboating

Start Dates: 

  • 10A: Aug. 14, 2015 (2 Weekends, Fri. 6pm – Sun. 5pm)

International Certificate of Competence (ICC) – Theory & Practical

This 16hr course has both a theoretical and practical portion. There will be approximately 13hrs spent in class on theory, and 3hrs on the afloat test. The International Certificate of Competence gives verification of competence for boaters using coastal waters in numerous countries across Europe. We are offering this course through International Yacht Training Worldwide.

Course Fee: (16 hrs) $545  (Includes all material and the IYT processing fee, ICC certificate)

Start Dates:

  • 11A: May 30, 2015 (Sat & Sun 9am-5pm, in class theory and practical afloat test)

International Certificate of Competency (ICC) – Practical Test

This is the afloat test challenge section of the ICC for either Sail or Power. It encompasses the following elements: The Sail Canada Intermediate Cruising plus the Sail Canada Coastal Navigation or equivalent; Leaving the dock, crew briefing, docking procedures and picking up a mooring ball; and Crew Overboard and boat handling.

Course Fee: (3 hrs)  $195

International Certificate of Competency (ICC) – In-Class Theory

This 13 hour theory course refresher derives from the program requirements of the IYT ICC curriculum, including vessel checkout, meteorology, pilotage and passage planning, plus vessel handling. It does not include the practical on water test portion.

Course Fee: (13 hrs)  $445 (includes all material and the IYT processing fee (ICC Certificate)

If you wish to just challenge the ICC Exam, you can! The cost to challenge the exam is $295.

For further information please call Clive at 416-203-3000 or email

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