ISSA Yacht Training Handbooks

Our highly detailed and beautifully illustrated ISSA yacht training handbooks, certificates and posters are available as high quality download PDFs – (hopefully available on main ISSA website in a range of languages).  There are 15 ISSA course handbooks available for purchase.  Check them out and if you want a pdf downloadable copy make your order at our shop. Pay and download in a very short time. If you wish to order a hard copy for your course let us know and we will organise this for you too.

Go to Yacht Training in Asia to find out more about our most popular course, the Zero to Hero. This is an ICC compliant course with the objective of training beginners to become competent inshore skippers in 14 days. The course is widely acclaimed as the best in Asia as students are taught on keelboats, yachts and multihulls. Go to Trip Advisor to check out Sail in Asia Courses.  See what our clients say about us!

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ISSA Yacht Crew Student Textbook

The ISSA Yacht Crew course takes 4/5 days to complete.  Its a 90% practical course aimed at beginners to sailing. The Yacht Crew course is designed to be a fun course which stimulates people to learn how to sail on a variety of vessels. The course ensures that you can sail on all points, by course end and be an active competent crew on a yacht.  The syllabus is outlined on our main yacht training website.  Check out the handbook syllabus for Yacht Crew.  Assessment is by constant assessment, a practical and hopefully not too demanding process.

Our aim is to ensure we train you to sail and to be compliant and aware of the IRPCS, able to interpret Weather forecast Apps, Trim sails on all points of sail and a host of other skills. The good yacht crew is someone who can listen and be an active engaged member of the crew. Teamwork and communication go hand in hand. By course end you will be familiar with your skippers communications to crew. “Stand by to gybe, bare away, head up, luff up, ready to tack, heave to” etc.  Our aim is also to get you really engaged with the sport of sailing and want to do more.

The Yacht Crew Handbook is carefully illustrated so a beginner to sailing can easily appreciate the various chapters that cover the syllabus. Safety being our priority is covered in terms of personal safety, crew safety and boat safety. The sailing skills are again carefully illustrated as are all the other chapters. This is a Millenial Style” book rather than a ‘Sixties style’ textbook that some other systems used.  We want you to access the knowledge easily and not be falling asleep at page 7. The illustrator conveys whats important in each chapter and this is reinforced by succinct notes and explanations.

topics covered include the following:

  • Safety
  • Parts of a boat
  • Handling a boat under sail
  • Berthing Basics
  • Handling a yacht under Power
  • Tides
  • IALA Buoyage
  • Collision Regulations
  • Meteorology
  • Environmentally Responsible Sailing
  • Knots and Sails

 

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ISSA RIB Skipper 1 Student Textbook

The ISSA RIB skipper courses are designed for small and large RIBs. The aim of our courses is primarily education and safety. To obtain a RIB Skipper certification one also needs to have a VHF Radio operators certification and ideally a CENI Test should be taken and passed. Sea users should enroll in the Boat Master Course as a progression from RIB Master as it teaches navigation and a range of other marine topics not covered in the one or two day RIB courses.  Talk to SIA if you want further advice or information.

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ISSA RIB Skipper 2 Student Textbook

The RIB Skipper 2 course includes learning to maneuver two or three different sizes of RIB. There is also some theory, Rules of the Road, Safety, Tides, Basic Chart Work and VHF radio usage. You’ll lean to handle the boat at slow speed and at higher speeds a well as how to anchor and pick up a mooring. MOB is a vital aspect of this course.

The course is usually 3 days as you also need to complete the VHF  radio course.  You also need to have a VHF radio certificate which is  mandatory for RIB Skipper Certification to be authorized.  This is a course that is ideal for Super Yacht Crew. CEVNI Tests are also advisable.

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ISSA Boat Master Course Student Textbook

The ISSA Boat Master Course is for candidates that have crewed on a small boat but have a very elementary understanding of boats. The course covers safety, operational checklists, seamanship topics, IRPCS and launching and recovering small power or sailing yachts.

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ISSA Inshore Skipper Textbook

The ISSA Inshore Skipper textbook is designed for up-skilling a person who has completed an ISSA Yacht Crew course and wants to become an inshore skipper.  Trainee skippers  must have a good understanding of sailing/boat handling, nautical terminology and safety at sea. This handbook goes a long way to providing you with most of the knowledge required to become a proficient skipper.

This is one of ISSA’s most popular courses as it trains you to become a competent skipper.  The course covers a huge range of marine topics both practically and theoretically.  The result is you become a  safe and knowledgeable skipper able to participate in yachting activities and even renting yachts for summer holidays.

The aim of the ISSA Inshore Skipper Textbook is to increase the candidates’ nautical knowledge to competently take on the duties of an Inshore Skipper on board a yacht – in daylight hours in sight of land It is recommended that course duration is 10 days including VHF Radio Training.  Yacht Training in Asia is a truly wonderful activity if you are well prepared and trained, our courses seek to make your training a perfect holiday too.

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ISSA Offshore Skipper Student Textbook

Check out our useful handbook and decide if this is worth purchasing?  We believe that it is a really useful aid to learning that will be of value to aspiring Offshore Skippers.  The ISSA Offshore Skipper Handbook covers the following topics in some detail:

  • Safety
  • IALA Buoyage
  • IRPCS
  • MOB
  • Handling Yacht Under Sail and Power
  • Navigation
  • Tides
  • Secondary Ports
  • Position Fixing
  • Passage Planning
  • VHF radio
  • Electronics
  • Meteorology
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ISSA Motor Yacht Inshore Skipper Student Textbook

The ISSA Inshore Skipper Motor Yacht textbook is designed for up-skilling a person who has completed an ISSA Yacht Crew course and wants to become an inshore skipper.  Trainee skippers  must have a good understanding of motor/boat handling, nautical terminology and safety at sea. This handbook goes a long way to providing you with most of the knowledge required to become a proficient motor yacht skipper.

This is one of ISSA’s most popular motor yacht courses as it trains you to become a competent skipper.  The course covers a huge range of marine topics both practically and theoretically.  The result is you become a  safe and knowledgeable motor yacht skipper, able to participate in yachting activities and even renting yachts for summer holidays.

The aim of the ISSA Inshore Skipper Textbook is to increase the candidates’ nautical knowledge to competently take on the duties of an Inshore Skipper on board a motor yacht – in daylight hours in sight of land It is recommended that course duration is 10 days including VHF Radio Training.  Yacht Training in Asia is a truly wonderful activity if you are well prepared and trained.  Our courses seek to make your motor yacht training, a perfect holiday too.

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ISSA Yacht Master Offshore Student Textbook

The ISSA Yacht Master Offshore is a course aimed at candidates who have completed the ISSA Offshore Skipper Course and have gained years of sailing experience(2800NM). The aim of the course is to increase the candidates’ nautical knowledge to competently take on the duties of a YMO on board a yacht – in daylight hours, at night, in busy sea lanes, or over 150NM offshore.

The ISSA Yacht Master Student Handbook has been put together to ensure prospective students have access to a text with good illustrations, that concisely and accurately represents the knowledge and skills required to participate in this very high level qualification. This comprehensive, high level, shore based and sea based course, includes 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. We strongly advise you to sign up at least 3 months in advance so we can send you our course notes handbook, for revision purposes. (In two weeks it is impossible to cover everything that a Yacht Master should know, understand and be capable of practising). The handbook we provide condenses much of the knowledge required for a YMO aspirant student. YMO’s have a good understanding of sailing / boat handling, nautical terminology and safety at sea. This is a course for recreational and aspiring commercial skippers.  Check out the syllabus and some of the downloads for YMO on this link.

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ISSA VHF Student Textbook

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ISSA Motor Yacht Offshore Skipper Student Textbook

Check out the Content of our popular ISSA Offshore Skipper Motor Yacht Course which contain  a wide range of subjects. Content includes

  • IRPCS
  • Chart Work
  • Modern Electronics
  • Safety
  • Berthing / Anchoring
  • Seamanship
  • Meteorology
  • VHF radio
  • Engines and Electrics
฿700
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ISSA Keelboat Crew Student Textbook

The Keelboat Crew Handbook is the starter course for absolute beginners and the content is aimed at novice sailors. Safety is our primary concern and is carefully covered in this handbook. The syllabus covers the following topics in carefully illustrated and concisely written notes making the series of three books very useful for the modern keelboat sailor. The handbook covers the following subjects for aspiring Keelboat Crew;

  • Safety
  • Parts of a boat
  • Boat handling under sail and power
  • Berthing basics
  • Tides and currents
  • Simple weather
  • IALA buoyage
  • Sail trim
  • Outboard engines
  • Folding sails
  • Basic knots
  • Environmental considerations

The course is 90% practical and is assessed on water. This is a fun course and the handbook is designed with this in mind.

฿700
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ISSA Keelboat Navigator Student Textbook

The ISSA Keelboat Navigator Handbook supports the Keelboat Navigator Course.  Its a two day course for Keelboat Sailors that have spent at least 6 months sailing these vessels. The course covers the following topics;

  • Safety
  • Tides
  • Navigation
  • Iala Buoyage
  • Electronics
  • Environment
  • Anchoring
  • Collision Regulations
  • Simple Electronics and Chart Plotters
฿700
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ISSA Keelboat Skipper Student Textbook

The Keelboat Crew Course has been designed for people who want to sail a boat thats not a sailing dinghy and wet, nor is it a yacht and pretty ponderous and expensive. Keelboats are lively, agile, fun to sail and ideal in light winds because they are so light.  The two day ISSA Keelboat Crew Course was designed by Sail in Asia so that we could teach people in a two day program what usually takes 3 or 4 days on a yacht.

Our expertise in yacht training stretches back nearly 35 years and in that time we have learned a few things. Our Keelboat Crew course handbook is widely acclaimed and is the basis for teaching this course. Have a look at our Keelboat Crew Content page and you will see how comprehensive it is but also how easy it is to access every subject.

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ISSA CEVNI – Eu Code for Inland Waterways

This fifth edition of CEVNI brings together the best practices from the existing traffic regulations of the river commissions and UNECE member States. The new edition updates existing regulations including: the rules of the road, the berthing rules, provisions for small craft, Inland Automatic Identification System (AIS), prevention of pollution of water, as well as introducing a new Annex on a Safety checklist for bunkering fuel.

Our handbook clearly illustrates the rules for inland waterways and the necessity for recreational sailors to have a working knowledge of the rules and have passed the CEVNI Test that is required to use the waterways in Europe.

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