International Qualifications

Whitsunday Sailing School runs all of it's courses under "International Yacht Training" Worldwide. We have chosen to be part of the IYT Group for the following reasons.


Since its inception in 2002, International Yacht Training Worldwide (IYT) has been committed to delivering the world's most advanced sailing education and sailing certification program. Deeply rooted in the professional and recreational marine industry, IYT's founders represent over 30 years of seafaring and yachting leadership and experience — imparting equal parts passion and proficiency. IYT has established a tradition of distinction and innovation as the global leader and most trusted international standard of excellence in yacht training, maritime certification and sailing adventures. With the most internationally recognized boating qualifications worldwide, the organization has been adopted and endorsed by the world's leading regulatory authorities representing the gold standard for marine training; we have a fully approved and internationally recognized BSI QMS in place.


IYT is the only organization to offer such a diverse range of nautical training, and the only company in the world that has authority to issue ICC's on behalf of two different Governments. The insistence on completion of all aspects of the IYT courses ensures individuals develop the skills and competencies to the highest levels of international boating standards. Mark Fry, Founder and Managing Director is proud to make the claim that "International Yacht Training operates more boating courses with more Government approvals, through more schools, in more countries and in more languages than any other boating organization in the world."