Winter Sun Instructor Training Sail, Power, Powerboat & Theory Courses 

We have been training Yachtmasters in the Sun for more than 25 Years!


IYT Instructor Training Courses are mainly run during the off season (October to May) when it is still SUNNY in Tenerife but IYT Schools can spare Instructors to attend the course.

We offer Initial Instructor Courses as well as upgrades to higher levels. 
We train Instructors for all  IYT Recreational Courses 
Sail & Power all levels to IYT Yachtmaster Offshore
Powerboat to IYT RIB Master Instructor
All Courses taught by:

IYT Yachtmaster Offshore Instructor Trainers 





Instructor Approval General Guidelines

Please note that all instructors must be associated with a school.  IYT do not allow freelance instructors.

Recreational courses may be taught in any language.

Instructors will receive an ´IYT Recreational Certificate´ and ´Official Instructor Membership´ Letter listing the courses they are approved to instruct. This list of courses is also available on the instructor´s IYT account profile. Instructor membership is annual and must be maintained in order to remain qualified to instruct and place orders for student certificates.

The Instructor Application can be made once the Instructor Candidate has successfully completed their Instructor Course.  Please note that the fees for your IYT Recreational Certificate & Official Instructor Membership are normally applied for by your own School directly to IYT.  Please refer to the IYT Website for for further information relating to fees.  

Upon Successful completion of your IYT Instructor Course your School can then apply on your behalf to IYT for your Instructor Certificate & IYT Instructor Membership.  If you have any questions about this, then please email me: 

Instructor approval will be determined by evaluating each application on a case-by-case basis. 

IYT accept qualifications from other sailing and boating organisations for instructor certification, but do so on a case-by-case basis. Examples: AMSA, RYA, Sail Canada, US Sailing.


All those who attended our courses last year thoroughly enjoyed & benefited from the course. More emphasis is spent on the practical elements, i.e. first day is in the classroom and the next 3 days are then spent out on the water simultaneously training/assessing a candidate´s abilities. The final day is spent with final admin, which includes showing candidates the relevant IYT Systems.

Providing a candidate has the required theoretical knowledge, practical experience & sea time, it is not always necessary to have the required IYT pre-required certification. John Goode will be in attendance on all Instructor Courses and he can, at his discretion, assess and issue the required certificates at the appropriate level.

If you would like further details on our Instructor Courses please email me:

Below are some of the details of what the course outline is.

Course Duration:  Approx.  40 Hours over 5 days (Monday to Friday)  Venue:  Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain or Your Base Location by special arrangement only.

Dates for Courses:
(Additional courses will be run as required for 2018 subject to demand):

Registration Closes: Monday 16th October
Date of Instr. Cse: Monday Nov 6 – Friday Nov 10
Registration Closes: Monday 13th November
Date of Instr. Cse: Monday Dec 4 – Friday Dec 8
Registration Closes: Monday 11th December 2017
Date of Instr. Cse: Monday Jan 22 – Friday 27 Jan 2018

Club Sail Tenerife reserves the right to amalgamate courses in the event of under subscription.
Maximum 4 Student Instructors
Type of Training CBT:    
Theory in the Classroom & Practical Training onboard our Sailing Yacht or Powerboat. 



This is a certificate of excellence for those candidates who wish to become an IYT Instructor.



A 5/6 day course, first & last day in the classroom, days 2,3 & 4 are practical out on the water, comprising an introduction to the theory of training and competency based practical instructing techniques by all the participants.



The course requires a 100% attendance for all parts of the course, theory and practical.  The course will be carried out over a period of approximately 40 hours and comprise both theory and practical components.



By the end of the course the participants should understand the basic theory and practical application of instructing in a classroom and afloat to the level required of the instructor endorsement being sought.

Each candidate will be required to prepare 20 minute theory & practical lessons on a subject issued to him/her before the class starts.

In addition the final assessment will be based on:

Continuing assessment throughout the course.                                               


Entry Standard:         

For the recommended pre-entry requirements please refer to the IYT Website.  Should you have any further questions regarding eligibility please feel free to contact me:


Price includes: € 1,025 per person

5 days tuition from a qualified IYT Yacht Master Instructor Trainer, use of a sailing yacht for practical elements, including fuel and mooring fees at the Base Marina.   Students may if they so wish stay onboard the Yacht for the Duration of the course.  Transport to and from the classroom on the Theory Days will be provided.  Unfortunately, The Spanish Law prohibits us from collecting students from the airport.  We will provide full joining instructions at the time of booking your course.  

Not included: 

Should you wish to reserve on-shore accommodation please note that this & food is not included.  IYT fees for plastic (credit card style) certificates are purchased at the end of your course.  Your Instructor Certification & Membership is usually done via your school directly through IYT after successful completion of your course.  

We now have firm Winter Dates for upcoming IYT Instructor Courses. All of our courses are attended by the IYT Chief Examiner (Europe) John Goode, who will pass on some of the essential core principles of teaching navigation & seamanship.  Below are some of the informative articles that John Goode has written for various prestigous Yachting Magazines, which you may find useful.  All candidates who attend will be presented with one of John Goode´s famous plotters.

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