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About Sail In Asia
Sail In Asia is International Yacht Training (IYT)'s premier sailing school in Asia and is located in the beautiful and unspoilt Ao Yon Bay. We specialise in recreational sailing courses, with our 14-day Zero-to-Hero course by far our most popular which covers 4 internationally recognised certifications and enables graduates to charter in most countries. We offer many shorter courses that cater for all. Many of our students continue with their sailing career across the globe after learning with us! Our fleet means we take people on trips to islands with a choice from our trimaran (6-8 passengers; good for families), our 36ft racing yachts (5-7; good for adults), or our 26ft sports yachts (2-4; good fun). Send us an email or come and chat to us to find out which is best for you! As the only IYT school in Asia able to train instructors you can rely on us to provide you with excellent skippers who can do it all or teach you as you sail around our beautiful islands. Check out our website.
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Nidge2013 wrote a review 19 May
Hamburg, Germany5 contributions3 helpful votes
Sail in Asia Phuket, Zero to Hero Thanks to Mike, Dan, John, Jum, Sun, Noon and Cum plus anyone else i might of forgotten to mention by name. For a fantastic 14-day intensive (it was intensive!) course. I was in a brilliant group of 5 Wanna Be Skippers, which just made it even better we got on great as a team from day one. The training took advantage of the weather conditions, using the mornings or afternoons of light winds to be in the classroom doing the theory and then straight out on to to one of the many training boats for some practical tuition when the wind picked up. We started learning some of the practical skills on the smaller Platus, had a day on the Trimaran and then onto Farr racing cruisers. On the 13th day, we divided into two groups of 3 and did a day trip to Mai Thon Island with Dan (Dan is a great trainer ) helping on the boat of two and Cum on our boat who just let us get on with it, although always there in case of a problem. One problem did occur trying to moor on to the anchor bouy at Mai Thon Island! No problem for Cum who sorted it out straight away. A note about the theory: Mike is very progressive and is into using all available technology i.e apps Navionics Windy etc. and got to check weather conditions every day and plot routs. This I found positive as this is obviously, the way forward. We did how ever do quite a lot of traditional chart passage planning work as well, Dead Reckoning / Estimated positioning calculations using Almanacs / Diamond Tidal tables etc. You might ask what happened to 14,,,,,no wind, in a couple of days it should pick up again another day trip is on the cards, So, remember allow a few extra days on the end of your trip to Ao Yon Bay...happy sailing and good winds. Completed day 14 ,,,another great day with a sail to Ko Lon, just the four now Day Skippers, with no additional help from a trainer or anyone else...we made it there for lunch and back in time for a few late afternoon beers ! Would I recommend the Zero to Hero ? YES, AN INTENSIVE FUN PACKED ADVENTURE.
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Date of experience: May 2022
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jayxu wrote a review Feb 2022
Paris, France10 contributions7 helpful votes
I really enjoyed my experience with Sail in Asia sailing school. I not only successfully completed my bare boat captain licence, but more importantly the entire experience has been nothing short of amazing. Shout out to Adam and Mike, my instructors, who have made this experience possible.
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Date of experience: February 2022
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Lionel wrote a review Jan 2022
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I had a great experience at SIA at Ao Yon Bay. Lots of practical sailing time coupled with focussed classroom learning. Mike, Dan and Dom made sure that everyone was comfortable and understood the syllabus. I consider myself very lucky to have coursemates who were extremely supportive- this course is really about having fun while learning. Jum went out of her way to help us as well, helping us to buy stuff for our boat, hire motorbike for our errands and giving advice about visa renewals, etc. Special thanks to Dan for the trouble he went through to bring us on a dive trip after the course. We had a great time even though the rough seas prevented us from diving in the good sites. Special thanks also to the support team who daily helped us to drag our dinghy up the beach! Especially to Zhan who helped us to climb our mast to drop a line for our broken lazy jack lines. You really can't go wrong with SIA- I can't recommend this school enough.
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Date of experience: December 2021
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charlie182 wrote a review Oct 2021
Essen, Germany8 contributions9 helpful votes
Spent two amazing weeks in Ao Yon Bay to get my IYT Skipper license. I was very pleased with Mike and his team at Sail in Asia. The setting is fantastic, a great place to learn how to sail or even just spend the day.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Filip С wrote a review Aug 2021
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Mike, jum and company are amazing. Have nothing but positive experience. Mike and his team are very professional and competent. Safety is their number one priority. Highly recommend! Did zero to hero sail course!
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Date of experience: August 2021
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