The International Sail and Power Association (ISPA) is a leading nonprofit organization dedicated to the training of both sail and power techniques.See more…
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The Association promotes both sailing and power boating through a coalition with our partners, member clubs and schools. We represent students and instructors alike. We work with governments, experienced sailors with thousands of miles of practical experience and sailing schools to develop courses which are recognized internationally.
ISPA is dedicated to the training of both sail and power operators on the water with an emphasis on safe boat handling and the skillful use of pleasure craft while having fun
Our training programs are designed to ensure that our
students achieve their personal goals, whether that is to safely
experience time on the water with friends and families on the
weekend or to cross the oceans in the search of new adventures.
For more information on Student Training visit our
Learn to Sail section.
Instructors participating in our sailing and power boat
programs come from many diverse backgrounds and have varied
aspirations. Instructors need to have a skill set which they can
adapt to the type of boat and the aptitude of their students.
The first step in teaching within the ISPA system is to become
qualified as a Competent Crew and Day Skipper Instructor, before
moving up to the Yachtmaster Instructor qualification. Both
qualifications can be taken in sail and power, and the
instructor certificate will be endorsed accordingly. Click the
following link for more information on the
ISPA Instructor Program.