ISPA Specialty Programs


ISPA’s Young Mariner’s Programs focus on given youth a chance to be part of a team, learn leadership skills, become more self-confident and increase environmental awareness. History has proven that sail training is an excellent way to train talented and confident leaders.

Our future society will be determined by today’s youth. One of the biggest factors in building a peaceful and stable society depends on whether or not society can train excellent leaders. ISPA hopes that our Young Mariner’s Programs can play a meaningful part in helping to shape our youth.

ISPA develops and operates the Young Mariners Program as a social contribution program that runs both Tall Ship and Keelboat courses for youth.

ISPA Offshore/Ocean Master Certificate

​ISPA Offshore/Ocean Master Certificates of Competence are awarded to candidates who have demonstrated skills, training, experience and competence to safely venture on the high seas as the skipper of a sail or power vessel of more than 12 meters (39 ft) overall length.

ISPA Offshore/Ocean Master Certification is as much about leadership, situational awareness, decision making, resourcefulness, passage planning and vessel preparedness as it is about sailing. Your in-depth understanding of meteorology, electronic navigation, first aid and vessel systems and maintenance is presumed.