International Bareboat Skipper course

2nd to 5th March 2020

Intensive training for experienced sailors looking to gain an internationally recognised qualification.  Four-day live-aboard, including night sailing.

Prerequisites:  Completion of theory (approx five hours of eLearning), sufficient sailing experience (submission of a sailing resume and/or experience statement).  Ideally VHF license, although this can be gained concurrently.

Course Outline

  • Responsibilities of a bareboat skipper
  • Crew safety checks
  • Hull and rig checks
  • Machinery and systems checks
  • Fuel and water capacity and range
  • Menus and quantities
  • Float plan
  • Sources of meteorological information
  • Weather patterns
  • Sea and land breezes
  • Cloud types and formations
  • Pilotage and passage planning
  • Considerations when planning a passage
  • Routine for navigating a coastal passagesailing skippers qualification
  • Passage strategy
  • Port regulations, customs, immigration
  • Pilotage plans
  • Vessel handling in confined quarters
  • Mooring, anchoring, coming alongside
  • Ropes, knots, care and use of lines
  • General deck work
  • Tides and currents theory
  • Tidal heights, springs and neaps
  • Rule of “twelfths”
  • Position fixing, running fixes
  • Plotting the effect of tides and currents
  • Collision regulations
  • Lights, shapes and sounds
  • Application of the regulations
  • Advanced dingy handling

See more at International Yacht Training Bareboat Skipper

Course held aboard one of our Raven 31s with a 3:1 instructor ratio.  Cost is $1,490 per sailor.

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