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The International Bareboat Skipper course is a five day course, It is not for beginners.
Recommended entry level requirements • VHF maritime radio operators certificate • 200 nautical miles logged • 10 days at sea • 16 years of age or over • The IYT International Crew Certificate or equivalent.
Candidates who do not have 200 nautical miles may take this course and gain miles required to obtain certification during the course.
The International Bareboat Skipper Course consists of Modules 13 – 25 in the IYT International Boating & Sailing Passport (Passport).
This certificate is the level of competence that one needs when chartering a boat in the Mediterranean or West Indies where there are restrictions in terms of cruising area and distance from the base and the vessel has to be safely moored in a marina or anchored before dark.
NOTE ABOUT POWER OR SAIL ENDORSEMENTS: Available in Power or Sail
Those who have obtained the International Bareboat Skipper qualification, can automatically obtain the “International Certificate of Competency” (ICC), provided the student meets the requirements as laid down by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (Resolution 40).
What you Learn
• 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 passage • 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