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Bareboat Skipper Info2019-10-11T20:01:07+07:00

IYT International Bareboat Skipper (Sail)

Bareboat Skipper Info

International Bareboat Skipper (Sail) This is a 6 day course which is not for beginners and the recommended requirements are a VHF radio operators certificate, and to have logged over 200 nautical miles and 10 days at sea before being certified at this level.

The recommended minimum age to obtain this certification is 16.

Obtaining this certificate through an IYT partner school who has been approved by IYT to offer the “International Certificate of Competency” to their candidates automatically qualifies for an ICC which is required to charter a vessel in most European countries.

** For those Students that do not already hold a current Radio Operators Certificate we offer the option to obtain, at a reduced price of 6,000THB, the Compulsory VHF/SRC Radio Operators License during the 11 day course.

Certificate Recommendations

  • Command of a vessel up to a maximum length of 78 ft /24 metre
  • In coastal waters up to 20 miles offshore
  • In daylight hours and in fair conditions with moderate wind and sea conditions

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

Pattaya or Phuket?

The biggest driver for choosing one location over another will be the course schedule dates. We have offset the starting date of the course at each location in order to offer students more flexibility in starting dates.

Whether you attend our Sailing School in Phuket or Pattaya, the course curriculum, structure and qualification obtained are the same.

The primary difference between Pattaya and Phuket is that at our Sailing School in Phuket the course fee includes residence-style, shared twin room accommodation and meals, whereas in Pattaya the student is required to provide their own accommodation and meals.

Prerequisites

  • Minimum 16 years old
  • Physically fit
  • VHF/SRC Radio Operators License (** see above)
Duration : 6 days

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Course Details

Day 1 Classroom

  • Responsibilities of the Skipper and Watch keeper, Meteorology, Chartwork
  • Lunch
  • Passage planning, Colregs

Day 2

  • Close quarters maneuvering and docking, picking up a mooring,
  • Lunch on board
  • Steering a compass course, tacking & gybing, reefing for heavy weather, Berthing

Day 3

  • Ready boat
  • Depart the Marina for Local Island Colregs, compass fixes, introduction to charts, tacking & gybing
  • Lunch on board
  • Sail drills, anchoring – knots, dinghy use
  • Dinner On Board
  • Introduction to Night sailing

Day 4

  • Breakfast on board
  • Ready boat
  • Colregs, compass fixes, charts, bouyage, colregs, tacking & gybing
  • Lunch on board
  • Sail drills, anchoring – knots, dinghy use
  • Dinner on board

Day 5

  • Breakfast on board
  • Ready boat
  • Tacking & Gybing
  • Lunch on board
  • Sail drills, anchoring – knots, dinghy use Skipper Exam onboard
  • DinnerAshore

Day 6

  • Breakfast on board
  • Depart
  • Sailing drills students alternating roles, verbal revision for exam
  • Return to the  Marina
  • Final exam
  • Disperse
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