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Course program

The training program is modular, which allows us to consistently, step by step, improve our yacht management skills, from beginner to expert.
The entire course, from INTERNATIONAL CREW (Member of the Crew) to the International Bareboat Captain / Skipper (Captain / Cox), takes 17 modules, the content of which is indicated below.
The time you spend on learning how to manage a yacht depends more on you. Our recommendation is not to set records in the speed of learning, but to try to get more good marine practice, reinforcing the acquired skill with theory and information that you can learn from training videos and literature. Therefore, even choosing the most popular, two-week course - a training trip on a yacht in the Mediterranean, you should prepare for it even at home! You are quite able to independently learn how to knit the main sea knots, remember what is Latitude and Longitude, and tighten up your English ...

Welcome to the fascinating world of yachting!

 

MODULE 1
THEORY - SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Introductory course on yachting safety. Life jackets, life rafts, fireworks, first aid kit, fire extinguishers, safety harnesses.
The main yacht equipment: latrines, water pumping and water pumps, galley and gas cylinders, batteries, cabin lighting, household equipment.
Yacht clothing and shoes. Protection of the body of the yachtsman from overheating and hypothermia.
Motion sickness (motion sickness). Methods and means of preventing and reducing exposure.
What can and can not do on board the yacht.
SWIMMING PLANNING
Short instruction on swimming. Acquaintance with the map, the influence of tides and currents, taking into account weather forecasts, determining safe rates.
What you need to follow on the yacht and what to look for.
Monitoring compliance with the swimming plan.
PRACTICE
GOOD BUSINESS
Cranking the cables into the bay.
Nodes: "eight", bayonet (bayonet with two shlagami), lamellar.
Safe handling of winches.
SHORT OUTPUT UNDER SAILS
Work with sails, setting and cleaning the sails. Winches, boom and other dangerous items on the yacht. Understanding and execution of commands when tacking and fordeving.
Approach to the pier and departure from the pier, anchorage, "man overboard".
Safety at sea, monitoring the environment, general duties on the yacht, control of the yacht using the steering wheel.
International crew member (modules 2-6)

 

MODULE 2
THEORY
SEA TERMINOLOGY
Types of yachts, parts of yachts, equipment name.
Life jackets, fireworks, life rafts, first aid kit, fire extinguishers, safety harnesses, VHF radio stations.
Relative directions: back and forth, on the bow — on the beam — on the stern, on the left along the board — on the right along the board, from the windward — with a lee.
GOOD BUSINESS
Repetition of the passed: "eight", bayonet, lamellar knot.
New nodes: straight (reef), flat bayonet, clew, arbor.
BASIC RULES FOR THE DISTRIBUTION OF SHIPS
The prevention of collisions between sailing vessels, sailing and motor, motor vessels.
Right-hand traffic on the ship's course, milestones, buoys, fairway fencing systems.
INTRODUCTION TO METEOROLOGY
Sources of weather forecasts.
The importance of weather conditions for yachtsmen. To sail or not?
SAILS AND SETTING OF SAILS
Explanation of the principle of the sail.
Parts of the sail and terminology.
Rigging: standing and running.
YACHT MANAGEMENT UNDER THE MOTOR
Accounting for wind, tides and currents.
Basics of yacht management.
FIRST EXIT PLANNING
Discussion of the first release. Maps, tide tables, weather forecast.



MODULE 3
PRACTICE
SAFETY ON BOARD AND RESCUE EQUIPMENT
Place of storage and use: life jackets, fireworks, life raft, first aid kits, fire extinguishers, safety harnesses, VHF radio stations.
What can and can not do on board the yacht.
Incidents: man overboard, fire, water intake, etc.
SHIP EQUIPMENT AND INSTRUMENTS
VHF radio, echo sounder, log, GPS receivers, radar.
Dinghy, his launching and lifting, repair and maintenance.
INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE OF THE ENGINE
The level and quality of oil and coolant. Tension and condition of belts.
A set of tools and spare parts for servicing the engine.
Visual inspection of the engine for health.
Clean and tidy in the engine compartment.
GOOD MARITIME PRACTICE
Order on deck and below deck.
Proper handling of the ends and fenders.
Mediterranean mooring (bow and stern to the pier).
SAILS AND SAIL MANAGEMENT
Twist of the jib.
DEVELOPMENT OF YACHTED ENGINE MANAGEMENT SKILLS
The effect of the screw on the front and back.
The effect of the steering wheel, the joint action of the steering wheel and the screw.
The passage of the triangular distance.

 

MODULE 4
THEORY
BASES OF MARITIME
Seaworthiness of the vessel, stability factors.
Types of cables, their features, quality and scope.
Stamps and splash.
RULES OF SWIMMING
Introductory course on navigation lights, signs and beeps.
SEA CARDS AND COMPASS
Using the compass.
The course of the vessel, the definition of bearings on objects.
Determination of location on the map and bearings.
Compass course, distance and estimated time of arrival.
Factors affecting the course. Wind drift and currents.
SAILS AND SAIL MANAGEMENT
Types of sails. Storm staysail, Trisel. Their device and use.
Front sail selection.
MARITIME CODE OF CONDUCT, TRADITION AND LABEL
Rules of conduct in marinas and anchorages, neighboring vessels, to avoid unnecessary noise.
Safety of the vessel and crew.
Responsibility of the captain and his authority.
Duties and responsibilities of crew members.

 

MODULE 5
PRACTICE
SAFETY ON SHIP
Location of holes and kingstones in the case. Their check.
Emergency lights and engine beeps.
Emergency stop of the working engine, stopping the supply of fuel.
DECK WORKS
Departure from berthing facilities and approach to them: to the berth wall, to the buoy, etc.
SAILS AND WORK WITH SAILS
Laying sails, raising and lowering sails, grooving.
Setting sails, the interaction of the grotto and the staysail.
Setting the sails, the effect of the tension of the files, the Cunningham guy line, the boom guy, the grotto tension.
Fine tuning of the sails.
YACHT MANAGEMENT SKILLS UNDER ENGINE AND SAILS
Permanent course, ghosting and beating away, tacking, full courses, turns, roll and trim.
Walking on a triangular distance.
Swimming on the compass course.
Drifting
Man Overboard, anchoring, mooring using muring.



MODULE 6
THEORY AND PRACTICE
DINGS (yacht boat)
Types dinghy, their advantages and disadvantages.
Dinga engines (two-stroke, four-stroke).
Engine refueling, spare parts, maintenance.
Security Tools.
Crew safety
Operation dinghy. Maximum load, weight distribution, stability, balance.
OPERATION DINGS
Security check.
Control with the help of oars, engine and sails (if any).
Compass course.
Safety - safe swimming in places for swimming, monitoring of the environment, safe speed in places of anchorages.
Launching, rising out of the water, laying on the deck.
Transfer from the dinghy to the yacht or jetty and back.
Landing on the beach.
Manage dingy based on the effects of wind and current.
INTERNATIONAL CREW RANK TEST
Test of knowledge of the theory.
Demonstration of practical yacht management skills.
Radio Operator (Module 7)



MODULE 7
THEORY AND PRACTICE
Fundamentals of radio theory.
Equipment.
Standard phrases radio.
The need for licensing.
VHF radio station.
SSB / BF radio.
The procedure for establishing radio communications.
Emergency radio communication.
GMDSS (Global Maritime Distress and Safety System).
EPIRB (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon) and SART (Search and Resque Radar Transponder).
Satellite communication.
International Bareboat Watchkeeper / Basic Flotilla Skipper (Modules 8 - 12)

 

MODULE 8
THEORY
RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE WATCH
The need to be rested and attentive.
Navigation duties.
When to call the captain?
CARDS AND WORK WITH THEM
Map types, symbols, hazards, depths, navigation signs.
Navigation techniques, position lines, transit lines (alignment and enclosing bearings), course laying, numbering.
Briefly about accounting for tides, currents and wind drift.
Observations, the method of 3 bearings, the accuracy of observacii, the use of isobaths.
GPS, DGPS and other electronic navigation tools.
COMPASS AND GROUND MAGNETISM
Types of compasses, their use.
Declination, deviation, introduction of amendments.
Courses. True and magnetic.
CASES AND NAVIGATION SIGNS
Pilot method of navigation.
Areas A and B according to the classification of the IALA.
Cardinal system.

 

MODULE 9
PRACTICE
SAFETY SWIMMING
Nautical charts and benefits.
Sources of meteorological information.
GALLEY
Food and domestic life.
Propane / butane.
Cooking on the go.
Balanced diet.
SAILBOAT MANAGEMENT SKILLS
Taking reefs.
Storm sails.
Spinnaker, gennaker, blade, etc.
Corrugation with twist.
Swimming with a small crew.
Torsion and fordevind turns.
Approach to the pier under the motor.
Approach to the mooring buoy under the motor and under sail.

MODULE 10
THEORY
FIRST AID
First Aid Kit.
Cuts, wounds, burns, fractures, etc.
Stopping bleeding.
Shock.
Hazards from cold and heat.
Heart attack, punch.
Loss of consciousness.
Request for assistance by radio.
COLLISION PREVENTION
International rules for preventing collision of ships and other (local) rules.
Responsibility, definitions.
Lights, signs and signals.
Rules № 4-19 МПСС-72.
CUSTOMS, OFFICIAL ORGANIZATIONS AND CODE OF CONDUCT
Yacht registration, insurance, property rescue and duty of care.
Customs services, immigration services, ship role, etc.
Flags, pennants and other signs.
The rules of good tone. Prevention of noise, politeness towards others, control of environmental pollution.

 

MODULE 11
PRACTICE
SWIMMING PLAN
Preparation of the navigation plan, anchorage selection, navigation in short voyages.
Distribution of duties between crew members.
SHORT OUTPUT
Preparing for bad weather conditions. Thunderhead.
Tactics of swimming in bad weather conditions.
Actions in the conditions of limited visibility.
Radio talks when entering the port.
Warnings of collisions with other vessels in navigation.
SKILLS MANAGEMENT SKILLS
Anchorage. Use multiple anchors.
On the rocks. Problems and solutions.

MODULE 12
THEORY AND PRACTICE / EXAMINATION
TITLE EXAMINATION International Bareboat Watchkeeper / Basic Flotilla Skipper
The test of the theory.

MODULE 13
Demonstration of practical ship management skills.
International Certificate of Competency (ICC)

Currently, the ICC is assigned only to citizens of Great Britain and Ireland.
The training program for cadets, citizens of Ukraine, is not included.

International Bareboat Captain / Skipper (Modules 14 - 17)

MODULE 14
THEORY
ACCEPTANCE OF SHIP, EXIT
Inspection of hull, spar and rigging.
Check equipment and power plant.
Check devices.
Check rescue equipment.
Spare parts, tools and equipment.
Fuel and water
Provinces. Quantity and composition.
Swimming plan approved by the responsible person ashore.
THE THEORY OF TIDES / FLUSHES AND TIDE FLOWS
Causes of occurrence.
Tide height
Ebb and flow. Spring and Quadrature.
Using calendars, tide tables, tidal atlases, tidal "rhombuses".
Primary and secondary ports.
Rule "Twelfth"
WORK WITH THE CARD
Repeating location and heading methods.
Course, offsetting demolition over.
Effect of ebbs and flows. Their account.



MODULE 15
PRACTICE
SHIP ACCEPTANCE
Checking the body of the mast and rigging.
Check equipment and engine.
Check devices.
Check rescue equipment.
Fuel and water.
RESPONSIBILITIES OF CAPTAIN
Interaction with the crew.
Distribution of duties of crew members.
SEAMANSHIP
Works on deck.
Ropes, knots and splash. Use of various cables and care of them.
MANAGEMENT OF SHIP
Anchoring, mooring to the buoy, man overboard.
Approach to the pier and departure from the pier.
Management of the yacht in narrow places.
Mooring to the pier when flowing along the pier and across.

MODULE 16
THEORY
METEOROLOGY
Sources of meteorological information.
Weather patterns Baric and frontal systems.
Sea and coastal breezes, anabatic and katabatic winds.
Formation and types of clouds.
Precipitation and fog.
LOTS AND PLANNING
Loths, almanacs and other sources of information.
The circumstances that should be considered when planning a voyage.
Navigation plan for coastal navigation.
Navigation strategy, easy-to-navigate "windows" at high tide, etc.
Port rules and reporting requirements.
Swimming plan
RULES FOR PREVENTION OF COLLISION OF COURTS
Review of rules for preventing collisions of ships.
Lights, signs and beeps.
Application of the rules.

MODULE 17
THEORY AND PRACTICE / EXAMINATION
International Bareboat Captain / Skipper Title Exam
Written exam on theory.
Demonstration of practical yacht management skills.