Certificates

INTERNATIONAL CREW (POWER OR SAIL)

www.iytworld.com/courses/recreational/introduction-to-boating-international-crew-power-or-sail

This a 5 day course and is an introduction to boating, therefore there are no previous experience requirements. It’s a certificate of excellence for people who wish learn the basics afloat, after this course you can become an active crew member on a power or sailing yacht.
The recommended minimum age to obtain this certification is 16.

YOU WILL LEARN

  • Nautical terminology
  • Safety briefing
  • Passage planning
  • Rope work
  • Basic rules of the road
  • Introduction to weather
  • Basic sail handling
  • Basic handling under power
  • Man overboard procedures
  • Vessel equipment and instruments
  • Engine checks and maintenance
  • Deck seamanship
  • Sailing vessels handling skills
  • Sailing vessels under power
  • Power vessel handling skills
  • Dingy handling under power

CERTIFICATE ENABLES YOU TO
Crew on a vessel up to a maximum length of 78 ft /24 metres
In coastal waters up to 20 miles offshore in daylight hours and
In fair conditions with moderate wind and sea conditions.
It is the level of competence that someone needs either when acting as watchkeeping crew on a yacht and as a skipper of a small yacht (Max.39 ft / 12m.) in protected waters where help is immediately available in calm conditions.

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INTERNATIONAL FLOTILLA SKIPPER (POWER OR SAIL)
https://www.iytworld.com/courses/recreational/international-flotilla-skipper-power-or-sail

This is a five day course aimed at increasing a student’s knowledge sufficiently to be a watchkeeper or a Filotilla skipper. Upon successful completion, you will be able to skipper/charter your own boat under the supervision of a professional Flotilla Leader on another boat. This course automatically qualifies candidates to apply for an ICC”International Certificate of Competency” (ICC).

Recommended entry level requirements are International Crew course and the VHF radio operator’s course, or equivalent experience. The recommended minimum age to obtain this certification is 18.

YOU WILL LEARN

  • Responsibilities of a watchkeeper / flotilla skipper
  • Man overboard procedures
  • Charts and chart work
  • Buoyage
  • Taking over a vessel and vessel checkout
  • Engine, tools, spares, safety equipment
  • Crew safety briefing
  • Galley and provisioning
  • Powerboat handling skills
  • Sailboat handling skills
  • Basic first aid
  • Collision regulations
  • Customs matters and legal requirements
  • Preparing a short passage
  • Anchoring
  • Dingy handling under power

CERTIFICATE ENABLES YOU TO

Command of a vessel up to a maximum length of 78 ft /24 metres as part of a flotilla
In coastal waters up to 20 miles offshore
In daylight hours and in fair conditions with moderate wind and sea conditions
It is the level of competence that someone needs either when acting as watchkeeping crew on a yacht or when being skipper on a vessel as part of a flotilla charter

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INTERNATIONAL BAREBOAT SKIPPER (POWER OR SAIL)
https://www.iytworld.com/courses/recreational/international-bareboat-skipper-power-or-sail

This is a five day course, successful completion of this course will enable candidates to command a sailing vessel with a sail area of greater than 80 square metres/861 square feet.
It is not for beginners, the recommended entry level requirements are; a VHF radio operators certificate and to have logged over 200 nautical miles and 10 days at sea before advancing to this level. The recommended minimum age to obtain this certification is 18.

YOU WILL 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

CERTIFICATE ENABLES YOU TO
Command of a vessel up to a maximum length of 78 ft /24 meters
In coastal waters up to 20 miles offshore
In daylight hours and in fair conditions with moderate wind and sea conditions
The skipper with this certificate of competency is entitle to charter a bareboat up to 24 meters and sail anywhere in the world.

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