Intermediate

IYT Fast-Track International Bareboat Skipper 

SUMMARY:

No of Days: 12 Days, 11 night live aboard (All breakfasts, lunches and 5 evening meals onboard)

Price: $3,995

Exam: 1 written exam and 1 practical

Qualification: IYT Bareboat Skipper 

Always wanted to charter and command your own sailing boat for your private sailing vacation with family and friends? Would you like to learn these skills in a sunny, safe and relaxed environment? Then this is the course for you!

Our 12 day IYT Fast-track to Bareboat Cruising course combines the IYT courses right from Introduction to Crew Training right to International Bareboat Skipper to become a confident and certified skipper in a very limited time frame. Through the fast-track to International Bareboat Skipper you will learn how to become a competent captain in a fun and safe environment. Completing this course will result in an internationally recognized IYT certification to skipper a keelboat or catamaran (if training is done on such) up to 78 feet in length during a multi-day cruise.

 You do not need any prior certification to complete this IYT Fast-track to International Bareboat Skipper. Any experience on boats will help towards this successfully completing this course, if you have no prior sailing experience it will be a tough course but with preparation of the theory before hand and a motivated attitude it can certainly be done! If you feel unsure if this course is suitable for you please contact us with any questions, we are very happy to tailor-make this experience for you, some previous students have booked the course with 2 weeks sailing, so they get more practical practice time and build their confidence.

Our professional IYT certified instructors are patient and have a lot of experience, they will teach you’ in a relaxed and friendly way. From the moment you step aboard you will be encouraged to play an active part on the boat together with the other students

 

COURSE DETAILS

- 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    

Please download your course notes here (1 & 2 below), we advise that you have read Course notes 1, before you join your course, this will really help you get the best out of the practical sailing)

Course notes 1 (International Crew Training)

Course notes 2 (International Bareboat Skipper)

WHAT TO PACK

Sailing means living in close quarters so please try to travel light. Please do not bring any hard, big suitcases with wheels that are difficult to store. A backpack or sports/duffel bag would be best. 

Some recommendations on what to bring aboard:

  • Comfortable airy clothes  (t-shirt & shorts advised. Long sleeves if you want to cover up from the sun when stood at the helm)
  • Deck or soft shoe
  • Sunglasses, hat and sunscreen/block 
  • Mosquito spray 
  • Bathing suit 
  • Wash kit 
  • Towel
  • Travel insurance 
  • A logbook to sign of your sailing miles
  • (And dollars- ATMs aren't very reliable)

 

Relaxing after a hard days sailing

Relaxing after a hard days sailing

CERTIFICATE LIMITATIONS  

Command of 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

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. (For sailing in other parts of Europe you will need your IYT ICC license - please ask us for more information)


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