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Keeping the Crew Happy !


For several years we've instructed the Caribbean Cruising Certificate LEVEL TWO which is now being replaced by this course.

If you are the holder of a CCC certificate LEVEL TWO you will receive automatically an updated certificate.

The Caribbean Cruising Certificate LEVEL TWO has been introduced by the MSWI in order to set a safety and knowledge standard for people who want to charter a bareboat yacht and is now replaced by the International Bareboat Captain / Skipper because all the IYT schools all over the world are now using this course.

There are only 200 minimum sea miles set to follow the International Bareboat Captain / Skipper course but this is not a beginners course and the recommended entry level requirements are:

have completed the VHF radio operators course, have logged over 200 nautical miles and 10 days at sea before advancing to this level.

You can also start with the CREW course if you are not qualified to do the Captain's licence.


This means that EVERYONE who's thinking about becoming a captain on a bareboat charter yacht in the future and wants to improve his or her sailing skills, can do this course.


A GREAT VACATION COURSE FOR COUPLES !

The basic theory and practical sailing are the same.


About the International Bareboat Captain / Skipper Certificates


( Recreational Certificates )


Learn to be crew a bareboat charter yacht.


This is a seven day bareboat cruising course around the Caribbean Islands.


The BEST way to combine a great sailing vacation with a sailing course and go home with your International Bareboat Crew / Captain / Skipper certificate!

The BEST way to go on a yacht charter vacation with your friends and learn all the skills how to safely captain a bareboat charter yacht in the future !

The BEST way to spend a vacation as a couple and come with two other couples of your best friends !

The BEST way experience a sailing vacation and learn to know other couples during a one week sailing trip !


Please note: a maximum of 6 people in 3 double cabins in allowed on board.

Please contact us for dates and available staterooms if you are not booking a full 6 persons boat!


After successfully completing this one week bareboat cruise, our certified instructor will issue you the International Bareboat Crew / Captain / Skipper (Recreational Certificate).


THIS COURSE IS RECOGNIZED BY THE MAJOR BAREBOAT CHARTER COMPANIES !


This course is also available on a catamaran ( more expensive than a mono hull )


The KEY to safe bareboat chartering


International Bareboat Crew (Power or Sail)

A five day beginners course aimed at increasing a student's knowledge sufficiently to be a watchkeeper or a flotilla skipper on board a bareboat yacht, in fair weather, in daylight hours within sight of land. Recommended entry level requirements: to have successfully completed the International Crew course and the VHF radio operator's course.

Course outline:

Responsibilities of a watchkeeper / flotilla skipper

Man overboard procedures

Charts and chartwork

The magnetic compass

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


International Bareboat Skipper (Power or Sail)

This is not a beginners course and the recommended entry level requirements are to have completed the VHF radio operators course, have logged over 200 nautical miles and 10 days at sea before advancing to this level.

Course outline:

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























BareBoat Crew and Bareboat Captain Courses