The Bareboat Cruising graduate will have successfully demonstrated the ability to skipper and crew an inboard auxiliary powered cruising sailboat within sight of land and bring it safely to anchor during daylight hours.
It is recommended that Bareboat Cruising courses and examinations be conducted on 30′ to 45′ sloop-rigged cruising keelboats with wheel steering and auxiliary diesel power, and with adequate equipment inventory to complete all required certification outcomes.
The prerequisite for Bareboat Cruising Certification is a US Sailing Basic Cruising Certification.
Bareboat Cruising Certification requires the successful completion of the following knowledge and skill requirements. These requirements are expected to be able to be performed safely with confident command of the boat with a wind of at least 15 knots.
All courses having graduating levels of the following skills which are taught in theory and with practical application on the water.
Preparation to Sail
Crew Operations and Skills
Leaving the Dock or Mooring
Boat Control in Confined Waters
Boat Control in Open Water
Heavy Weather Sailing
Overboard Rescue Methods
Safety and Emergency Procedures
Returning to the Dock or Mooring
MARITIME SCHOOL OF THE WEST INDIES
Well Rd # 85, Unit 26A
Cole Bay (opposite Electec Service Center and next to the Tattoo Parlor)