ISSA Offshore Power Yacht Skipper

Experience required prior training: 28 days at sea as skipper or watch leader in at least 2 voyages, at least in 2 sea areas
Certification required prior training: SRC and First Aid Certificate
Minimum age required: 18 years old
Suggested number of training hours: 40 hours theory / 2 days practical + 2 hours night navigation

DAY 1 (THEORY) - Time: 17:00 – 22:00

Safety at sea and use of safety equipment aboard

  • Familiarization with electronic navigational aids
  • Types of luxury yacht tenders
  • Types of engines
  • Types of hulls

Compass and magnetism

  • Variation & Deviation

DAY 2 (THEORY) - Time: 17:00 – 22:00

Aids to navigation

  • Channel lateral marks & cardinal marks
  • Safe water mark & special marks
  • Isolated danger mark & Emergency wreck buoy

Marine Navigation

  • Types of charts
  • Common chart projection
  • Nautical publication
  • Chart work instruments
  • Reading chart symbols

DAY 3 (THEORY) - Time: 17:00 – 22:00

Marine Navigation

  • Longitude & Latitude scale familiarization
  • Plotting a position on chart
  • Measuring distances
  • Plotting a course
  • Speed, time, distance calculation
  • Point fix & Running fix

Planning a short passage

DAY 4 (THEORY) - Time: 17:00 – 22:00

International Regulations for Preventing Collision at sea

  • Rules application
  • Definition
  • Responsibility
  • Steering and sailing: Look out, safe speed, risk of collision, etc
  • Lights and shapes
  • Sound and light signals

Tides & Current

  • Tides and its causes
  • Spring tide & Neap tide
  • Tidal definitions
  • How to read tide tables
  • Tidal streams
  • Currents and its causes

DAY 5 (THEORY) - Time: 17:00 – 22:00

Weather study

  • Effect of weather on sailing
  • Sources of weather information
  • High and Low pressure
  • Barometer and Barograph
  • Weather front
  • Warm and Cold front
  • Sea breeze & Land breeze
  • Beaufort scale
  • Types of clouds
  • Types of fogs

Man, overboard procedure & Anchoring technique

  • Possible situations for M.O.B.
  • Types of anchors
  • Considerations before anchoring
  • Preparation for the sea

DAY 6 (PRACTICAL) - Time: 8:00 – 13:00

Vessel preparation for sea

  • Vessel pre-departure safety checks
  • Starting the engines and generator
  • Familiarization with the engines’ throttle and how it works
  • Maneuvering the vessel in a confined space

Carrying out a short passage practically

DAY 7 (PRACTICAL) - Time: 8:00 – 13:00 & 18:00 - 20:00

Vessel handling under power

  • Vessel preparation for sea
  • Maneuvering in confined space
  • Berthing alongside & astern
  • M.O.B. Procedure
  • Anchoring

Night navigation for 2 hrs at the end of the day

Certificate


Course Calendar

2019, MAY

Evening Classes

Sunday 5 until Saturday 11
Sunday 19 until Saturday 25

2019, JUNE

Evening Classes

Sunday 9 until Saturday 15
Sunday 23 until Saturday 29

2019, JULY

Evening Classes

Sunday 7 until Saturday 13
Sunday 21 until Saturday 27