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

2020, DECEMBER

Evening Classes

Sunday 29 of November until Saturday 05 of December
Sunday 13 until Saturday 19
Sunday 27 until Saturday 02 of January 2021

2021, JANUARY

Evening Classes

Sunday 3 until Saturday 9
Sunday 17 until Saturday 23

2021, FEBRUARY

Evening Classes

Sunday 7 until Saturday 13
Sunday 21 until Saturday 27

2021, MARCH

Evening Classes

Sunday 7 until Saturday 13
Sunday 21 until Saturday 27