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.
Responsibilities of a watchkeeper / flotilla skipper
Man overboard procedures
Charts and chartwork
The magnetic compass
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
Customs matters and legal requirements
Preparing a short passage
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.
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
Sources of meteorological information
Sea and land breezes
Cloud types and formations
Pilotage and passage planning
Considerations when planning a passage
Routine for navigating a coastal passage
Port regulations, customs, immigration
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
Lights, shapes and sounds
Application of the regulations
Advanced dingy handling
BareBoat Crew and Bareboat Captain Courses