Introduction To Boating & International Crew Power / Sail

This is a certificate of excellence for those candidates who wish to train to become an active crew member on a power or sailing yacht.

Certificate Limitations
Crew on a vessel up to a maximum length of 78 ft /24 metres in coastal waters up to 20 miles offshore in daylight hours and in fair conditions with moderate wind and sea conditions. It is the level of competence that someone needs either when acting as watchkeeping crew on a yacht and as a skipper of a small yacht in protected waters where help is immediately available in calm conditions.

Course Outline
• Nautical terminology
• Safety briefing
• Passage planning
• Rope work
• Basic rules of the road
• Introduction to weather
• Basic sail handling
• Basic handling under power
• Man overboard procedures
• Vessel equipment and instruments
• Engine checks and maintenance
• Deck seamanship
• Sailing vessels handling skills
• Sailing vessels under power
• Power vessel handling skills
• Dingy handling under power