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April 11, 2020
April 25, 2020

Training course for skippers


Total days:15Course days: 15

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Training course for skippers
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Training course for skippers

International skipper courses are two weeks of theory and practice in Montenegro on a 13-meter Performance-class sailing and motor yacht. The yacht is certified for training in the school that has a centuries-old tradition of yachting. If you successfully pass a serious theoretical and practical exam, you will receive two certificates:

1. IYT Bareboat Skipper (Sail) — the certificate allows you to rent a yacht and sail within 20 nautical miles off the coast.

2. IYT Radio Operator — this certificate confirms your right to use a marine radio station and is mandatory for some countries.

Who conducts the training:

Training is conducted by our full-time instructors.

What skills / knowledge you must have in order to enroll in the skipper course:

• sailing experience (preferably);

• basic knowledge of English;

• ability to swim (stay on the water and swim 50 meters);

• a desire to learn.

What requirements you must meet to become a skipper:

• undergo International Yacht Training (IYT);

• successfully demonstrate your knowledge and skills on the exam;

• obtain Bareboat Skipper Sail and VHF Radio Operator certificates.

What skills we will work on:

• studying the structure of the yacht;

• practicing the basic duties of a sailor, a boatswain, a helmsman, a navigator, a radio operator and a captain;

• daytime coastal sailing;

• sea swimming;

• skipper leadership.

Which yachts are used for training:

For training only yachts certified for training purposes are used:

• Sun Odyssey 439 of 2013;

• yachts are equipped with 4 cabins;

• 2 WCs with a shower;

• the length of the yacht is 13 m, the width is 4.24 m;

• the draft is 2 m.

What the exam consists of:

1. Theoretical part (navigation, MPPSS-72, radio communications, yacht design).

2. The practical part (knots, maneuvering, preparing a yacht for sailing, receiving a weather forecast, preparing a yacht for mooring, mooring with a lag and stern, anchoring, performing the man-overboard maneuver on a motor and sailing yacht, maneuvering on a sailing yacht )

Events schedule

  • Apr 11, 2020

    17:00 — getting together, accommodating on the yacht, distribution of roles, safety briefing.

  • Apr 12, 2020

    Studying the internal and external space of the yacht, practical navigation, maneuvering with the engine, studying knots and navigation rules, the reception of weather forecasts.

  • Apr 13, 2020

    Sailing along the coast, practicing mooring, anchoring, applying the MPPSS-72 rules, mastering radio communications, practicing the man-overboard (MOB) maneuver.

  • Apr 14, 2020

    Working with sails, tacking and fordevind turns, taking reefs.

  • Apr 19, 2020

    The exam, a gala dinner.

  • Apr 25, 2020

    Leaving the yacht



The training takes place in Montenegro


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