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International Flotilla Skipper/Watchkeeper Course

   
INTERNATIONAL WATCHKEEPER/FLOTILLA SKIPPER THEORY

  • The International Watchkeeper/Flotilla Skipper Course is aimed at increasing a student's nautical knowledge sufficiently to be a watchkeeper on board a bareboat yacht or a flotilla skipper in fair weather, in daylight hours within sight of land. 
  • The Theory Course runs for a full day from 9am - 5pm (usually the weekend before your Watchkeeper/Flotilla Skipper Practical weekend away) and enables you to cover the theory topics relevant to this level of sailing.
  •  Please note there will be a theory examination at the end of the weekend away practical course
  • The Flotilla Skipper Theory course is run monthly

COURSE OUTLINE:

Theory:

  • Responsibilities of a Watchkeeper
  • Charts & Chartwork
  • Compasses & Magnetism
  • Buoyage
  • Basic First Aid
  • Collision Regulations
  • Customs, Manners & Legal Requirements

COST: $330 for theory course

    
INTERNATIONAL WATCHKEEPER/FLOTILLA SKIPPER PRACTICAL    
  

  • The International Watchkeeper/Flotilla Skipper Course is aimed at increasing a student's nautical knowledge sufficiently to be a watchkeeper on board a bareboat yacht or a flotilla skipper in fair weather, in daylight hours within sight of land.
  • The Practical Course runs for a full weekend from 9am on Friday to 5pm on Sunday.
  • It is a necessity to complete the International Watchkeeper/Flotilla Skipper Theory course before taking part in the practical weekend.
    Please note there will be a theory examination at the end of the weekend away practical course
  • The Watchkeeper/Flotilla Skipper Practical Course is run monthly Call for dates

COURSE OUTLINE:

Practical:

  • Taking over a Vessel & Vessel Checkout
  • Safety Brief
  • Galley
  • Sailing Boat Handling Skills
  • Passage Plan
  • Short Passages
  • Boat Handling Skills: Anchoring & Running Aground

COST: $750 for practical course

Upon completion, you will receive an IYT International Watchkeeper/Flotilla Skipper Certificate

IYT Boating Passport Logbook - $25