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Red Sea Sails is bringing sailing to the Red Sea. The first and only international IYT partner sailing school in the area. A sailing yacht charter company & A Hanse Yachts partner charter company.
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International Flotilla Skipper

Duration: 5 days
Min Age: 18

Course Overview

This is a five day course aimed at increasing a student’s knowledge sufficiently to be a watchkeeper or a flotilla skipper on a live-aboard sail boat.

At a glance:

  • For those who are ready to command a vessel up to 24 metres and did not yet complete the International Bareboat Skipper requirements.
Join a “flotilla” and learn how to confidently skipper a charter yacht for the very first time.

Prerequisites:

The recommended entry level requirements for the IYT International Flotilla Skipper course, are the IYT International Crew Course and the IYT Marine Communications VHF/SRC radio operator’s course. The candidate should be 16 years of age or over.

What you'll learn:

  • 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
  • FLOAT PLAN
  • WEATHER PATTERNS
  • SEA AND LAND BREEZES
  • CLOUD TYPES AND FORMATIONS
  • PILOTAGE AND PASSAGE PLANNING
  • PASSAGE STRATEGY
  • GENERAL DECK WORK
  • RULE OF “TWELFTHS”
  • COLLISION REGULATIONS
  • LIGHTS, SHAPES AND SOUNDS
  • APPLICATION OF THE REGULATIONS
  • ADVANCED DINGY HANDLING
  • VESSEL HANDLING IN CONFINED QUARTERS
  • MOORING, ANCHORING, COMING ALONGSIDE
  • ROPES, KNOTS, CARE AND USE OF LINES
  • TIDES AND CURRENTS THEORY
  • TIDAL HEIGHTS, SPRINGS AND NEAPS
  • POSITION FIXING, RUNNING FIXES
  • PLOTTING THE EffECT OF TIDES AND CURRENTS
  • SOURCES OF METEOROLOGICAL INFORMATION
  • CONSIDERATIONS WHEN PLANNING A PASSAGE
  • ROUTINE FOR NAVIGATING A COASTAL PASSAGE
  • PORT REGULATIONS, CUSTOMS, IMMIGRATION PILOTAGE PLANS

Who this course is for:

Anyone who wants to join a 'Flotilla' - a group of boats - enabling one to learn in a fun and exciting way how to confidently skipper a yacht for the very first time. The flotilla sails together along a set route, with a “lead boat” in charge, overseeing the safety of all the boats where all the boats are within range of a VHF radio call if required.

Certificate Limitations:

  • Command of a vessel up to a maximum length of 24 metres as part of a flotilla
  • In coastal waters up to 20 miles offshore
  • In fair conditions with moderate wind and sea conditions
  • Most charter agencies will insist on daylight hours as a condition to charter.
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Price / Person

850

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Sigrid Moors "Sigi"

HEAD OF EDUCATION & IYT INSTRUCTOR
Certified by RSSSS

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