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BAREBOAT CHARTERING

Prerequisites:
Basic Keelboat Sailing and Basic Coastal Cruising Certification

General Description:
An advanced cruising standard for individuals with cruising experience. The individual can act as a skipper or crew of a 30-50 foot boat sailing by day in coastal waters. The standard includes knowledge of boat systems and maintenance procedures.

PLANNING

  • Range of a vessel motoring,food and water
  • Provisioning for a cruise/menu planning
  • Documentation for crossing international borders
  • Spare engine parts

SAFETY

  • Use of vessels safety gear, harness, fire control, fire avoidance
  • Navigation rules
  • Hypothermia and survival in cold water

LIVING AFLOAT

  • Using a galley, cooking underway and cleaning
  • Gear stowage

WEATHER

  • Introduction to meteorology
  • Planning around the weather

SEAMANSHIP

  • Being seen on the water/collision avoidance
  • Engine failure
  • Securing a vessel, in tidal waters, Tahiti tie, Baltic moor, anchoring techniques
  • Understanding your surroundings and how your boat reacts to them
  • The marine head
  • Customs and courtesies

SAILING SKILLS

  • Daily and weekly maintenance and inspections
  • Maneuvering in a confined space
  • Towing
  • Plotting a course and reading charts/piloting in unfamiliar waters
  • Act as skipper an crew on a live-aboard cruise

This course is taught normally over a three day live-aboard cruise or part of a one week inter-island sailing cruise on yachts in the 40-50 range.


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