Fastrack Bareboat Skipper

12 Days
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An intensive 12 day course that will take the novice and develop the skills required to become a competent Skipper to charter a sailing boat in Greece, Croatia and any other charter destination.

We also include the VHF certificate with this Fast Track Course. The course whilst covering all the subject matter still has time for relaxation in the evenings. An enjoyable course with like minded students who have the time to study in an intensive environment.

The skipper must take responsibility for performing individual tasks, and for the safety of the yacht and those on board. Being the skipper is a rewarding experience, and it is recommended that your training follows the worldwide recognised and respected structure that IYT International Bareboat Skipper provides.

LOCATION Olhão Marina
CERTIFICATION IYT Bareboat Skipper certificate + VHF + ICC
Private bunk Max 3 students
Lunch & Breakfast Fee to our conservation project>>
12 days onboard Insurance
Private course
International Crew
Navigation shore base
Soft bag
Light deck shoes
Theory prep course
Good vibes

Certificate Limitations

  • Command of a vessel up to a maximum length of 78 ft /24 meters
  • In coastal waters up to 20 miles offshore.
  • In daylight hours and in fair conditions with moderate wind and sea conditions
  • This certificate is the level of competence that one needs when chartering a boat in the Mediterranean or West Indies.


Course Outline

  • 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
  • Sources of meteorological information
  • Weather patterns
  • Sea and land breezes
  • Cloud types and formations
  • Pilotage and passage planning
  • Routine for navigating a coastal passage
  • Passage strategy
  • Port regulations, customs, immigration
  • Pilotage plans
  • Vessel handling in confined quarters
  • Mooring, anchoring, coming alongside
  • Ropes, knots, care and use of lines
  • General deck work
  • Tides and currents theory
  • Tidal heights, springs and neaps
  • Rule of “twelfths”
  • Position fixing, running fixes
  • Plotting the effect of tides and currents
  • Collision regulations
  • Lights, shapes and sounds
  • Application of the regulations
  • Advanced dingy handling

The Fastrack Bareboat Skipper has almost the same syllabus that IYT Bareboat Skipper and RYA Day Skipper course.

In the evening we will moor or anchor near shore, with plenty of free time to enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

Pre-course experience requirements:

The suggested (not required) pre-course experience is 5 days at sea, 50 miles. The International Crew / Competent Crew course>> is an ideal prerequisite. It is beneficial to have a basic knowledge of navigation. Participants must be at least 16 years of age.


Day 1: Check in 9.30 Marina Olhão

  • plan of the course
  • briefing
  • safety checks
  • go


Day 2

Get familiar with the boat and sailing ground – check weather and preparation of first passage.


Day 3-5

International Crew Syllabus.


Day 6-8

Bareboat skipper syllabus with more technical contents.


Day 9

Exam Practical and Theory.


Day 12: Check out until 16:00


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