Living aboard Skipper training

  • Living aboard Skipper
  • nautor_swan411R6
  • Motorsailor
  • powerboat shorebased


Your passage to sail around the world safely

You planing to buy (or just did it) a sailing yacht and sail around the world.

Spend the last years watching those Youtube Sailing Channels of happy people enjoying life? Now its your time but you don’t feel enough confident to slip your mooring lines. You are not that quick doing a bowline or a clove hitch. How and when reef sails. How to negotiate a harbour entrance or just making a pilotage plan to enter a busy harbour?!

With Living aboard Skipper combo you will get your ICC, VHF and Powerboat certifications and besides that deal with diesel bug problems, service your outboard or your tender. You will increase your comfort zone and feel ready to set sails and sail round the world.

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

Certificate Limitations

  • Command of a sailing vessel up to a maximum length of 78 ft /24 meters / powerboat 15m
  • 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

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.


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