The Advanced Course

International Bareboat Skipper Certification 
Plus VHF Radio Operator's Certification

The International Bareboat Skipper Certification is a 11 day course.

The syllabus of this course is set to give you a broad range of knowledge required to take command of a sail or power yacht of up to 78 feet / 24 metres, on your own.  It covers all the subjects required to prepare the boat, plan the passage, instruct the crew and command the vessel at sea.

The Bareboat syllabus separates theory and practical instruction and subjects covered in theory are then put into practice in the practical session on the Island Spirit training yacht.

Obtaining this certificate through a Sailing School automatically qualifies candidates to aopply for an ICC “International Certificate of Competency” which is required to charter a vessel in most European countries.

** For those Students that do not already hold a current Radio Operators Certificate we offer the option to obtain, at a reduced price of 6,000THB, the Compulsory VHF/SRC Radio Operators License during the course.

Prerequisites

Individuals must be physically fit and above 18 years old, have completed the 6 day Intermediate Crew Sailing Course and hold a VHF/SRC Radio Operators License (** see above)

Duration & Price

10 Days     -     55,000 Baht

Daily Course Program

Day 1  -  Introduction to Sailing -  In Classroom

  • Introduction to staff, Overview of course outline & admin requirements. Nautical terminology of parts of a boat, directions (Port, Starboard etc.), Points of sail.

  • Lunch

  • Safety briefing, Preparing the boat, Engine checks, Do’s and don’ts on board boat, Pleasure sail, Demonstrate points of sail, Tacking and gybing

  • SunSet Drinks and Delicious Local Snacks by the beach; an easygoing atmosphere  to provide an opportunity to get to know each other, to chat (some would call it debate) about boats, the Ocean and all things Sailing. Food, beverage and transport to the venue is provided by the Sailing School. Don’t worry, this is not a late evening, we need you bright and sparkly and ready for action the the next day.

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Day 2  -  Yacht/System Orientation - On Board

  • Rope work, common knots used on board, tying up to the dock.

  • Deck gear, sail handling, tacking and gybing,

  • Lunch on board

  • Man overboard procedures

  • Tacking and gybing,

  • Navigation instruments

  • Manoeuvring under power, effects of prop walk and prop wash

  • Crew’s role when berthing and leaving the berth

Day 3  -  Hands-On Sailing Instruction & Exercises - On Board

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  • Close quarter manoeuvring and docking, picking up a mooring,

  • Lunch on board

  • Steering a compass course

  • Tacking and gybing

  • Reefing for heavy weather

  • Berthing

Day 4  -  Live-aboard Training Voyage - On Board

  • Ready boat

  • Depart the Marina for a sail around local Islands

  • Colregs, compass fixes, introduction to charts, tacking & gybing

  • Sailing drills, anchoring – Koh SiChang, knots, dinghy use

  • Lunch on board

  • Dinner On Shore

 

Day 5  -  Live-aboard Training Voyage & Crew Exams - On Board​

 

  • Breakfast on board

  • Sailing drills students alternating roles, Verbal revision for exam

  • Lunch on board

  • Crew Exam onboard

  • Return to the Marina

Day 6  -  Chart Work & Navigation - In Classroom

  • Responsibilities of the Skipper and Watch keeper, Meteorology, Chart-work

  • Lunch

  • Passage planning, Colregs

Day 7  -  Yachting Clinics & Short Course Sailing Exercises - On Board

  • Close quarter manoeuvring and docking, picking up a mooring,

  • Lunch on board

  • Steering a compass course, tacking and gybing, reefing for heavy weather,

  • Berthing

Day 8  -  Close Quarter Manoeuvring - Mooring, Anchor & Docking - On Board

  • Ready boat

  • Depart the Marina for Local Island Colregs, compass fixes, introduction to charts, tacking & gybing

  • Lunch on board

  • Sail drills, anchoring – knots, dinghy use

  • Dinner on board

  • Introduction to Night sailing

Day 9  -  Day/Night Sailing Training Voyage - On Board

  • Breakfast on board

  • Ready boat

  • Colregs, compass fixes, charts, bouyage, tacking and gybing

  • Lunch on board

  • Sail drills, anchoring, knots, dinghy use

  • Dinner on board

Day 10  -  More Sailing Practice, Anchoring & Dinghy Use - On Board

  • Breakfast on board

  • Ready boat

  • Tacking and gybing

  • Lunch on board

  • Sail drills, anchoring, knots, dinghy use

  • Skipper Exam on board

  • Dinner ashore

Day 11  -  Evaluations, Course Review & Skipper's Exams - On Board

  • Breakfast on board

  • Depart

  • Sailing drills students alternating roles, verbal revision for exam

  • Return to the Marina

  • Final exam

  • Disperse