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Bareboat Skipper Theory

International Certification

For Recreational Sailing

This course, in association with the Inshore Skipper Practical, will entitle you to an International Bareboat Charter Certification so you can skipper a charter boat anywhere in the world. You also need to schedule the International Skipper Practical Weekend Aboard

First Mate Package

Save on Sailing Lessons

From becoming a welcome crew member to Bareboat Skipper.

Save $110 with a special First mate Package. You get two weekends aboard, the International Crew Member and the International Bareboat Skipper Weekend and theory course, with up to 3 months to complete the courses.

Charter Skipper

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International Bareboat Charter Certificate (Theory Module)

Premium International Yacht Training


What will I learn?introductory sailing lessons pittwater

You will have an intensive, full day of instruction of background material that will enhance and reinforce the experiences and information gained during the bareboat skipper weekend aboard.

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You will learn:

  • Nautical terms.
  • Ropework - including the properties of synthetic ropes, how to tie 9 knots and splice and whip lines, securing lines to cleats.
  • Different types of anchors and their use.
  • Safety equipment on board and its proper stowage, maintenance, and use.
  • Fire precautions and fire fighting.
  • International Regulations for the Prevention of Collisions at Sea.
  • Basic sailing theory.
  • Towing.
  • Stability of a vessel and security and safety of passengers and crew.
  • Navigation, inlcuding the use of nautical charts, using chart plotting instruments, taking hand compass bearings, proper siting of compasses, determining your position, using tide tables and predicting tidal currents, visual aids to navigation, planning a passage, navigating when visibility is restricted.
  • Weather analysis for planning your sail and what to do in adverse weather situations.

Your participation in the course will be logged in your official International Yacht Training Log Book or IYT International and Boating Passport, including the course completion certificate.

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What do I bring?

Bring classroom materials, notebook, pencil and pen.

How Long is the course?

One day, from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM

What about meals?

Meals are not included.

Where and when do we meet?

Theory course is held at the Club Sail Training Annexe at Warriwood. To see a map of how to find the Club Sail training annexe, click here.


Theory - AUD$350

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  • AUD $350 for the one day International Bareboat Skipper Theory Course.
  • Save $110 with the Bosun's Package Introductory Weekend and International Crew Weekend.
  • Save $110 by signing up for the First Mate's Package - Competent Crew + Inshore Skipper theory and practical.

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Check to save $110 by signing up for the First Mate's Package - Competent Crew + Inshore Skipper theory and practical.

Check to save $50 by signing up for the Captain's Package - Inshore Skipper theory and practical plus VHF Radio Operators Licence.

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