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International Crew Certificate - International Sailing Crew Courses

The International Crew course give a basic understanding of the knowledge that is required to be an active crew member onboard a yacht. The level of instruction in the International Crew Course is more advanced than that of the Introduction to Yachting course, paying greater attention to technique and the mechanics of boat speed.

The course is run on a mid week evening from 5.30pm - 9pm (theory) and over the following weekend from 9am - 4pm (subject to change) both days. Courses are held every second weekend of each month. 


COURSE OUTLINE:

Theory:

  • Introduction
  • Nautical Terminology & Knowledge
  • Rope Work
  • Basic Rules of the Road
  • Introduction to Weather
  • Sails and Sail Handling
  • Boat Handling Under Power
  • Man Overboard
  • Charts and Compass
  • Marine Manners, Customs & Etiquette
  • Anchors & Anchoring

Practical:

  • Safety Onboard, Safety Equipment and Safety Checks
  • Vessel Equipment and Instruments
  • Engine Checks and Maintenance
  • Deck Seamanship
  • Sails and Sail Handling
  • Sailing Vessel Handling Skills (under power and under sail)

Theory & Practical Subjects/Assessment:

  • Introduction
  • Dinghy Theory
  • Dinghy Practical
  • International Crew Assessment - Review
  • Theory/Practical Assessment
  • Please note that there is no formal examination just an assessment of your skills as the course goes on

       
COST:
$595 for weekend course, including IYT logbook, $150 for theory course

  • Total twenty hours on-water time including 14 hours on-water instruction aboard a Sydney By Sail yacht and two free Social Races (run every third Saturday of the month)
  • Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive an International Crew Certificate
  • If you would like to reach this level and you are starting as a beginner, consider our International Crew Package.