Sailing For Kids

Standard Training and Certification of Watchkeepers STCW

One and a half day Personal Survival course module

which is instructed in compliance to STCW ’95 Code A – VI/1-2 and consists of a half day in the classroom covering subjects such as emergency situations, evacuation, survival craft and rescue boats, personal lifesaving appliances, survival at sea, emergency radio equipment and helicopter assistance.

The remainder of the course (2 hrs) is spent in a swimming pool performing the simulation of abandon ship procedures. The theory and practical are both followed by an exam.

Two day Fire Prevention module

which is instructed in compliance to STCW ’95 Code A – VI/1-2 including shipboard fire fighting organization, the elements of fire and explosion, types of ignition, fire and smoke detection, breathing apparatus use and automatic alarm system familiarization. Yachtmaster certificate trainees will fight and extinguish actual fires using personal equipment, practical instruction taught by licensed and certified fire fighting professionals. It takes two days to complete and is followed by an exam.

One day First Aid and CPR

which is instructed in compliance to STCW ’95 Code A – VI/1-2 and consists of approximately seven hours of theory and practical covering basic First Aid and CPR in marine situations. The course is followed by a written exam.

Half a day Personal Safety and Social Responsibility

which is instructed to STCW ’95 Code A – VI/1-2. The course covers working relationships on board, health and hygiene, drugs and alcohol, shipboard management structure and responsibilities, emergencies and safe working practices. The course is followed by a written exam.