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Course Syllabus.
The following sylabus is dependant upon the students levels of skills, knowledge and experience. As the course is partly run upon a consultancy basis, each student is encouraged to self-develop to their maximum capacity. The full syllabus is covered in theory but the practical elements are subject to availablity of; boats and equipment, weather and the students current capacities.

Navigation & Instruments:
Wind instruments settings & useage.
Plotting systems.
Position fixing.
Deviation checks.
Heading instrument check.
Currents & streams plotting.
COG & CTW principles.
SOG & STW data.
Set & drift, leeway calculations.
VMG data.
CTS vectors.
Headlands, leeshores, insets & overfalls.
Navigational light identification techniques.
Pilotage  plans for commercial sail yachts.
Passage plans for commercial sail yachts.
Night pilotage.

Crew safety briefings.
Muster stations & lists.
Safety equipent lockers.
Safety equipment checks.
Personal safety equipment.
Personal harness clip-on procedures.
Flooding & fire procedures.
Helicopter lift-off procedures.

Boat Handling:
Tacking procedures.
Gybing procedures.
Rounding marks up to windards.
Rounding marks off the wind.
Mainsail reefing -on the go.
Mainsail reefing -stopped.
Heavy wind techniques.
Ghosting techniques.
Buoy pick-up or/and anchor  under sail.
Short fetch & long fetch waves.
Docking under power, wind on the dock.
Docking under power, wind off the dock.
Docking  under power, wind along the dock.
MOB under powerr 2x types.
MOB under sail 5 types.

Yacht design.
Basic principles.
Constructions & materials.
Hull and keel designs.
Weight factors & distribution.
Refits & modifications.

Engines and ancilliary.
Basic engine knowledge.
Basic fault finding.
Engine  drive  types & positioning.
Hydraullic systems.
Ancillary equipment.

Sails & rigs:
Types & materials.
Sail cuts. & re-cuts.
Types of mast rigs.
Runners, jackstays and .
Polar wind diagrams.
Sail trim principles.
Apparent wind rules.
Mainsail reefing systems.
Foresail furling gears.
Mainsail trimming.
Genoa trimming.

Deck Work:
Safe winch  practices.
Foresail sail change  techniques.
Sheet & halyard loadings.
Rig loadings.
Foredeck safe working practices.
Hydraulic rams.
Vang controls.
Mainsail beam tracks.
Foresail genoa track car positions.

Symmetrical types & cuts.
Booms, vangs, sheets & guys set-ups.
Symmetrical spinnaker launch techniques.
Symmetrical spinnaker gybe techniques.
Symmetrical spinnaker take down techniques.
Spinnaker changes.
Asymmetrical types & cuts.
Asymmetrical set-ups.
Asymmetrical launches & take-downs.
Wind angles apparent/true.

Optimal windward tracks.
Tacking angles.
Optimal downwind tracks.
Headland tactics.
Wave motions.
Surface & masthead winds.h

Boat preparation.
Crew training.
Basic racing rules.
Line starts.
Windward/leeward tactics
Windward & leeward rounding marks.
Racing yacht rating systems.
Club & event racing.
Long distance racing.

Crew  Management:
Watch systems.
Watch-keeping proedures.
Crew co-ordination.
Deck & line orders.
Secondary checks.
Crew positions and jobs.
Crew training.
Crew politics.

Matching the right boat to the right owner.
Owner demands & expectations.
Guest charter brieffings.
Charter planning & hospitality.
Management Companies.
Charter brokers.
MYBA charter contracts.

Oral Examination Preparation:
Col Regs.
General Knowledge.
Knowlege of legal & business aspects.
Master 200GT Limited (Offshore)
Mate 500GT (Watchkeeper)

Sail Specialization (Practical)

Flag recognitions are currently in process.

Price: 1750,- € + 350,- € exam fees.

Course length: 6-7 days.
Total lecture/teaching time: 72 hours approx.

Course location: Toulon area (South France).

Price includes: accommodation, all boat costs, course notes and materials, exams fees & certification fees.

Price excludes: food on board, personal travel costs, meals ashore, requested shipment for course notes & certificates, admin fees.

A real hands-on big boat handling course, covering both racing and cruising techniques. It includes advanced navigation techniques for large sail yachts.

The course is based upon the MCA Master(Y) 200GT STCW coded certification however the course syllabus has been considerably extended by ourselves to reflect the working practices an demands made upon crew on superyachts of between 18mtrs to 40mtrs

This practical course is aimed at crew with experience, not neccessarily on the superyachts, and who are looking to obtain their first captains job or step-up into a Mates position on the larger yachts.

The course is run with two objectives.
One objective is to fill-in missing gaps in knowledge and skills: The other objective to is act as consultants and give you as many possible options, to decide what to do in a particular situation in the future.

Exams/Completion Requirements:
During the course, an continual on-going assessment is made for each student; followed by a practical exam. A pass or fail result is based upon both the assessment and the practical exam making the exam process fair for you. Often during the practical exam, students are nervous and over-stressed and their performance is not as good as it was during the course,
Official Oral Exam; this is to check your depth of knowledge and to ensure that you really do understand the most essential subjects.

Entry Requirements:
Completion of the;
1. Master 200GT Limited theory course.
2. STCW Basic Safdety Training (all 4 modules).
3. Seaman's medical certificate eg. MCA ENG 1 or equiv.
4. Business & Law Level I Master 200GT/Mate 500GT
Your Questions?

Is this the same course as the RYA Yachtmaster Offshore?

No not at all.
Firstly, the course syllabus of  the RYA Yachtmaster is from the recreational yachting side; and follows the ideas & practices of the RYA.
Our course syllabus is international and follows the professional working practices & legal requirements for professional crew.

Is is commercially endorsed?
This is a professional course & certification. The RYA Yachtmaster has a commercial endorsement to it because it is a recreational qualification in the first place.

Is it recognized by the MCA?
We are in the process of application for recognitions from various flag states, please consult with us for an update.

Why do I have to learn about racing?
There are many owners & charter guests want to do a special event such as Antigua Week or a promotional event; or even do the occasional club race.
The other issue is time is money; you have to be able to move a boat from A to B as fast as possible and at the same time, give owners & guests some fun and keep on top of the safety aspects.

Is the course syllabus the same as the power practical?
There are parts of the syllabus which are common between the two; however the two courses have a very different emphasis and different practices.

What about the examinations?
There are two exams; one is the practical exam and the other is an oral exam.
Our examiners are professional crew themselves; often they are Superyacht Captains or Mates from the larger yachts, all have very varied CV's.
The examination processes are strictly controlled through our own quality management system.

What types of boats do you use?
We use several cruiser/racer yachts of between 16mtrs-18mtrs with full deck gear and spinnaker gear.

Do I have to do a Master 200GT theory course as well?
Yes you do have to, and you have to do this before you do the practical course.
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Contact us at training@harrisonmaritime.com or telephone France +33 (0)489 688 650.
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