The exam will include an assessment of your skippering skills, boat handling, general seamanship, navigation, safety awareness and knowledge of the IRPCS, meteorology and signals.
Prerequisite Qualifications and Experience
- Age 17 and above
- Hold a VHF Radio Operators License or Short Range Certificate
- Hold a valid first aid certificate
- 50 days, 2,500 miles including at least 5 passages over 60 miles, acting as skipper for at least two of these passages and including two which have involved overnight passages. 5 days experience as skipper. At least half this mileage and passages must be in tidal waters. All qualifying sea time must be within 10 years prior to the exam.