Skipper training programs for powerboat are designed to teach yachtsmen the basics of construction, navigation, COLREGs and self-rescue at sea.
The training program has 4 levels of training:
- Powerboat crew – able to keep a watch, be a helmsman and work as a deckhand under the control of a skipper
- Bareboat skipper powerboat – able to command of a powerboat vessel up to 78 ft /24 meters in coastal waters up to 20 miles offshore in daylight and night hours and in fair conditions with moderate wind and sea conditions
- Yachtmaster offshore powerboat- able to command of a powerboat vessels up to 78 ft /24 meters in length up to 150 nm offshore in daylight and night hours.
- Yachtmaster ocean powerboat – able to command of a powerboat vessels up to 78 ft /24 meters in all oceans in daylight and night hours.
Training is conducted in compliance with the requirements in accordance with the requirements of UNECE Resolution No. 40 “International certificate for drivers of pleasure craft” and with the requirements of Articles 47 and 48 of the Radio Regulations. ITU res. 343, CEPT/ERC/REC 31-04E