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Recreational Skipper 35Nm

Course Details

  • Duration: 24 hours

  • Cost: €375 per participant


Optional: For an additional fee, you can request a one to one session with our expert tutors who will assist you with boat maneuverability session on your own private boat.

Next Course Date:

  • 20th till 25th May 2024, every evening from 16.30hrs till 20.30hrs


About the Course

The TM Recreational Skipper course program is tailored for individuals seeking to helm pleasure boats with a maximum length of 24 meters. This training is specifically designed for navigation beyond Territorial waters, extending up to 35 nautical miles from the nearest designated safe harbor, strictly for recreational purposes, within the Mediterranean Sea.

Course Purpose:

The primary purpose of this course is to provide trainees with the essential education and training required to assume the role of a skipper for pleasure yachts measuring less than 24 meters in length overall, navigating within the Mediterranean Sea, and with no restrictions on engine horsepower, up to a distance of 35 nautical miles from a designated safe haven.

Course Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the training and assessment, trainees will have the competence to:


  • Assume Command: Take effective command of a pleasure craft, demonstrating leadership and navigational proficiency.

  • Conduct Safe Passage Planning: Develop and execute a comprehensive passage plan while maintaining a vigilant navigational watch to ensure the safety of the vessel and its occupants.

  • Meteorological Interpretation: Skillfully interpret meteorological reports and transmissions to make informed decisions related to weather conditions and route planning.

  • Compliance with International Regulations: Adhere rigorously to the requirements specified in the International Regulations for the Prevention of Collisions at Sea (COLREGs).

  • Emergency Response: React adeptly to onboard emergencies, demonstrating the capability to handle unexpected situations efficiently and responsibly.

  • Understanding of Maltese Regulations: Possess a profound understanding of the pertinent Maltese regulations governing maritime operations.

  • Mechanical and Electrical Systems: Acquire foundational knowledge of the mechanical and electrical systems onboard the vessel, ensuring the ability to address basic operational issues.

  • Marine Pollution Prevention: Implement necessary measures and precautions to prevent marine pollution, demonstrating a commitment to environmentally responsible maritime practices.

In summary, this course is designed to equip trainees with the comprehensive skills and knowledge essential for effectively navigating and commanding pleasure yachts in compliance with international and Maltese regulations, while fostering a strong commitment to safety, environmental responsibility, and seamanship within the Mediterranean Sea.

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