Over 5 days students will participate in onboard lessons. Students will have opportunities to take the helm, work the lines, practice man overboard drills and work on practical safety and sailing skills covered in the online theory portion. For students interested in continuing on to the IYT Bareboat skipper course they can also take the VHF-SRC Course online and complete the practical within the 5 day International Crew course.
Online International Crew Theory Course
Optional: Online VHF-SRC Theory Course
The International Crew Course consists of Modules 1 – 11 in the IYT International Boating & Sailing Passport and is a pre-requisite course for the IYT International Flotilla Skipper and/or IYT International Bareboat Skipper Course/s.
The course covers:
* Nautical terminology
* Safety briefing
* Passage planning
* Rope work
* Basic rules of the road
* Introduction to weather
* Basic sail handling
* Basic handling under power
* Man overboard procedures
* Vessel equipment and instruments
* Engine checks and maintenance
* Deck seamanship
* Sailing vessels handling skills
* Sailing vessels under power
* Power vessel handling skills
* Dingy handling under power
Student are asked to bring their own lunch aboard, water, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, warm clothing, and a good attitude :)
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During the Covid-19 pandemic we ask for everyone’s cooperation in helping Venture BC run successful and safe courses and sails. According to the provincial health authority, the risk of transmission in an outdoor environment in general is extremely low. However we still want to minimize all risks onboard. It is important that everyone is following the guidelines laid out by our provincial health authority in their day to day lives, and is prepared to follow the additional rules that Venture BC has put in place to mitigate risk for our students and instructors in our unique environment.
Before joining any course or sailings with us, all students are required to read and sign an addendum to our normal waiver, agreeing to some basic conditions of participation.