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ISPA Power boating books provide quick, at home and inexpensive instruction for the whole power boating/cruising experience. This series of books is designed with the Cruiser or "Fun Racer" in mind.

Gain ashore certification by progressing through Competent Crew (Basic power boating & cruising), Day Skipper (Intermediate power boating & cruising), Coastal Skipper (Advanced power boating & cruising) and Yachtmaster Offshore. This series is designed for vessels up to 24 metres (approximately 72 feet) and is presented in a comprehensive building block program that allows you to learn at your own pace.

Features

    1. Ashore certification through correspondence can be achieved.
    2. Easy to learn modular format.
    3. Real "hands on how to".
    4. Full of explanatory diagrams and pictures.
    5. No long winded explanations, but comprehensive and straight to the point.

Competent Crew Basic Power Boating Book or Shore Based Correspondence Course.

Competant Crew Powerboat Book The first power boating book in this series is recognized as a leader in its field, covers basic power boating, basic cruising, crewing, general seamanship, anchoring and docking, emergency procedures and the fundamental basic knowledge essentials to live aboard a cruising yacht. Also provides the home study, correspondence shore based course knowledge requirements for Competent Crew Power Ashore Based Certificate.

Ashore Based Certificate.

On completion of the book, and passing the ISPA online exam you can achieve the ashore portion of the ISPA Certificate of Competency for Competent Crew.

You will have the knowledge requirements to:

Become competent to live aboard a coastal cruising power driven vessel and act as Competent Crew. – Be competent to substitute as skipper in an emergency.

Skipper power driven vessels under 4 meters in non-tidal waters where no navigational hazards exist – within 5 miles of safe harbor – during daylight hours only – in light to moderate wind conditions.

To receive the full Certificate of Competency Competent Crew power, the on the water practical skills course is required, or with the required amount of experience Challenge a standard.



Day Skipper Intermediate Power Boating Book or Shore Based Correspondence Course.

Day Skipper Power Boat Book Recognized as a leader in its field, the second power boating book includes; intermediate power boating cruising knowledge, anchoring and docking, trailering, international buoyage system, collision regulations, passage preparation and planning, marine weather, tides and currents, and basic navigation knowledge. Also provides the home study, correspondence shore based course knowledge requirements for Day Skipper Power Ashore based Certificate essential for bareboat chartering.

Ashore Based Certificate.

On completion of the book, and passing the ISPA online exam you can achieve the ashore portion of our Certificate of Competency for Day Skipper Power.

You will have the knowledge requirements to:

Act as the skipper and be responsible for the safety of his/her vessel and crew – while operating a power driven vessel – in familiar waters within 10 miles of safe harbor – during daylight – in moderate wind and sea conditions using basic navigational skills.

To receive the full ISPA Certificate of Competency Day Skipper Sail, the on the water practical skills course is required, or with the required amount of experience Challenge a standard.



Coastal Skipper Advanced Power Boating Book or Shore Based Correspondence Course.

Coastal Skipper Advanced Power Boat Skipper at an advanced level with the fourth Power Boating book. The Coastal Skipper Advanced Power Boating, provides electronic navigation, advanced anchoring, heavy weather, stability, engine/boat system troubleshooting and much more for the Advanced Coastal Skipper who wants to bareboat charter in coastal/tidal waters internationally. Also provides the home study, correspondence shore based course knowledge requirements for Coastal Skipper Advanced Power Shore Based Certificate

Ashore Based Certificate.

On completion of the book, and passing the ISPA online exam you can achieve the ashore portion of the ISPA Certificate of Competency for Coastal Skipper Power.

You will have the knowledge requirements to:

Act as the skipper, and be responsible for the safety of his/her vessel and crew – for coastal passages within 50 miles of safe harbor – in coastal/tidal waters – where navigational hazards exist – day or night with good visibility.

 

ISPA Coastal Navigation Book



ISPA Coastal Navigation 
(includes Shore Based Correspondence Course) provides quick, at home and inexpensive instruction. This advanced Coastal Navigation course, is full of diagrams which step you through the complete course and chart work exercises. Highlights the easiest and most accurate art of navigation. A must for the Coastal Skipper and a step towards Celestial Navigation for the Yachtmaster Ocean.


Coastal Navigation Courses
Coastal Navigation Book and Shore Based Correspondence Course.

Click HERE for complete contents and Coastal navigation Shore Based Correspondence Course.

 

     



Ashore Based Certificate.

Recognized as a leader in its field, this coastal navigation book provides the basis of a comprehensive coastal navigation shore based course for the coastal cruising sail or power boater. On completion of the shore based correspondence course and passing the ISPA online exam, you can achieve the ashore portion of the ISPA  Certificate of Competency.

 

 

To receive the full ISPA Certificate of Competency Coastal Skipper Sail, (the Coastal Navigation Course is a prerequisite, sorry no challenges) the on the water "Coastal Skipper Advanced Power" practical skills course is also required, or with the required amount of experience, Challenge a standard.


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