Competency Sail

ISPA Certificate of Competency Sail

ISPA’s Sail training system aims to provide the shortest steps to mastering internationally recognized sailing techniques and boating safety.

Our training system starts with ISPA’s Competent Crew Sail for complete beginners and progresses through to advanced Offshore/Ocean Master for those who want to become full-fledged open sea sailors.

ISPA Competent Crew Sail

ISPA Certificate of Competence Crew SAIL (CC)

When registered with International Sail and Power Academy Inc. ISPA, the holder is certified as Skipper, competent to sail a vessel under 40 ft / 12Meters, up to 30 GT where no navigational hazards exist, within inland waters, or safe harbour, during daylight hours, in light to moderate wind conditions.
International Crew Sail Certificate of Competency is also competent to crew aboard a sailing vessel in tidal waters as Competent Crew with a Skipper onboard.

ISPA Day Skipper Sail

ISPA Day Skipper Bareboat Certificate of Competence SAIL (DS)

When registered with International Sail and Power Academy Inc. ISPA, ISPA Day Skipper Bareboat Certificate of Competence Sail certifies a Bareboat Skipper Sail to be responsible for the safety of his/her vessel and crew, for pleasure boats or Sail charter boats up to 30GT, up to 45 ft / 14 Meters while day sailing in familiar waters, within 12NM of safe harbour, during daylight, in moderate wind and sea conditions using basic navigational skills.

ISPA Coastal Navigation

ISPA Coastal Navigator Certificate of Competence (CN) Sail and Power

When registered, the holder is certified competent to navigate a 40GT Sail or Power boat up to a 50 ft / 15 Meters in coastal/tidal waters, without restriction on the area of navigation by day, using charts, a hand bearing compass, GPS, and navigational aids.

ISPA Coastal Skipper Advanced Sail

ISPA Coastal Skipper Advanced Sail

ISPA Coastal Skipper Bareboat Certificate of Competence SAIL (CSAS)

When registered, the holder is certified as Advanced Bareboat Coastal Skipper and navigator to be responsible for the safety of his/her sailing vessel and crew, for coastal passages.

​Competent to operate: boats used for private purposes, bareboat chartered boats, up to 100 GT, without restriction on the area of navigation, under the condition of holding an appropriate, First Aid, CPR. VHF or GMDSS Radio Certificate and ISPA Coastal Navigator Certificate of Competence.

ISPA Offshore Master

ISPA Offshore Master Certificate of Competence SAIL (OFM)

When registered, the holder is certified as skipper and navigator.
Competent to operate: boats used for private purposes, bareboat chartered boats, yachts used for private purposes up to 100GT, without restriction on the area of navigation, under the condition of holding an appropriate national or foreign radio license if there is a radio-telephone VHF station or a GMDSS-VHF station on the boat or yacht and within 150 miles of the coastline, where navigational and weather hazards exist, in any conditions, at any time day or night.

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ISPA Ocean Master Certificate of Competence SAIL (OM)

Competent to operate: boats used for private purposes, bareboat chartered boats, yachts used for private purposes up to 200 GT, bareboat chartered yachts up to 200 GT, without restriction on the area of navigation, under the condition of holding an appropriate national or foreign radio license if there is a radio-telephone VHF station or a GMDSS-VHF station on the boat or yacht where navigational and weather hazards exist, in any conditions, at any time day or night.

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