Now enrolling for our next course which takes place from September 1st 2014
The marine industry is one of the few areas that has not been affected by the current economic recession. Huge growth in the offshore industry is still underway and the yachting industry is not faring too bad either.
With this in mind Bow Waves are delighted to offer prospective candidates the opportunity to take an intensive 16 week course for Commercial Skipper’s accredited by the Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) recognised worldwide. The course is also run in conjunction with the Royal Yachting Association (RYA)
Upon successful completion of the course candidates will be qualified to a recognised worldwide standard that will enable them to apply for positions as Skipper, 1st Mate or Officer of the Watch on motor vessels up 200 Ton and entry level for Super Yachts.
Those completing the Yachtmaster program will receive the following:
Assumed Knowledge: Basic knowledge and experience of general boating is desirable
Course Content: Skippers Responsibilities, Navigation, Boat Handling, running a vessel and looking after the needs of crew, Maintenance programs, Radar operation, Diesel engine maintenance, Marine Radio Communications, Medical training, Electrics and electronics, Fire Prevention and fire fighting, Powerboat operations, Sailing techniques and sea survival.
Ability After Course: Commercial Certificate of Competence - To be able to skipper vessels up to 200 ton and up to 24metres in coastal, offshore or ocean waters.
Coastal – up to 40 miles.
Offshore – up to 150 miles.
Ocean – worldwide.
Duration: 16 weeks fulltime
Start Date: September 1st 2014
Global Maritime Distress and Safety System, General Operators Certificate (GMDSS GOC) is intended to equip people who go to sea professionally and have primary responsibility for radio communications during distress incidents.
The General Operator's Certificate of Competence (GOC) will be awarded to learners who have, successfully passed the written and practical exam.
The course will cover knowledge and use of The Maritime Mobile (Terrestrial Radio and Satellite ) Service
Detailed practical knowledge and ability to use the basic equipment of a ship station, Digital Selective Calling (DSC), ship’s Inmarsat satellite systems, Navtex, EPIRBs, SARTs , Distress, urgency and safety communication procedures in the GMDSS, Search and Rescue operation
Course entry requirements
Ability to use English language, both written and spoken, for the satisfactory exchange of communications relevant to the safety of life at sea.
The GMDSS GOC examination consists of three parts as follows:
On June 28th 2014 Bow Waves and crew set off on an unforgettable voyage around Ireland
The Round Ireland Yacht Race is Ireland’s premier offshore sailing race and is held every two years by Wicklow Sailing Club in association with the Royal Ocean Racing Club. The 704 nautical mile race was first held in 1980 and still retains the original course; “leave Ireland and all its islands excluding Rockall to starboard.”
Experience the beauty of Galway Bay under the careful eye of one of our highly experienced instructors. Sessions starting from €35 per session
BOOK NOW TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT
Cruise the west coast of Ireland. Explore some of the unspoilt bays and harbours on the Galway and Clare coastline, some of the best the west has to offer. In the evening venture ashore to enjoy the music, fun and craic that some of the destinations have to offer. Sipping a nice cool pint of Guinness as you watch the sun go down on Galway Bay.
Now is your chance to get out there and do it.
An experience of a lifetime.
Are you lacking the skills to take you further afield? Now is your opportunity to develop your skills to allow you to go with confidence to places you have only dreamt of. Bow Waves have released their comprehensive winter programme which consists of Navigation courses, Diesel Engine Courses, Radar Courses, First Aid courses, SRC Marine Radio, Sea Survival and much more.
Bow Waves working with you to achieve your goals.