Mayra's Blog

...Mayra completed some training with Bow Waves in Summer 2015. She is currently seeking career opportunities in the super yacht industry and will be blogging her experiences throughout. Keep an eye out for updates over the coming months...

Post 3|November 2015

Atlantic Crossing

So since last month, a lot has happened. I found out that I was going on the crossing to the Caribbean (yaaaaay) and in the meantime the First Mate, a Stewardess and myself quickly went to Madrid to get our B1/B2 visas sorted. As soon as our passports came back in the post...Continue Reading


Commercial Yachtmaster Modules 5 & 6

Bow Waves have added 2 additional modules to their intensive Yachtmaster Program

Module 5 - Yachtmaster Ocean (June 2016)

  • Yachtmaster Ocean Navigation
  • Yachtmaster Ocean Passage
  • Yachtmaster Ocean Prep & Exam

Module 6 - Master 200 OOW 500 (July 2016)

  • HELM (Human Element Leadership Management)
  • GMDSS General Operators Certificate
  • STCW Medical First Aid
  • MCA 200 ton Oral Prep week

Commercial Yachtmaster

Commercial Skipper 200 Ton Yachtmaster Course (Sail and Motor)

Now enrolling for our next course which takes place from 5th September 2016

 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)


Bow Waves commercial yacht master course includes STCW'95 Basic Safety training and powerboat operations up to advanced level, 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.

  • Course Type: Practical and theory
  • Required Experience:.
  • Waterproofs (Optional) will be provided
  • Life jacket will be provided
  • Waterproof Deck Boots
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Water confident – swimming ability not essential
  • Passport or Seafarer Discharge Book
  • Must be able to pass a medical including eye sight test.
  • RYA-ISA Membership.

Commercial Yachtmaster CourseCoastal – up to 40 miles.
Offshore – up to 150 miles.
Ocean – worldwide.

Duration: 16 weeks fulltime

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STCW Basic Safety Training

Our STCW Basic Safety Training 6 day course runs monthly See dates

Bowwaves are fully certified as a training school by the Irish Sailing Association, Department of Transport and The Royal Yachting Association.

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Combined Day Skipper


Day Skipper Theory and Practical Combined

We are happy to introduce this new product to our list of courses.  Receive both theory and practical day skipper training over 9 days

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