We are delighted to announce the launch of our new CV Booster workshops for yacht crew. These FREE 2-hour sessions provide useful knowledge and skills for newbies and experienced yachties alike, and will run on selected Tuesdays and Thursdays over the next couple of months.
Sessions include how to make Chart Corrections - an invaluable skill to learn and if you come to the workshops not only will we give you a nice CV Boosting course certificate,
Day Skipper Sail Course - If you´d like to know more about this fun and challenging course, call our team at our office in Santa Catalina.
Deep Blue Sea Training runs Powerboat level 2 courses every weekend. Speak to our team at our office in Santa Catalina to secure your place.
A Yachtmaster qualification is a certificate of competence of the ability to handle either a sailing boat or motor boat (as endorsed) in certain prescribed conditions. Three different titles are specified; Yachtmaster Coastal (previously - and in some countries still - called Coastal Skipper), Yachtmaster Offshore, and Yachtmaster Ocean which specify the level of competence required and the area of operation certified.
The Yacht Racing Association was founded in November, 1875. Its initial purpose was to standardise the rules of measurement to different racing yachts, so that boats of different classes could compete fairly against each other.
The Royal Yachting Association (RYA) is the national governing body for certain watersports in the United Kingdom. Activities it covers include Sailing, Windsurfing, Motor cruising, Powerboating & Personal watercraft. The RYA is one of the founding members of the International Sailing Federation the World Governing Body for the sport of sailing and serves as the Member National Authority.
The invention of sailing is prehistoric, but the racing of sailing boats is believed to have started in the Netherlands some time in the 17th century. Soon, in England, custom-built racing "yachts" began to emerge. In 1851, the Royal Yacht Squadron in Cowes challenged the American yacht America.
Yachting refers to the use of recreational boats and ships called yachts for sporting purposes. Yachts are different from working ships mainly by their leisure purpose. Both terms originate from the Dutch word jacht ("hunt"). With sailboats, it is called sailing, and with motorboats, it is called powerboating.
Certification may be sought for commercial recognition or as a confirmation of attainment of skills.