ISSA Inshore Skippers course
To become a licensed skipper and charter yachts around the world, take the ISSA INSHORE Skipper Course.
The course is 7-8 days from 9:00 to 17:00 + one day-a-night navigation with at least 20NM crossing.
Yachts: FAREAST 28R
HANSE 400 (12 meters)
Beneteau Oceanis 41 (12+ meters)
Beneteau Oceanis 38.2 (11 meters)

At the end of the course and after passing the exam, you will receive a license ISSA INSHORE SKIPPER and Log Book with the miles completed and a mark confirming that you have passed the standards.
International ISSA license
Course graduates receive an Inshore Skipper and VHF SRC license
International Sailing Schools Association (ISSA).
These licenses are recognized by most of the leading charter and insurance companies.
ISSA aims to provide opportunities worldwide for people who dream of learning to sail to make a start in a sailing school. Also, ISSA provides an international career path for sailing and windsurfing instructors to teach sailing and windsurfing in other countries.

ISSA is a non-profit international association which provides a framework of common standards of quality and safety for sailing and windsurfing schools throughout the world. The ISSA standards apply equally to the certification of students completing sailing and windsurfing courses at all levels of ability. All ISSA sailing and windsurfing instructors are trained to the same of levels of competence.
ISSA is managed by a committee elected from its member sailing and windsurfing schools.

ISSA was created in 1969 in London by:
  • Les Glenans FRA
  • Polish Yachting Association POL
  • Yacht Club de Morges SUI
  • Casa di Vela Caprera ITA
  • National Schools Sailing Association GBR
  • Centro Internacional de Navigacion de Arousa ESP
Course Outline
Experience required prior training: At least 1 sailing cruise
Certification required prior training: None
Minimum age required: 16 years old
Suggested number of training hours: 50 hours
Who can run the training: ISSA Instructor Who can do the examination:
Command of a vessel up to a maximum length of 78 ft /24 meters
Cerfiticate enables you to:
In coastal waters up to 20 miles offshore
In fair conditions with moderate wind and sea conditions
Course Outline:
  • Responsibilities of a bareboat skipper
  • Crew safety checks
  • Hull and rig checks
  • Machinery and systems checks
  • Fuel and water capacity and range
  • Menus and quantities ü Float plan
  • Sources of meteorological information
  • Weather patterns ü Sea and land breezes
  • Cloud types and formations
  • Pilotage and passage planning
  • Considerations when planning a passage
  • Routine for navigating a coastal passage
  • Passage strategy
  • Port regulations, customs, immigration
  • Pilotage plans
  • Vessel handling in confined quarters
  • Mooring, anchoring, coming alongside
  • Ropes, knots, care and use of lines
  • General deck work
  • Tides and currents theory
  • Tidal heights, springs and neaps

  • Rule of "twelfths"
  • Position fixing, running fixes
  • Plotting the effect of tides and currents
  • Collision regulations
  • Lights, shapes and sounds
  • Application of the regulations
  • Advanced dingy handling
Our School Instructors
All school instructors have comprehensive personal background as captains and sailors, as well as teaching experience. Each instructor has ISSA accreditation.
Our fleet for study
We offer courses on several types of boats, this will allow you to understand much more about the boat and its inertia, thus making it easier for you to operate any type of boat at the end of the course. On request, we can provide additional training on catamarans, as catamaran sailing has its own specific requirements for practicing and understanding the physics of twin-engine propulsion.
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Our Calendar

Weekend Courses:
02—17 of December 2023
09—24 of December 2023

Week Courses:
04—10 of December 2023
18—24 of December 2023

Weekend Courses:
13—28 of January 2024

Week Courses:
08—13 of January 2024
22—27 of January 2024

Weekend Courses:
03—18 of February 2024

Week Courses:
05—10 of February 2024
19—24 of February 2024

Weekend Courses:
04—19 of March 2024
11—26 of March 2024

Week Courses:
11—16 of March 2024
25—30 of March 2024
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