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Practical Training & Charter

After some 20 years, Coastwise no longer runs the RYA Motor Cruising Scheme Helmsman and Day Skipper practical courses which are mainly designed as starter courses for the leisure industry. For those wanting the Day Skipper course for certification, the Advanced Powerboat Course by an RYA Powerboat training centre could be more cost effective.

Coastwise still runs the equivalent training on the school boat " Lady Emma" or the learner's vessel concentrating on navigation, vessel handling , passage planning and making, as well as underpinning shorebased knowledge. Vessel deliveries can also be undertaken.

Preparation training for Yachtmaster exams can be provided including mile building, night work, command time and passages as needed for qualifying sea time for the exams. Cert of Comp exams can be arranged.

The vessel is also available for charter for survey, crew/package transfer, photographic, escort work,etc.

The school boat - "Lady Emma" - is a well fitted out 40ft Nelson twin engine pilot boat type motor cruiser to the required MCA standard of safety coding for commercial use for up to 10 persons and up to 60 miles from a safe haven (cat 2 waters). The courses are run from Hartlepool, with the cruising area from the Forth to the Humber, which includes the challenge of heavy commercial traffic of the Tees and Humber, as well as the Northumberland & North Yorks coast.

In some countries the I.C.C. is a requirement before a UK flagged vessel may be skippered or chartered.
Options for gaining a coastal I.C.C. are :-
- Satisfactory completion of an appropriate RYA practical course..
- By direct practical assessment on your own boat or the school boat if the
candidate is already up to the required standard.
- Flexible combination of theory and practical tuition as necessary.

There are two classes of coastal ICC (motor) –
- up to 10 metres and up to 24 metres
Coastwise can provide coaching for the over 10m cert. and arrange the exam.
The syllabus is available on the RYA web site or from Coastwise.

Cost of training and assessment is based on time taken on theory and time of engines running if "Lady Emma" is used. As a guide, a well prepared candidate requiring examination only should complete the examination in approx 2hrs afloat and 2hrs ashore.

ICC - C.E.V.N.I.
This is an additional shorebased assessment required when using European inland waterways abroad. It may be included as part of a practical assessment at no extra charge or assessed on it's own where cost will be based on time and travel.

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