Fezzano - 2 weekends residential course

Topics of both weekends 

Shipmaster 1

  • Mantainance and check
  • Boat: structure, standing or running rigging (manovre fisse e correnti)
  • Engine: Cooling system, lubrication, fuel supply and transmission
  • Electric plant
  • Getting to know the instruments aboard, nautical documents, boat documents, safety equipment, radio usage
  • Harbour entrance and exit procedures, maneuvering in port areas, use of acustic signals and priority rules
  • Wind and Sea effect on different situations
  • propwalk: how to use it while manouvering in tight spaces and while docking
  • Mooring: bow-on or stern-on, on the side, mooring lines, hawsers and bouys.

Shipmaster 2

  • how to get the boat and the crew ready
  • Sail with bad weather conditions and reduce sails
  • MOR and  picking up the mooring bouy
  • Anchoring: anchor types, how to use it manually or with a power winch, anchoring techniques, effect of weather conditions and how to chose an anchoring spot
  • Knots: knowledge of the main nautical knots, how to make them and how much they hold