DSA International competent crew course

This is a certificate of excellence for those candidates who wish to train to become an active crew member on a power or sailing yacht. it includes an Introduction to Boating for power and sail yachts. Beginners are strongly welcomed to try and bring along their friends to form their own crew. This course covers a total of  11 modules. 

Per pax:

SGD 2550


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  • Crew on a vessel up to a maximum length of 78 ft /24 metres

  • in coastal waters up to 20 miles offshore

  • in daylight hours and in fair conditions with moderate wind and sea conditions

  • It is the level of competence that someone needs either when acting as watchkeeping crew on a yacht and as a skipper of a small yacht in protected waters where help is immediately available in calm conditions.

course outline 

  • Nautical terminology

  • Safety briefing

  • Passage planning

  • Rope work

  • Basic rules of the road

  • Introduction to weather

  • Basic sail handling

  • Basic handling under power

  • Man overboard procedures

  • Vessel equipment and instruments

  • Engine checks and maintenance

  • Deck seamanship

  • Sailing vessels handling skills

  • Sailing vessels under power

  • Power vessel handling skills

  • Dingy handling under power

module outline:

  • Module 1 - Nautical Terminology

  • Module 2 - Personal Safety Equipment

  • Module 3 – Boat Safety Equipment

  • Module 4 – Vessel Checkout – Documentation, Charts, Nautical Publications and Flags, Registration/ships papers, passports/visas, insurance papers, nautical qualifications, VHF Radio Operators License, VHF Radio equipment, crew list/logbook, equipment manuals, nautical charts, nautical publications.

  • Module 5 – Vessel Checkout – Equipment & General Hull and rig checks, navigation lights and electronic equipment, safety equipment, housekeeping items, dinghy, float plan, departing marina or dock.

  • Module 6 –Basic Rope work

  • Module 7 - Refueling

  • Module 8 – Man-Overboard Procedures

  • Module 9 – Capsizing, Swamping & Sinking

  • Module 10 – Anchors, Anchoring and Running Aground, Anchors and your boat, laying a second anchor, kedging, fouled anchor, running aground (groundings)

  • Module 11 – Responsibilities of the Crew, Care of the Environment, Provisioning & Housekeeping

What to Anticipate:

Students will participate and learn to be a competent crew member aboard a 30ft - 45ft sailing cruiser.

During the course, students will complete a pre-course study and 4 on-the-water training sessions. At the end of the course, there will be a written exam and successful candidates will receive a Discover Sailing Asia International Crew certificate upon completion. Students will then be eligible for taking Bareboat Skipper course which leads to Hong Kong Pleasure Vessel Operators Licence Level 2, allowing you to skipper any vessel up to 50ft in length.




Courses are conducted Year-round 

IBCS: Self Assessment Verification

Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerence & Industry:

Ordinary Member

IBCS: Best Practice Procedures

Travel Agent partnered with STB

Alpha Marine Pte Ltd (TA 03370)

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