Regulatory practices for recreational boat skipper (PER).
We will carry out the regulatory practices to obtain the PER (Recreational Boat Pattern) with the RO 400, from our School approved by the Department of the Valencian Community, with a base port in Marina Miramar de Santa Pola.
The current regulations establish that in order to govern a boat you must carry out some navigation practices and provide a certificate from an approved school of having carried out the navigation practices stipulated by law.
These practices are mandatory to be able to govern a boat, the current legislation establishes that they must have a duration of 16 hours, we carry them out in two days with hours from 09:00 to 18:00. They will be carried out by the bay of Santa Pola, Guardamar and Tabarca Island. The official program published by the General Directorate of the Merchant Marine is followed.
In port, we will plan the route that we are going to take in our bay according to the weather conditions and we will comment on the weather forecast, we will teach you how the different navigation elements work.
Programming of the navigation practices of the Skipper of Pleasure Boats:
Point 1. Safety and checks before going to sea.
Knowledge and management of safety equipment, review of the critical points of the boat and checks prior to going to sea.
Point 2. Planning of defeat and firefighting.
Route planning: Identification of the area to navigate, status and capacity of the crew and interpretation of weather forecasts. Fire-fighting issues.
Point 3. Motors and electrical installation.
Identification of the elements of the propulsion installation and the electrical installation. Engine start and function checks.
Item 4. Vessel maintenance, pollution prevention and ropes.
Maintenance of the boat and its elements. Precautions depending on the material of the same. Antifouling. Prevention of marine pollution. Management of ropes and basic knots.
Point 5. Maneuvers.
Dock maneuvers, docking and undocking. Security speed.
Point 6. Anchoring, vigilance and control of the route.
Anchoring maneuver and course control and RIPA rules. Identification of marks and beacons. Reverse course and precautions in night navigation and with limited visibility.
Point 7. Navigation.
Practical aspects of navigation, such as the determination of the total correction for leading lines, the situation due to bearings, leading lines and GNSS equipment, as well as graphical dead reckoning. Use of the probe and the slide. Quick positioning on the chart. Reconnaissance of the coast, delays and security contour.
Point 8. Safety maneuvers.
Man overboard manoeuvre, using the MOB function of the GNSS equipment, and towing and towing manoeuvres. The precautions in the rescue from boat and with helicopters will also be taken into account.