Regulatory practices for recreational boat skipper (PER).
We will carry out the regulatory practices to obtain the PER (Recreational Boat Skipper) with the RO 34O, from our School approved by the Department of the Valencian Community with base port in Marina Miramar de Santa Pola.
The current regulations establish that in order to govern a boat you must carry out 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 do them in two days with hours from 09:00 to 18:00. They will be carried out by the bay of Santa Pola, Guardamar and Isla de Tabarca. The official program published by the General Directorate of the Merchant Navy 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 show you how the different navigation elements work.
Programming of the navigation practices of the Skipper of Recreational Boats:
Point 1. Safety and checks before going out to sea.
Knowledge and management of safety material, review of the critical points of the boat and checks prior to going out to sea.
Point 2. Planning of the defeat and firefighting.
Route planning: Identification of the area to be navigated, condition 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 starting and functional checks.
Point 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.
Maneuvers in the dock, berths and unberths. Safety speed.
Point 6. Anchoring, surveillance and control of the route.
Anchorage 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 navigation aspects, such as the determination of the total correction by leading lines, the situation by delays, leading lines and GNSS equipment, as well as by dead reckoning. Using the probe and slider. Quick positioning on the chart. Reconnaissance of the coast, delays and safety contour.
Point 8. Security maneuvers.
Man overboard maneuver, using the MOB function of the GNSS equipment, and to give and receive tow maneuvers. Precautions will also be taken into account when rescuing from a boat and with helicopters.