#YACHTMASTER – In the wake of their recent Careers At Sea Expo, Galway sailing school Bow Waves are rolling out a full time Commercial Skipper course. Many people at the Careers At Sea Expo were interested in the pathways to careers, particularly the 200gt Commercial Skipper course. The course is unique in Ireland claim Bow Waves. It offers candidates the opportunity to gain a 200gt Commercial Skipper ticket in both sail and power. The dual certification gives students the chance to seek employment in a range marine jobs including, offshore support for the energy industry, superyacht skippering, bareboat charter, and commercial enterprise.
The course is open to people of all ability, including those who have no previous boating experience. The course is run in a module format which includes introductory courses to sailing and powerboating and follows through to Yachtmaster Offshore, with the option to qualify in Yachtmaster Ocean. The course also covers full STCW 95 safety training which is carried out in house at the centre in Galway. The course also allows for mile building in both sail and power to allow students to gain relevant experience in both areas.
In addition to a high level of training, the course also includes career guidance, with the Bow Waves team providing assistance in finding and applying for jobs.
The course is due to start on the 30th of January, and will run for 16 weeks. The course is fully credited by the MCA, ISA, RYA and Department of Transport. For full course details, as well as pricing, contact Barry on 091 560 560, or e-mail [email protected]