INLAND SKIPPER INSTRUCTOR COURSE – 55 HOURS

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I. BASIC REQUIREMENTS

  1. Every instructor candidate should:
  • Pass the Inland Skipper Exam before approaching the course or hold an equivalent certificate
  • Have at least 1 year experience after passing the above mentioned exam,
  • Hold First Aid or Rescue certificate
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have at least high school education
  • Should submit valid fitness declaration stating that he/she is fit for the activity
  1. PLEASE NOTICE that copies of all of the above mentioned documents should be presented upon submitting the application for the course

WARNING. CANDIDATES WITH NO SUFFICIENT KNOWLEDGE WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO BECOME ISSA INSTRUCTORS

 

II. TRAINING VENUE REQUIREMENTS

  1. The course should take place primarily on a sailing yacht at least 18 ft long. At least 10 hours of practice should take place on a yacht equipped with under deck area
  2. The yacht should have all the equipment necessary to run a complete practical ISSA training course for Inland Skipper
  3. The yacht should comply with the requirements set for training vessels in the location of the course
  4. The theory classes can take place in a classroom that meets ISSA standards or on the yacht if there is sufficient below deck area able to comfortably fit all the instructor candidates and the trainer

 

III. EFFICIENCY REQUIREMENTS

There should be 1 trainer for a maximum of 5 candidates

 

IV. TRAINING CONDITIONS REQUIREMENTS

  1. Handling under sail practice should take place in weather conditions between and including 2B – 6B
  2. There should be at least 30 hours of practical exercises
  3. There should be at least 20 hours of classes to practice the theory presentation skills of the candidates

 

V. SAFETY REQUIREMENTS

Throughout the practical part of the course, the instructor candidates should wear lifejackets as directed by the trainer

 

VI. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

The instructors should be using:

  • Whiteboard and display screen with adequate screening equipment
  • ISSA instructor “Train The Trainer” handbook
  • ISSA Inland Yacht Skipper program, handbook and presentations