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Small Powerboat & Rib Master

Course Description

This certificate is approved by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) – UK.

An all-in hands-on tender driver course & qualification for the professional yacht crew. There are two courses that are recognised by the MCA, this one and the recreational power boat level 2 by the RYA. IYT Powerboat course covers vessels up to 15m (45′) with no accommodation driven by outboard or inboard motors in fair weather up to 20 miles from a safe haven. There is no horsepower restriction. The IYT Small Powerboat & RIB Master (Power Boat 2 equivalent) certificates do not require a commercial endorsement because they are commercial certificates.

We are the only school offering a night sailing experience in your Powerboat course!

This course includes 1 night sailing session. To the best of our knowledge, we are the only school in Europe offering a night session on a Powerboat 2 / Small Powerboat & Rib Master level. Take this chance and explore the Ria Formosa by night.

Entry Standard: the Candidate should be 16 years of age or over; 18 if being used commercially.

Assessment: will be continuous over the programme. The training is competency based and the candidate will be assessed on demonstrating the correct competencies and knowledge throughout the course. A short written exam will be taken on the last day of this course

After complete the course you need to do a Medical check. You can do it with your doctor, but please take IYT medical form here>> or using our recommended doctor - check website>>

Find more at "course outline"

Check in time

9:30

Pre-Requisites

16 years of age
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What's included?

Notebook
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Night sailing
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Online theory course
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Fee to our conservation project
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➞ Combine this course with a sailing expedition!

What does this mean? Instead of doing this course in a fixed location, you can optionally opt to do it while being part of a sailing expedition with our partners in Atlantic Explorers! If you are searching for adventure and a unique learning experience, you should check this out.

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Upcoming dates for this course

2023
30
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Small Powerboat & Rib Master
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January 30, 2023

Please fill this form in order to book a place in our course! After completing, please wait up to 48 hours for further information and booking confirmation.

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Expedition combination

When possible, we offer the possibility to combine courses with a sailing expedition! Please let us know if you are interested and we will confirm if it is possible for this date.

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2023
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Small Powerboat & Rib Master
starting on
March 6, 2023

Please fill this form in order to book a place in our course! After completing, please wait up to 48 hours for further information and booking confirmation.

Personal and contact information
Expedition combination

When possible, we offer the possibility to combine courses with a sailing expedition! Please let us know if you are interested and we will confirm if it is possible for this date.

Would you like to combine the course with a sailing expedition?
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Any thoughts? Something you want to tell us? Please write to us here!

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Before submitting this form, please understand that you are freely giving us your personal and contact information, which will be used only for booking purposes and won't be shared with other parties.

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2023
20
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Small Powerboat & Rib Master
starting on
March 20, 2023

Please fill this form in order to book a place in our course! After completing, please wait up to 48 hours for further information and booking confirmation.

Personal and contact information
Expedition combination

When possible, we offer the possibility to combine courses with a sailing expedition! Please let us know if you are interested and we will confirm if it is possible for this date.

Would you like to combine the course with a sailing expedition?
Send us a message

Any thoughts? Something you want to tell us? Please write to us here!

All good, you are ready to send the application.

Before submitting this form, please understand that you are freely giving us your personal and contact information, which will be used only for booking purposes and won't be shared with other parties.

Thank you! Your submission has been received and we will be contacting you within the next 48 hours to guide you into the next steps in order to confirm the booking. If you have any doubts, please contact us here.

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2023
17
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Small Powerboat & Rib Master
starting on
April 17, 2023

Please fill this form in order to book a place in our course! After completing, please wait up to 48 hours for further information and booking confirmation.

Personal and contact information
Expedition combination

When possible, we offer the possibility to combine courses with a sailing expedition! Please let us know if you are interested and we will confirm if it is possible for this date.

Would you like to combine the course with a sailing expedition?
Send us a message

Any thoughts? Something you want to tell us? Please write to us here!

All good, you are ready to send the application.

Before submitting this form, please understand that you are freely giving us your personal and contact information, which will be used only for booking purposes and won't be shared with other parties.

Thank you! Your submission has been received and we will be contacting you within the next 48 hours to guide you into the next steps in order to confirm the booking. If you have any doubts, please contact us here.

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2023
8
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11
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Small Powerboat & Rib Master
starting on
May 8, 2023

Please fill this form in order to book a place in our course! After completing, please wait up to 48 hours for further information and booking confirmation.

Personal and contact information
Expedition combination

When possible, we offer the possibility to combine courses with a sailing expedition! Please let us know if you are interested and we will confirm if it is possible for this date.

Would you like to combine the course with a sailing expedition?
Send us a message

Any thoughts? Something you want to tell us? Please write to us here!

All good, you are ready to send the application.

Before submitting this form, please understand that you are freely giving us your personal and contact information, which will be used only for booking purposes and won't be shared with other parties.

Thank you! Your submission has been received and we will be contacting you within the next 48 hours to guide you into the next steps in order to confirm the booking. If you have any doubts, please contact us here.

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2023
12
Jun
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15
Jun
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Small Powerboat & Rib Master
starting on
June 12, 2023

Please fill this form in order to book a place in our course! After completing, please wait up to 48 hours for further information and booking confirmation.

Personal and contact information
Expedition combination

When possible, we offer the possibility to combine courses with a sailing expedition! Please let us know if you are interested and we will confirm if it is possible for this date.

Would you like to combine the course with a sailing expedition?
Send us a message

Any thoughts? Something you want to tell us? Please write to us here!

All good, you are ready to send the application.

Before submitting this form, please understand that you are freely giving us your personal and contact information, which will be used only for booking purposes and won't be shared with other parties.

Thank you! Your submission has been received and we will be contacting you within the next 48 hours to guide you into the next steps in order to confirm the booking. If you have any doubts, please contact us here.

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2023
3
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Jul
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Small Powerboat & Rib Master
starting on
July 3, 2023

Please fill this form in order to book a place in our course! After completing, please wait up to 48 hours for further information and booking confirmation.

Personal and contact information
Expedition combination

When possible, we offer the possibility to combine courses with a sailing expedition! Please let us know if you are interested and we will confirm if it is possible for this date.

Would you like to combine the course with a sailing expedition?
Send us a message

Any thoughts? Something you want to tell us? Please write to us here!

All good, you are ready to send the application.

Before submitting this form, please understand that you are freely giving us your personal and contact information, which will be used only for booking purposes and won't be shared with other parties.

Thank you! Your submission has been received and we will be contacting you within the next 48 hours to guide you into the next steps in order to confirm the booking. If you have any doubts, please contact us here.

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2023
24
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27
Jul
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Small Powerboat & Rib Master
starting on
July 24, 2023

Please fill this form in order to book a place in our course! After completing, please wait up to 48 hours for further information and booking confirmation.

Personal and contact information
Expedition combination

When possible, we offer the possibility to combine courses with a sailing expedition! Please let us know if you are interested and we will confirm if it is possible for this date.

Would you like to combine the course with a sailing expedition?
Send us a message

Any thoughts? Something you want to tell us? Please write to us here!

All good, you are ready to send the application.

Before submitting this form, please understand that you are freely giving us your personal and contact information, which will be used only for booking purposes and won't be shared with other parties.

Thank you! Your submission has been received and we will be contacting you within the next 48 hours to guide you into the next steps in order to confirm the booking. If you have any doubts, please contact us here.

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2023
18
Sep
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21
Sep
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Course Booking Form

Small Powerboat & Rib Master
starting on
September 18, 2023

Please fill this form in order to book a place in our course! After completing, please wait up to 48 hours for further information and booking confirmation.

Personal and contact information
Expedition combination

When possible, we offer the possibility to combine courses with a sailing expedition! Please let us know if you are interested and we will confirm if it is possible for this date.

Would you like to combine the course with a sailing expedition?
Send us a message

Any thoughts? Something you want to tell us? Please write to us here!

All good, you are ready to send the application.

Before submitting this form, please understand that you are freely giving us your personal and contact information, which will be used only for booking purposes and won't be shared with other parties.

Thank you! Your submission has been received and we will be contacting you within the next 48 hours to guide you into the next steps in order to confirm the booking. If you have any doubts, please contact us here.

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2023
16
Oct
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19
Oct
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Course Booking Form

Small Powerboat & Rib Master
starting on
October 16, 2023

Please fill this form in order to book a place in our course! After completing, please wait up to 48 hours for further information and booking confirmation.

Personal and contact information
Expedition combination

When possible, we offer the possibility to combine courses with a sailing expedition! Please let us know if you are interested and we will confirm if it is possible for this date.

Would you like to combine the course with a sailing expedition?
Send us a message

Any thoughts? Something you want to tell us? Please write to us here!

All good, you are ready to send the application.

Before submitting this form, please understand that you are freely giving us your personal and contact information, which will be used only for booking purposes and won't be shared with other parties.

Thank you! Your submission has been received and we will be contacting you within the next 48 hours to guide you into the next steps in order to confirm the booking. If you have any doubts, please contact us here.

The Atlantic Explorers Team
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2023
13
Nov
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16
Nov
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Course Booking Form

Small Powerboat & Rib Master
starting on
November 13, 2023

Please fill this form in order to book a place in our course! After completing, please wait up to 48 hours for further information and booking confirmation.

Personal and contact information
Expedition combination

When possible, we offer the possibility to combine courses with a sailing expedition! Please let us know if you are interested and we will confirm if it is possible for this date.

Would you like to combine the course with a sailing expedition?
Send us a message

Any thoughts? Something you want to tell us? Please write to us here!

All good, you are ready to send the application.

Before submitting this form, please understand that you are freely giving us your personal and contact information, which will be used only for booking purposes and won't be shared with other parties.

Thank you! Your submission has been received and we will be contacting you within the next 48 hours to guide you into the next steps in order to confirm the booking. If you have any doubts, please contact us here.

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Structure of the course

The following are the main subjects to be taught during this course. After completion, the student should be competent at an acceptable level.

Where:

Doca de Faro / Faro Marina at faro downtown

Duration:

Theory e-learning + 4 days - total 50 hours

Estimated time for the theory e-learning 18 hours. It is required to finish the e-learning course before the first presencial session.

Standard course (sometimes we need to change due weather and tide restrictions)

Day 1 / 9:30-16:00 Classroom / theory

Day 2 / 11:00-21:00 Practical

Day 3 / 9:30-16:00 Practical

Day 4 / 9:30-16:00 Classroom / VHF module and Exam

When:

Please check our calendar.

Normally we have 1 course per month. Some times can be more or less.

If our calendar is not good for you, please suggest another date. It is easier for us to open a new course if you have a group of 3-4 people.

Syllabus:

  • Safety at sea
  • VHF Radio operations
  • Small powerboats and rigid inflatable boats
  • Launching and recovery
  • Anchors and anchoring
  • Nautical terminology
  • Boat handling under power
  • Man overboard procedures
  • Ropes and rope-work
  • Basic rules of the road (collision regulations)
  • Glossary of terms

The instruction will take place over a period of the whole course emphasising the practical applications of small powerboat and RIB handling.The course will be covered in classroom and on vessel instruction.

If you want to know more details about the course outline and subjects, please contact us here.

Requirements

Some of our courses require some qualifications or previous experience from the candidate due to the nature the course.

This are the pre-requirements to book and join this course:

16 years of age
?

If you want to know more details about certifications and proven experience onboard, please contact us here.

Downloadable resources

Use this documents to start learning and preparing your course. Please note that you should go through all this information before you start your course with us.

If you need more details on course preparation, please contact us here.

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