Bareboat Charter – BBC (ASA 104):
- Prerequisites: BCC
- General Description: An advanced cruising Standard for individuals with cruising experience. The individual can act as skipper or crew of a 30 – 50 foot boat sailing by day in coastal waters. The Standard includes knowledge of boat systems and maintenance procedures.
- State and discuss the following:
- The fuel tank capacity and powering range of the candidate’s boat.
- Factors which affect the range under power
- The boat’s water capacity and crew’s minimum daily water requirements
- The causes, prevention and treatments for sea sickness
- The appropriate clothing for sailing (comfort and safety)
- Menu planning and provisioning and suitability to the day’s activities
- The minimum contents of a first aid kit for a one week cruise
- The spare engine parts for a one week cruise
- The documents and procedures required to cross international borders and how to determine the above for any cruising location
- Discuss galley procedures that minimize the danger of fire, scalding or other galley accidents.
- Use common cooking systems (stoves and fuel).
- Describe the sea breeze and land breeze effect.
- Identify conditions which cause fog.
- Describe the use of a radar reflector.
- Describe and discuss what to do when (under power);
- The engine cooling water fails to flow
- The engine fails in a crowded anchorage where safe sailing is impossible
- The engine fails in a busy channel
- Describe two methods of getting a man overboard back on board.
- Describe the information required and the procedure for tying a boat to a fixed dock in areas with a large tidal range.
- State the factors to be considered before allowing anyone to go swimming while at anchor
- Describe how to secure the boat with an anchor on the bow or stern with the other end made fast to a dock or shore.
- Describe the use of an anchor to hold boat off a windward dock when abreast of that dock.
- Describe methods of rafting at anchor and potential dangers.
- Describe the actions taken to prevent the dinghy from bumping the boat in the night.
- Describe the proper operating procedures for the marine head and list precautions that prevent malfunction.
- Describe the following common courtesies and customs of yachtsmen:
- Permission to board
- Permission to come alongside
- Courtesy in crossing adjacent boats when rafted
- Right of first boat at an anchorage
- Keeping clear of boats racing
- Flag etiquette: national flag, courtesy flag, burgee / house flag
- Offering assistance to other yachtsmen in trouble
A Certified Sailor has successfully demonstrated his or her ability to:
- Perform routine daily and weekly maintenance procedures on an engine.
- Locate and check condition of all USCG required equipment aboard.
- Maneuver the boat under power in a confined space.
- Stop the bow of the boat within four feet of a fixed marker in various conditions while under power (pick up a mooring buoy).
- Dock stern or bow to dock or shore using bow or stern anchor.
- Apply 72 COLREGS (Navigation Rules), rules 1 – 19.
- Demonstrate basic use of the VHF.
- Check that all systems and equipment on the boat are in working order: engine, electrical system, stove, electronics, sails, hull, deck hardware, ground tackle, and through-hulls and demonstrate knowledge of safety relating to them.
- Demonstrate the proper operation of a marine stove and he proper way to extinguish a fire.
- Demonstrate suitable methods and precautions while towing a dinghy.
- Sail a compass course with sails set properly while reaching and running.
- Demonstrate two different ways of returning to a man overboard in moderate winds.
- Plot a course and determine compass heading and E.T.A.
- Read a nautical chart and identify corresponding landmarks and aids to navigation.
- Take a fix using visual bearings.
- Determine the depth above or below chart datum using tide tables.
- Pilot a boat into an unfamiliar harbor or anchorage by day using a nautical chart and tidal information.
- Obtain and interpret the marine forecast.
- Set and retrieve two anchors set in a Bahamian mooring (for and aft).
- Has acted as skipper and crew on a live-aboard cruise of at least 48 hours.
- Tie a rolling hitch and a trucker’s hitch in 20 seconds or less.