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Navigation Course 2022

The Yacht Club Syvstjernen is again this year facilitating navigation courses (duelighedskurser) for Maersk employees and the signup opens soon in two stages.

  1. Pre-registration for members who joined the club last season without doing the navigation course
  2. For everyone else: Monday 7 February

The course consists of a theoretical and a practical part. By completing both parts, you will get issued an internationally recognised Certificate of Proficiency (Duelighedsbevis i sejlads for fritidssejlere).

 

The Theoretical Part

There will be classes either on Tuesdays and Thursdays in weeks 9-14. The specific dates for classes and exams are mentioned in the event descriptions where you sign up on this website. Please make sure to reserve these dates in your calendar already when signing up.

The topics that will be covered are:

- Rules at sea (Søvejsreglerne)
- Navigation (Navigation)
- Safety at sea (Søsikkerhed)
- Fire prevention (Forebyggelse af brand)
- Protection of the marine environment (Beskyttelse af havmiljøet)

A maximum of 20 participants per class will be filled on a ‘first come – first served’ basis.

There will be homework required and when signing up we expect that you intend to attend the classes and do the exam.


The Practical Part

Practical training is held throughout the sailing season in continuation of the theoretical part. You can read more about this and other club activities on the club's website:

https://www.sejlklubbensyvstjernen.klubmodul.com/cms/ShowContentPage.aspx?ContentPageID=38

https://www.sejlklubbensyvstjernen.klubmodul.com/cms/ShowContentPage.aspx?ContentPageID=35

You can sign up to the club activities, including the crew evenings, on a week by week basis once the season starts.

The aim of the practical instruction and training is building your skills within:

- Boat handling
- Man-overboard manoeuvres
- Handling of rope
- Use of safety equipment
- Application of International Regulations for the Prevention of Collisions at Sea (De Internationale Søvejsregler) etc.

Please note that while the navigation course will take you some of the way, you will not gain enough experience to become a skipper in the club and thereby be able to rent the boats for private use unless you have previous sailing experience. Building enough experience as a beginner normally takes 1½-2 seasons of regular sailing.

 

How do you sign up?

Participants must be active members of the Yacht Club Syvstjernen to be able to sign up for the course. The membership fee is DKK 900 and covers the entire 2022. You sign up by creating a profile on the website and signing up for the "Yearly Subscription" (not passive) under the "Membership" menu.

Once you have signed up for a membership and paid the membership fee, you will be able to sign up for the navigation course. You can do this under "Activities/Events". The participation fee for the course is DKK 2,700, which covers all material, instruction and examination fees to the Danish Maritime Authority (Søfartsstyrelsen) for both the theoretical and the practical parts.

For further details you can contact brian.hansen@maersk.com.