Training for Expedition employees2019-12-05T19:24:34+01:00

Zodiac Training for expedition staff:

In 2018 Rib School Scheveningen started a RYA sailing school on the expedition ship M / V Sea Spirit, which sails to both Antarctica and Arctica. The increasing demand to certify personnel on expedition vessels with the RYA Powerboat Level 2 was the immediate reason for this.

Our International Sailing School at Scheveningen was founded 10 years ago in 2009. We have taught in recent years to the National Police, Rijkswaterstaat, Hoogheemraadschap and many private individuals, including expats, refugee workers, deckhands on super-yachts and also expedition employees.

Last winter we sailed on the expedition ship M/V Sea Spirit, so we now know from personal experience what you can expect. Especially for future expedition employees we have purchased an identical Zodiac mil pro MK V with Yamaha engine (tiller steering and hydraulic trim).

The steering and boating characteristics with a tiller are slightly different than on a rib with a steering wheel and a throttle. We have put together a training where we teach you to be able to work on an expedition ship in extreme areas.

How do you deal with passengers sitting on the beam at the side, how stable are you, how do you drive through ice. You learn to deal with a GPS to find the mother ship again. We also learn how to ‘land’ on the beach.

Zodiac training for expedition staff
100% practical  
(1 day)
Costs: € 350, – p.p. (min. 2p)

Practical:

Checklist boat equipment, engine & preparation
Importance of Kill cord
Low and high-speed manoeuvres
Use of power trim
Confined space turning
Effect of wind and current
Launching and recovery from the beach
MOB procedure and how to retrieve a person
Finding the ship with the GPS
How to use a Bearing compass
Method of approach, in tidal stream (engine wash)
Awareness of weather changes
How to deal with guests
Towing
General communication

RYA Powerboat Level 2 course for expedition staff
80% practical & 20% theoretical  (2 days)
€ 650, – p.p. (min. 2p)

Practical:

Checklist boat equipment, engine & preparation
Importance of Kill cord
Low and high-speed manoeuvres
Use of power trim
Confined space turning
Effect of wind and current
Launching and recovery from the beach
MOB procedure and how to retrieve a person
Finding the ship with the GPS
How to use a Bearing compass
Method of approach, in tidal stream (engine wash)
Awareness of weather changes
How to deal with guests
Towing
General communication

Theoretical:

Collision regulations
Buoys and Markers (Buoyage)
Personal buoyancy
Emergency Procedures
Precautions & flares
Lines and Knots
Motors and drives
Tides
Basic chart work and navigation.