The knowledge required according to the  various examinations.

General Remarks

The required knowledge is divided into two levels:
“Familiarity” is the lower level in which the examinee is required to be familiar with the subject, but no proficiency is required.
The higher level is “Proficiency”. At this level the examinee is required to show a more profound knowledge of the material, including the necessary relevant calculations.
1. Theoretical grade  C  Seamanship Examination  -  Allotted time  90  minutes
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Sailing: Tacking, jibing and going about, the effect of the sail’s location on the pivoting point and the boat’s inclination. X  
Ropes and Cables: Their characteristics and  adaptation to the boat’s various requirements, tackle combinations and power-gain (mechanical advantage), rope, cable and chain sizes. X  
Meteorology: Temperature and air-pressure - their units and measuring instruments, fronts  - their identification and characteristics, reading a synoptic chart, comprehension of weather forecasts, high  and low pressure areas, the Beaufort Scale, wind directions during the passage of a front and it’s influence on the isobars, the weather area-codes  -   from the coasts of Turkey to Israel and Egypt, sources of  information relating to those area-codes. X  
Information sources for obtaining data concerning weather: Weather forecasts, literature, radio and communications. X  
Clouds: Familiarity with the various cloud formations and their significance. X  
Winds: “Sharkyia” “Maltemi”, “Barbanza”, “Bora” and  “Mistral” X  
Seasonal Phenomena: Breeze, Persian Depression (Low), Red Sea Trough, Cypriote Depression, Libyan Depression. X  
Lightning and thunder storms: The dangers and the necessary precautions to be taken. X  
Waves: The influence depth of water has on waves, swell billows, breakers and surf. X  
Wind: How is wind measured, defining: Head wind, apparent wind and true wind.   X
Code Flags:  A  B  C  N  O  Q, their identification and meaning   X
The boat’s parts and sections, preparations for a voyage, procedures, manouevering the boat, the effect of  rudder and propeller, the influence of wind and the boat’s speed on  it’s manouevering ability.   X
Preparations for and sailing in heavy weather   X
The boat’s log book.  Keeping sea watches and anchor watches.   X
Grounding: Reactions to going aground, methods to get the boat off.   X
Anchors and Anchoring: The effect of different types of sea-bottom textures have on the anchor “holding”, the required anchor weight as related to the boat’s size, the required length of chain or anchor rope as related to the depth of water and weather conditions, using two anchors , “Mediterranean Mooring” in marinas.   X
Freeing a fouled anchor, when and how to use a sea-anchor or a “Drogue” X X
Mooring a boat, the names the various lines, using the mooring lines as manouevering aids. X X
Abandoning ship: Man overboard, survival. The inflatable raft: Launching, righting a capsized raft, the raft’s required equipment, proper stowage while at sea, periodical inspections and their intervals. Rescuing persons from a boat by helicopter. X X
The required  safety equipment of a boat for coastal or foreign voyages, the items general characteristics and their use, periods for their renewal. X X
The obligation of saving lives at sea. X X
Regulations: Insurance, the various required certificates, seaworthiness inspections. Firing practice and  other closed areas. The prohibition to approach: Bathing beaches, other beaches, Israeli ports, oil or chemical tankers, divers “mother ships”. Knowledge of the “Notices to Mariners”, the obligations of registering and marking a boat, and of reporting accidents to the ASP. X X
The operator’s duty of safekeeping the environment, the prohibitions of disposing wastes, chemicals and fuel into the sea. X X
The International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea.  (“Rules of the Road”) X X
Foreign voyages: Procedures, required certificates, uses and etiquette X X
Registering and insuring chartered “Bare Boats”  and  fare-paying-passenger boats X X
Light-house and Buoyage in our area. X X