S u b j e c tFam.Prof.
 
The necessary certificates and licenses for a coastal and for a foreign voyage.    X
The boat’s safety equipment, required by the regulations, and it’s location on the boat.   X
The inflatable raft: It’s contents and it’s activation while  at sea.   X
Pre-starting motor check-list, familiarity with the motor, the location of the various assemblies.  Replacing a belt, an impeller. The sea-water pump, bleeding the air out of the fuel system,, overcoming common malfunctions.   X
The location of the damage control equipment and how to use it. X  
Familiarity with the control board and the various indicators, reading the parameters and knowing their limitations: Pressure, temperature etc.   X
Familiarity with the boat’s main electric switch. The division of the batteries.   X
Safety in  rough sea: Rigging a life line, using a harness.   X
Sea anchor and Drogue: How to use them, the advantages and disadvantages of each, length and size (thickness) of the required rope.   X
Familiarity with the bilge pumps, their location and how to use them.   X
Manouevering: Approaching and leaving a jetty, the effect of propeller-distraction, using the engine to approach a pier or a buoy, including “Bow-on” or “Stern-to” manouevers, pre-anchoring approach manouever.   X
Raising and lowering the sails, tacking to port and to starboard whilst beating, reaching, running and running free, avoiding an uncontrolled gybe, going about and controlled gybing.   X
Preparing a boat for towing or for being towed.   X
Getting off a reef. X  
The effect the sails have on the boat’s turning pivot and it’s inclination (heeling).   X
Reefing the sails according to wind force and direction.   X
Hoisting the flags in a foreign port in their proper places.   X
Meteorology: Familiarity with regional and seasonal characteristics, observing and correctly reporting prevailing conditions. X  
Anchoring: Various methods, preparations and carrying out of anchoring, dropping the anchor and retrieving it.   X
Anchoring: Various methods, preparations and carrying out of anchoring, dropping the anchor and retrieving it. A practical navigation exercise   X
Calculating a course using the compass error, calculating the compass error by using a transit bearing or an azimuth to Polaris.   X
Rules of the Road and distress signals.   X
Familiarity with and tying  the following knots: Figure Eight knot, Bowline, Double Half Hitch, Fisherman’s Bend, Belaying on a cleat, Bollard Hitch, Magnus Hitch, Double Sheet Bend, Rolling Hitch. (To avoid confusion, the names are given in Hebrew below).
קשר שמינית, הצלה, טבעת כפול, עוגן, ברווז, זקף, סטופר (בלתי מחליק), אורגים כפול, מוט כפול
  X
Using the boat’s instruments for it’s operation and knowing their functions.   X
Recognizing and knowing the meaning of the following Code Flags: A,  B,  C,  H,  N,  O,  Q.   X