If like me, you have recently purchased a boat, you’ll be as excited as I am to get out into the open water and enjoying all that boating life has to offer. The picnics, the fishing, the NYE parties. But before you get too carried away, it is important to ensure you have the essentials covered. And by that, I don’t just mean life jackets and fire extinguishers. What I am talking about is securing your skippers ticket. You will benefit from a course on the requirements and regulations of sailing your boat and you will need to sit a skippers ticket test but it doesn’t have to be stressful at all. As someone who has gone through this myself, here is some information to help you on your way:
Do I Really Need To Sit A Skippers Ticket Test?
Sitting your Skippers ticket test will show your capability behind the helm and confirm your understanding of water rules. Obtaining an RST is not expensive and requires only minimum time. The Skippers ticket Perth involves self study with practice quizzes and you will need to sit a theory and practical assessment.
How much Does the Skippers Course Cost?
I sat my skippers licence Perth with the Sea Safe Boat School. They have two courses – Gold and Silver and they even offer interstate license transfers. The gold costs is $270 all inclusive or $250.pp for group bookings of 3 or more. The silver course is $228.pp all inclusive or $218.pp for group bookings of 3 or more.
What does the course comprise?
The course comprises of a simple multiple choice 40 question quiz. (Usually takes about 15 minuets to complete). Your trainer is qualified, experienced and friendly and will demonstrate the required practical skills and you simply replicate.
The Silver course includes Trip planning, radio procedures & logging on, berthing alongside jetty, boat handling, skipper & crew responsibilities, controlled stopping, fuel and cooling systems, rules & regulations & use of safety equipment. (instructor Demonstrations and custom built boat included).
The Gold course is perfect for those how have never driven a boat. I was one of those people and Sea Safe Boat School gave me extra time and training on the driving and handling of the boat to ensure that I gained valuable experience before i carried out my assessment. The course includes Silver course inclusions, certification and all fees & charges and practice driving skills circuit. (No hidden fees). They also offer individual driving lessons and gift vouchers.
Where and when we can get the skippers licence in Perth?
You can get your skippers ticket in Perth at the same place I sat mine – the Sea Safe Boat school. If you have a busy schedule you’ll be pleased to know that they are actually open 7 days a week with courses starting at 8 am. You can book the course quickly and simply and they will send through the materials including a practical DVD so you’re read to sit your test at your desired location.
Why should you hire Sea Safe Boat School?
The Sea Safe Boat school has over 35 years experience and have built up an impressive reputation with many happy customers. Instructors are highly qualified, experienced and friendly. You will be put at ease and made to feel comfortable and ready to get your skippers licence Perth. They also provide range of materials to ensure you pass. This includes a FREE DVD, FREE practice questions and face-to-face tuition. Your instructor will go over all the main points and happy to answer any questions you have. That is why their skippers ticket test has the highest pass rates. In addition, all their boats are fully air conditioned with great facilities. Plus the centre is fully insured and includes free coffee and cold drinks and free parking!
So when you are ready, give them a call and get your skipper’s ticket Perth so you can set sail, comfortable in the knowledge that you can safely and competently handle any situation that may arise.