International Flotilla Skipper Certificate

The International Flotilla Skippers Certificate is aimed at providing you with the skills sufficient to be a watchkeeper onboard a yacht or as a flotilla skipper in fair weather. Daylight hours and within sight of land. Known in other terminology as Day Skipper, this is what you need to take charge of your own small vessel in fair weather, during daylight and within sight of land.

The course duration is 6 days and 6 nights liveaboard either Eureka II or Starlight with departures on Mondays and Wednesdays. If you have prior experience, talk to use for recognition of prior learning and this may reduce the practical component and reduce the days required at sea and also reduce the cost of your course.


This course requires you have completed the VHF-SRC Marine Radio Operators Certificate or you can complete this onboard during this course for an additional course fee.

Course Content

  • An free pre-course online training component completed by the student before arriving
  • Starts with a crew induction regarding all the safety equipment and how to use it correctly
  • Nautical terms, the parts of the vessel and how the rig and sails are operated
  • Pre-departure checks/mooring line handling and vessel departure techniques
  • Correct anchoring procedures including mooring handling
  • Safety drills such as Man Overboard
  • Helming, basic sail setting
  • Correct tacking and gybing procedures
  • Introduction to the nautical chart
  • Variation/Deviation and how it applies
  • Basic Navigational techniques
  • Basic meteorology
  • Tides and currents
  • Buoyage System
  • Collision Regulations
  • Navigational Lights

What’s Included

  • Tuition
  • Course Notes
  • Log Book
  • All Meals
  • Linen
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Accommodation onboard

Eureka II courses start 9:00am Mondays and finishes 4:00pm on Saturday

Starlight courses start 9:00am Wednesday and finishes 4:00pm on Monday

  • Eureka II/Starlight – Single Berth – $2,499
  • Eureka II – Private Double Cabin (Max 2 Persons) – $4,998
  • Starlight – Private Double Cabin (Max 2 Persons) – $4,998
  • Starlight – Stateroom Cabin (Max 2 Persons) – $5,498
  • VHF-SRC Marine Radio Operators Certificate – $275


Principal Mal Robertson
0427 076 400