Licence Skipper Sailing Motor Boats Qualifications

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License of Navigation (LN)

  • Allows daytime skipper of motor or sailing boats
    (includes Class C Jetski 55 hp max)
  • Max 6 meters long of any power
  • Pleasure use (not commercial)
  • Within 2 miles of port or coast
  • Sailing involves additional skills

Training

  • 2 hours Theoretical (in class)
  • 4 hours Practical (on a boat)
    Instructor decides : No exam

Required:

  • 18+ (16 with paternal consent)
  • Photocopy of DNI
  • Official medical certificate from approved medical center
    (as with getting driving license)

Price: 130€


PNB Basic Navigation Pattern (GNP)

  • Allows day & night skipper of jetski, motor or sailing boats
  • Max 8 meters long of any power
  • Pleasure use (not commercial)
  • Within 5 miles of port or coast
  • Sailing involves additional 220€ for 16 hours of sailing

Training

  • 8 hours Practical Navigation (on a boat)
  • 2 hours of radio practice in simulators (theory)

Theoretical exam 45 mins (27 questions)
To pass : Need 17 correct minimum

  • Nautical Nomenclature: 4 questions
  • Mooring and anchoring elements: 2 questions
  • Safety at sea: 4 questions
  • Legislation: 2 questions
  • Beacon: 5 questions (typically, need 4 or more correct)
  • Rules of approach: 10 questions (typically, need 6 or more correct)

Required:

  • 18+ (16 with paternal consent)
  • Photocopy of DNI
  • Official medical certificate from approved medical center
    (as with getting driving license)

Price: 350 euros

Includes all necessary docs, theoretical classes, radio & navigation practice plus exam (re-take attracts a fee)


PER Recreational Craft Pattern

  • Allows day & night skipper of jetski, motor or sailing boats
  • Max 15 meters long of any power
  • Pleasure use (not commercial)
  • Within 12 miles of port or coast
  • Sailing involves additional 220€ for 16 hours of sailing

Training

  • 16 hours Practical Navigation (on a boat)
  • 8 hours of radio practice in simulators (theory)

Theoretical exam 90 mins (45 questions)
To pass : Need 33 correct minimum

No more than 5 failures of the 10 questions of ‘Boarding Regulations’, 2 of the 5 questions of ‘Balizamiento  (signaling/beacons) and 2 of the 4 exercises on Nautical Charts

Required:

  • 18+
  • Photocopy of DNI
  • Official medical certificate from approved medical center
    (as with getting driving license)

Price: 575 euros

Includes all necessary docs, theoretical classes, radio & navigation practice plus exam (re-take attracts a fee)

(ask about the online option/local practice)

Follow on qualification – POST ‘PER’:

Inter-island navigation in the Balearic and Canary archipelagos
(requires 220€ for 16 hours of sailing)

  • Also extends maximum length to 24 meters
  • Requires 24 hours of continuous navigation
    (PM Friday or AM Saturday departure & return 24hrs later from Sitges via Cambrils or Torredembarra)

Price: 320 €

Interested… ask to book one, via admin@SitgesBoats.com