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Introducing Ocean Blue's all encompassing Training Programs which cater to individuals, groups and Watersports, providing basic and advanced level training in sailing and power boats. Our instructors comprise experienced sailors who have coached the Indian Squad for the Olympics and Asian Championships and have several national and international medals to their credit.

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We offer recreational and certification courses in affiliation with the Yachting Association of India.

Single session course designed to provide a safe and enjoyable introduction to sailing for beginners. It includes an introduction to fundamental boat handling skills and essential knowledge that will allow participants the freedom of sailing small boats under guidance.
 
Sessions Hours per session Total No. of Hours
1 3 3
 
COURSES
  • Prepare and Plan
    Select clothing and safety equipment suitable to the conditions
  • Rigging
    Correct positioning of the boat relative to wind direction
    Identify parts of the boat, rigging and sails
    Rig boat with assistance
  • Rope work
    Figure of eight
    Round turn and two half hitches
  • Launching and Recovery
    Leaving and returning to a beach / launching facility
    Demonstrate care of boats when launching
  • Winds, tides and currents
    Wind direction and relative strength 
    Environmental wind indicators
Four session course which takes the Introduction to Sailing Course forward and enables you to competently sail boats in controlled conditions under supervision.
 
Sessions Hours per session Total No. of Hours
4 3 12
 
COURSES
  • Prepare and Plan
    Select clothing and safety equipment suitable to the conditions
    Group and individual safety practices demonstrated
    Sailing Stretches
  • Rigging
    Correct positioning of the boat relative to wind direction
    Identify parts of the boat, rigging and sails
    Rig boat with assistance
  • Rope work
    Figure of eight
    Round turn and two half hitches
  • Sailing Techniques and Manoeuvres
    Steering and crewing in light winds under supervision
    Sail a reaching course in light winds
    Primary boat controls and basic heave-to
  • Rescue Procedures and Drills
    Capsize Recovery Drill
    Towing
  • Launching and Recovery
    Leaving and returning to a beach / launching facility
    Demonstrate care of boats when launching
  • Sailing Theory and Background
    Observation of basic rules including:
    Avoid Collisions
    Power and sail meeting
    Exceptions - commercial vessels
  • Winds, tides and currents
    Wind direction and relative strength
    Environmental wind indicators
 
Seven session course which enables you to sail on your own efficiently in moderate conditions. It is designed to equip the sailor with enhanced skills and awareness of the surrounding environment. This course will enable you to maneuver the boat efficiently in light to moderate conditions.
 
Sessions Hours per session Total No. of Hours
7 3 21
 
COURSES
  • Rigging
    Boat rigged independently
  • Rope work
    Learn to tie the following:
    Reef knot
    Bowline
  • Sailing Techniques and Manoeuvers
    Basic crewing and helming methods for a triangle course
    Basic crewing and helming methods for tacking
    Basic crewing and helming methods for gybing
  • Rescue Procedures and Drills
    Capsize Recovery Drill
    Crew Recovery Drill
  • Launching and Recovery
    Care of equipment on and off the water
    Bring a boat alongside a moored or anchored structure with minimal assistance
  • Sailing Theory and Background
    Observations of right-way-rules incl:
    Port / Starboard
    Windward / leeward
    Overtaking Vessels
    Keep to the right in channels
  • Meteorology
    Identify building storm clouds
  • Winds, tides and currents
    Identify gusts and lulls
    Use a tide table
    Identify time between tides
    Identify local tidal flow
Ten session course designed to equip the sailor with enhanced skills and awareness of the surrounding environment for undertaking a day/short sailing journey.
 
Sessions Hours per session Total No. of Hours
10 3 30
 
COURSES
  • Planning a day sail
    Using knowledge gained from charts, tidal information and weather forecasts, candidates should be able to create a pilotage / passage plan.
    Time and distance of each leg, hazards that may be encountered/avoided on each leg, alternative destinations, final destination and return journey.
  • Clothing & equipment
    Understand what different clothing & equipment will be needed for a journey. Eg. extra warm clothing for emergency use.
    Extra equipment for the dinghy to be carried EG towline, paddles, anchor & warp, spares (clevis pins, split rings, line, repair tape, tools, shackles)
  • Navigation
    Knowledge of the nautical charts – the significance of the colours, navigation marks and their significance, charted depths & drying heights, tidal diamonds – streams & rates, compass rose. Latitude & longitude grids and their significance, scale, distance and the measuring of bearings.
  • Pilotage
    Understanding of local navigation marks, channels and hazards. They should be able to sail a passage using all of these accordingly.
  • IRPCS
    Understanding of the relevant collision regulations that will affect them when they are taking part in sailing activities.
  • Meteorology
    Understand how to use synoptic charts to best effect. This will include recognizing high and low pressure systems, warm and cold fronts, isobars and trends.
  • Rigging
    Complete rigging without assistance
  • Sailing Techniques and Manoeuvres
    Anchoring a boat by initially dropping the jib in readiness.
    Controlling boat speed by sailing backwards, stopping and starting.
    Rudderless sailing - how the sails and hull shape all interacts with each other and allows the boat to sail efficiently.
  • Launching and Recovery
    Care of equipment including spinnaker and trapeze.
    Bring boat alongside a fixed / moored / anchored structure with minimum assistance.

Owners of powerboats and sport boats have a great responsibility towards other water users. The Ocean Blue Powerboat Training course aims to provide insight into the safe use of these crafts, the equipment they must carry, and knowledge of the aspects of seamanship, navigation and weather which govern their use.

The course is designed to provide those who go power boating with the skills and knowledge to enjoy their time on the water safely.

The course is aimed at people with a desire to own and/or be in charge of a recreational powerboat. The course is based on guidelines of the Ministry of Surface Transport, Government of India.

You will gain the knowledge and skill to safely handle a recreational powerboat. You will also receive a Recreational Powerboat Operator Certificate.
In some states this course may be recognised for licensing purposes – please consult your state or port authority to see if this is the case for you.

 
COURSES
  • Rules and Regulations for safe power boating
    International, state/port and local government regulations and rules.
    Demonstrate recognition / compliance with rules and regulations.
  • Trip Preparation and Planning
    Maintain the boat and safety equipment to safety standards for power boating
    Maintain mooring and berthing apparatus for serviceability
    Plan a power boat trip taking into account all safety issues
  • Safely operate a mechanically powered recreational boat
    Manouevre and handle power boat in a safe manner according to conditions and legislation, regulations and rules
    Navigate a power boat safely in accordance with relevant legislation, recognised regulations and rules
    Anchor in accordance with prevailing and forecast conditions and legislation
  • Respond to boating emergencies and incidents
    Use safety equipment designed for emergency incidents
    Raise alarms
    Use appropriate procedures to deal with on-board emergency for safety of the boat and all on-board
    Assist others in distress

This course is aimed at people with a desire to own and/or be in charge of a recreational powerboat. The course covers the content of the Recreational Powerboat Operator Certificate, with added competencies drawn from the Ministry of Surface Transport, Government of India guidelines.

You will gain the knowledge and skill to safely handle a recreational powerboat. You will also receive a Powerboat Handling certificate.
This course may be recognized for licensing purposes. Please consult your state or local port authority to see if this is the case.

 
COURSES
  • Weather reports
    Interpret weather conditions from sources of information
  • Plan and prepare a powerboat activity
    Comply with safety procedures when conducting maintenance
    Demonstrate methods to remove vessels from the water and to haul and launch vessels to assist in slipping and launching vessels.
    Select suitable equipment
    Prepare all equipment
    Plan clothing requirements to the participants' needs and the length of the voyage
    Plan provisions calculating the participants' usage and boat requirements, including water needs
  • Operate a powerboat safely
    Identify and implement strategies to avoid unsafe practices when handling ropes
    Correctly coil, stow and secure ropes to cleats and bollards, bits and samson posts
    Determine and demonstrate the advantages and disadvantages of different hitches, bends and knots and use them appropriately
    Identify the safety considerations related to teh use of correct terminology on the powerboat
    Anchor power boat in accordance with prevailing and forecasted conditions and legislation, rules and regulations
    Identify the precautions and practices for overcoming potential dangers associated with getting under way and returning to berth
    Identify specific tasks associated with getting under way and berthing when using different kinds of berth
    Identify the affects of winds and current on manoeuvrability
    Identify fire hazards on board and fire prevention strategies
    Determine search and rescue procedures, including drills used in the "person overboard" situation
  • Operate Engines
    Operate engines and craft to ensure safe handling during manoeuvring
  • Perform a Safe Power Boat Activity
    Organise all the requirements for a safe power boating activity
    Safely get under way, navigate a planned course and return to berth whilst complying with all related rules, regulations and legislation
    Demonstrate power boat handling techniques while adopting minimal environmental impact practices
  • Vessels Knowledge
    Identify vessel design and construction features in order to determine the factors that affect safety, vessel stability and maintenance requirements
    Maintain vessel stability through the implementation of procedures to reduce inadvertant movement of heavy loads and to reduce the amount of free water on decks / bilges and tanks
    Determine the short and long-term maintenance requirements for particular vessels using nowledge of the amterials used in hull construction
    Implement general maintenance procedures for a vessel including maintenance of hull, rudder and stern geer, standing and running rigging and engine
    Identify the location of safety equipment on board the vessel
    Demontrate the correct use and stowage of safety equipment
    Identify specific precautions necessary when making a coastal passage in limited visibility and implement specific tasks as designated by the skipper
    Implement methods to ensure personal safety in conditions of poor visibility, at night time and during heavy weather in accordance with operating procedures, including tthe use of life jackets, safety harnesses and lifelines
    Demonstrate specific actions to be taken by crew for a person-overboard situation in coastal waters
    Identify fire fighting equipment for different types of fires and ensure such equipment is correctly stowed
    Respond to distress situations in accordance with operating procedures, demonstrating correct care and use of emergency/safety equipment
  • Working with the environment
    Identify the interrelationships occurring within a natural environment Identify souirces of environmental impact as related to the marine environment Plan for minimal impact as related to the marine environment Implement methods to minimise impact as related to the marine environment

The course is aimed at people with a desire to be in charge of a safety boat, particularly those who wish to assist their clubs or associations with the control and support of racing programs and other training courses. The components of the course have been designed to develop the participant's knowledge and skills, and to apply this competently in actual boating activities.
On successful completion of the course, you will receive a Safety Boat Handling Certificate.

 
COURSES
  • Rules and Regulations for Safety Boat Operation
    Apply regulations relevant to the operation of a safety boat
    Apply regulations relevant to the navigation of a safety boat
    Access and interpret weather and tidal information relevant to the safe operation of a safety boat
  • Plan and prepare for Safety Boat Operations
    Prepare all equipment for safety boat operations
    Inspect and prepare vessel to ensure it is seaworthy for safety boat operations
  • Manoeuvre a Vessel in Safety Boat Operations
    Direct vessel and supervise crew to anchor and moor the safety vessel
    Direct vessel and supervise crew to retrieve a person overboard
    Direct vessel and supervise crew to rescue a vessel or person in a lee-shore situation
    Direct vessel and supervise crew to establish single and multiple tows with power and sailing vessels\Direct vessel and supervise crew to right a capsized or inverted sailing boat
  • Apply Safety Management During Safety Boat Operations
    Delegate and supervise responsibilities and duties
    Brief crew and establish communication signals
    Manage foreseeable emergencies by assessing risks and determining responses to potential hazards
  • Secure Vessels during Safety Boat Operations
    Describe and demonstrate procedures for securing vessels during safety boat operations.
 
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Can anyone sail?
You do not need to be fit or able-bodied to sail, as there are such a variety of boats to cater for everyone. If you cannot swim, do not sail alone - just make sure your instructor or companion is aware. You will be provided with a Buoyancy Aid/Lifejacket.

Is sailing dangerous?
Sailing has a very good safety record, and even racing the fastest boats, injuries are incredibly rare. Checking the weather forecast before launching makes it easy to stay as safe as you want to.

Will I feel sick?
Some people may feel sea-sick if sailing a larger boat on the sea in waves, but in smaller boats it is very unlikely anyone will feel sick

Will it take a long time to learn?
Like any new sport, sailing has strange new skills and terminology to learn. You can certainly spend a lifetime progressing to the highest levels, but after an hour most beginners can sail along happily.

Why do people like sailing?
It's fun! Sailing can made as fast and exciting as you like - or as gentle and relaxing as you like. Racing against others gives great competition, or you can use a boat to explore an area of water. You'll also meet new friends, and maybe get fitter.

What else do I need to know?
It is helpful to know the basic difference between a dinghy and a yacht: Dinghies are light boats between 2 to 4 meters long, for one or two people to fit in. They are meant to be taken out of the water after a day's sailing. Yachts (also called keelboats) are bigger than this, and much heavier, which makes them more stable. They need several people on board, and are suitable for a short day sail, or a trip around the world.

 

Ocean Blue is India’s premier boating company with a wide range of Boats, Yachts, Super Yachts, Marinas, etc. and represents several leading brands like Azimut, Atlantis, Mahindra Odyssea, Sealegs and Lagoon.

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