BBC course ASA-104

Bareboat chartering course

  • Prerequisites : BCC, CON and the Boating license in Japan
  • Lesson fee : Yen 120,000. (tax not included)/ person
    Annapolis book of Seamanship, Cruising fundamental and a Nautical chart are purchased. Other course materials and ASA certification fee included.
  • Class location :  Tokyo, Osaka, Aichi and Okinawa
  • Application form


This 4 day course prepares you to charter boats to 50 feet on your own. In this course you’ll learn large boat handling skills and familiarization of ships systems with inboard diesel engines, multiple cabins, kitchens, toilets, navigation equipment, etc. Stay overnight on the boat and become familiar with all onboard equipment. Includes motoring, docking, anchoring, cooking, entering an unfamiliar harbor, man overboard procedures, radio procedures and protocols.
You’ll understand the responsibilities of skipper and crew, and what it is like staying aboard a sailing yacht for an extended period. This course can be taken one of our school at Okinawa, Tokyo and Osaka. This course includes two legs of night sailing. Upon successful completion of this course you’ll receive ASA certification for Bareboat Chartering.

IPC (International Proficiency Certificate)

IPC certificate is mandatory when chartering in most European / Mediterranean waters. It serves as proof of bareboat charter co

mpetency for Mediterranean chartering companies, many of whom require the proficiency information displayed in a different format than the ASA Log Book.

Is it required?
ASA strongly recommends you apply for an IPC if you are chartering in the Mediterranean as well as the inland waterways of Europe and northern Europe.

Who can get one?
Only sailors who have been certified through ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising can get the International Proficiency Certificate by completing the application here. The IPC is valid for 5 years from date of issue.


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