In the months January through to March we offer a one-day-a-week bosun course where essential skills, like splicing rope and steel wire, welding, sowing of sails, surveying the rig and spars and general knowledge of maintenance and ships materials are taught. Some parts of the course are located elsewhere. We do expect you to make travel arrangements by yourself or by joining fellow course participants.
The parts are divided as follows: Ropework: Making and understanding the most common knots on board, splicing. Sail repair: repairing sails by using a sewing machine or by hand (Takes place in Medemblik) Rigging knowledge: Insight into the construction of rigging; forces in the mast; blocks Practical rigging: Climbing in the "Kaatje", where to look for wear an tear in parts and ropes, setting sails Spars and woodwork: construction and maintenance of spars, identifying weak spots Welding: principles of welding, which method is used for what? making a workpiece (Takes place in Groningen!) Steel wire: Steel wire on board, splicing, using clamps Paint systems: Which system can be used for what; preparation and maintenance Boatswain's practice: modern ropes, winches & winches, knowledge of materials (Partially in Zaandam)
Total hours: 46 Duration: 6 consecutiveSaturdays from 9 am to 5.45 pm. In 2022-2023, two courses will be organized. The first start at October 15th 2022 and ends in November The second one starts February 2023 and ends in March (when there is sufficient registration)
Language: 50% Dutch , 50% English A (minimum of) knowledge of the Dutch language is therefore required!
Conclusion: Certificate awards to participants and a two day stay used for practice on a sailing vessel (cost-price basis)
Check our list with school fees The size of the group is limited to 12 students! Entrance requirements: none More info? email@example.com