Zodiac Training for Expedition Staff

We train you to work as a certified Zodiac driver on an expedition ship sailing in the polar regions.

Since 2018 Rib School Scheveningen has started providing RYA Powerboating courses on expedition vessels sailing to both Antarctica and Arctica. The increasing demand to certify personnel on expedition vessels with the RYA Powerboat Level 2 was the immediate reason for this.

Our International Powerboating School at Scheveningen was founded in 2009. We have taught in recent years to the Beach Patrol (National Police), Traffic Center / Port Services, the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management and many private individuals, including expats, refugee workers, deckhands on super-yachts and also expedition employees.

We know from personal experience what you can expect. To provide a training for expedition employees under similar circumstances we have purchased an identical Zodiac mil pro MK V with Yamaha engine (tiller steering and hydraulic trim).
The steering and boating characteristics with a tiller are slightly different than on a rib with a steering wheel and a throttle. We have put together a training where we teach you to be able to work as a certified Zodiac driver on an expedition ship sailing in the polar regions.

RYA Powerboat Level 2 (Rib and Zodiac):

The International recognised RYA Powerboat Level 2 course is especially formulated for expedition employees. The RYA Powerboat Level 2 certificate is a required document on many ships to be able to control the Zodiac. We have put together a training in which you learn to sail a rib with steering wheel and throttle on the first day and the Zodiac with tiller steering on the second day. A very complete 2-day boating course with a maximum of 3 participants. Upon successful completion of these 2 days you will receive the Internationally recognised RYA Level 2 certificate. Also useful if you want to rent a fast motorboat on vacation.

Zodiac Plus +: For experienced Zodiac drivers to improve their skills.

Do you want to learn to sail even better on a Zodiac? Then the Zodiac Plus + training might be a good choice. This 1 day fully practical Zodiac training includes a very extensive program. In addition to all “standard” manoeuvres, you also learn many extras. We do landings on the beach and we experience a real MOB situation, we learn how to navigate with a GPS and how to use a bearing compass. To participate in this Zodiac training you must already have some experience in controlling a Zodiac. After a positive completion of this day you will receive a Ribschool Scheveningen Zodiac Plus + certificate.

When can I book a course?

We do not have fixed training dates, but agree on a date in consultation with any other course participants. If it is possible, we also try to combine people with the same sailing level. Our agenda is flexible and we strive to provide everyone with a suitable date at Rib School Scheveningen in the short term.

When registering / registering, indicate whether you would like to be available during the weekend or during the week.

RYA Powerboat Level 2 for expedition staff (Rib and Zodiac):

The Internationally recognised RYA Powerboat Level 2 course is specially formulated for expedition employees. The RYA Powerboat Level 2 certificate is a required document on many ships to be able to control the Zodiac. We have put together a training in which you learn to sail a rib with steering wheel and throttle on the first day and the Zodiac with tiller steering on the second day. A very complete 2-day boating course with a maximum of 3 participants. Upon successful completion of these 2 days you will receive the Internationally recognised RYA Level 2 certificate. Also useful if you want to rent a fast motorboat on vacation.

Program day 1

09.00 uur

Reception in the port of Scheveningen.
Theory

10.00 uur

Inspection of the Rib with console steering.
Checklist boat equipment, engine & preparation

12.30 uur

Lunch at thet Brouwcafe de Hofnar (at own expense)

13.15 uur

Man overboard maneuvers (MOB)
Mooring and Casting-Off on another ship / jetty. Riding with the tide.

16.00 - 16.30 uur

End first course day with follow-up discussion.

Program day 2

09.00 uur

Reception in the port of Scheveningen.
Theory about the origin of tides and explanation of the sea charts.

10.30 uur

Inspection of the Zodiac Milpro MK5 with tiller steering.
Repetition of basic operations and understanding of waterway marking

12.30 uur

Lunch at the Brouwcafe de Hofnar (at own expense)

13.15 uur

Full afternoon practice exercises,
MOB, use of bearing compass and lines and knots.

16.00 - 16.30 uur

End of course with debriefing and eventual presentation Powerboat Certificate.

Zodiac Plus +: For experienced Zodiac drivers to improve their skills.

Do you want to learn to sail even better on a Zodiac? Then the Zodiac Plus + training might be a good choice. This 1 day (nearly) fully practical Zodiac training includes a very extensive program. In addition to all “standard” manoeuvres, you also learn many extras. We do landings on the beach and we experience a real MOB situation, we learn how to navigate with a GPS and how to use a bearing compass. To participate in this Zodiac training you must already have some experience in controlling a Zodiac. After a positive completion of this day you will receive a Ribschool Scheveningen Zodiac Plus + certificate.

Program

09.00 uur

Reception in the port of Scheveningen.
Short theory

10.00 uur

Use of power trim
Confined space turning
Effect of wind and current
Launching and recovery from the beach

12.30 uur

Lunch at the Brouwcafe de Hofnar (at own expense)

13.15 uur

Actual MOB procedure and how to retrieve a person
Finding the ship with the GPS
How to use a Bearing compass
Method of approach, in tidal stream (engine wash)

16.00 - 16.30 uur

End of course with debriefing and eventual presentation Rib School Scheveningen Zodiac Plus + Certificate.

Costs RYA Level 2 Expedition Training

The costs for the RYA Level 2 powerboat course (2 days) are € 650, – p.p.
Includes: RYA certified instructor, VAT, fuel, sailing gear, Life-vest, RYA manual, insurance and coffee!
(Lunch is not included.)

We strive to teach a maximum of 2 – 3 people at the same time in order to give optimal attention. You are alternately skipper and co-skipper.
The course is pretty intensive. This allows you to progress quickly and learn from each other. If you pass successfully you will receive the RYA Powerboat Level 2 Certificate after this course.

Costs Zodiac Plus + Expedition Training

The costs for the Zodiac Plus + (1 day) are € 350, – p.p.
Includes: RYA certified instructor, VAT, fuel, sailing gear and dry suit, Life-vest, RYA manual, insurance and coffee!
(Lunch is not included.)

We strive to teach a maximum of 2 – 4 people at the same time in order to give optimal attention. You are an experienced Zodiac driver if you attend this course. We provide a dry suit for the actual MOB training.
If you pass successfully you will receive the Rib School Scheveningen Zodiac Plus + certificate after this course.

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GENERAL

RYA Powerboat Level 2 (Rib and Zodiac):

The International recognised RYA Powerboat Level 2 course is especially formulated for expedition employees. The RYA Powerboat Level 2 certificate is a required document on many ships to be able to control the Zodiac. We have put together a training in which you learn to sail a rib with steering wheel and throttle on the first day and the Zodiac with tiller steering on the second day. A very complete 2-day boating course with a maximum of 3 participants. Upon successful completion of these 2 days you will receive the Internationally recognised RYA Level 2 certificate. Also useful if you want to rent a fast motorboat on vacation.

Zodiac Plus +: For experienced Zodiac drivers to improve their skills.

Do you want to learn to sail even better on a Zodiac? Then the Zodiac Plus + training might be a good choice. This 1 day fully practical Zodiac training includes a very extensive program. In addition to all “standard” manoeuvres, you also learn many extras. We do landings on the beach and we experience a real MOB situation, we learn how to navigate with a GPS and how to use a bearing compass. To participate in this Zodiac training you must already have some experience in controlling a Zodiac. After a positive completion of this day you will receive a Ribschool Scheveningen Zodiac Plus + certificate.

When can I book a course?

We do not have fixed training dates, but agree on a date in consultation with any other course participants. If it is possible, we also try to combine people with the same sailing level. Our agenda is flexible and we strive to provide everyone with a suitable date at Rib School Scheveningen in the short term.

When registering / registering, indicate whether you would like to be available during the weekend or during the week.

RYA LEVEL 2

RYA Powerboat Level 2 for expedition staff (Rib and Zodiac):

The Internationally recognised RYA Powerboat Level 2 course is specially formulated for expedition employees. The RYA Powerboat Level 2 certificate is a required document on many ships to be able to control the Zodiac. We have put together a training in which you learn to sail a rib with steering wheel and throttle on the first day and the Zodiac with tiller steering on the second day. A very complete 2-day boating course with a maximum of 3 participants. Upon successful completion of these 2 days you will receive the Internationally recognised RYA Level 2 certificate. Also useful if you want to rent a fast motorboat on vacation.

Program day 1

09.00 uur

Reception in the port of Scheveningen.
Theory

10.00 uur

Inspection of the Rib with console steering.
Checklist boat equipment, engine & preparation

12.30 uur

Lunch at thet Brouwcafe de Hofnar (at own expense)

13.15 uur

Man overboard maneuvers (MOB)
Mooring and Casting-Off on another ship / jetty. Riding with the tide.

16.00 - 16.30 uur

End first course day with follow-up discussion.

Program day 2

09.00 uur

Reception in the port of Scheveningen.
Theory about the origin of tides and explanation of the sea charts.

10.30 uur

Inspection of the Zodiac Milpro MK5 with tiller steering.
Repetition of basic operations and understanding of waterway marking

12.30 uur

Lunch at the Brouwcafe de Hofnar (at own expense)

13.15 uur

Full afternoon practice exercises,
MOB, use of bearing compass and lines and knots.

16.00 - 16.30 uur

End of course with debriefing and eventual presentation Powerboat Certificate.
ZODIAC PLUS +

Zodiac Plus +: For experienced Zodiac drivers to improve their skills.

Do you want to learn to sail even better on a Zodiac? Then the Zodiac Plus + training might be a good choice. This 1 day (nearly) fully practical Zodiac training includes a very extensive program. In addition to all “standard” manoeuvres, you also learn many extras. We do landings on the beach and we experience a real MOB situation, we learn how to navigate with a GPS and how to use a bearing compass. To participate in this Zodiac training you must already have some experience in controlling a Zodiac. After a positive completion of this day you will receive a Ribschool Scheveningen Zodiac Plus + certificate.

Program

09.00 uur

Reception in the port of Scheveningen.
Short theory

10.00 uur

Use of power trim
Confined space turning
Effect of wind and current
Launching and recovery from the beach

12.30 uur

Lunch at the Brouwcafe de Hofnar (at own expense)

13.15 uur

Actual MOB procedure and how to retrieve a person
Finding the ship with the GPS
How to use a Bearing compass
Method of approach, in tidal stream (engine wash)

16.00 - 16.30 uur

End of course with debriefing and eventual presentation Rib School Scheveningen Zodiac Plus + Certificate.
COSTS

Costs RYA Level 2 Expedition Training

The costs for the RYA Level 2 powerboat course (2 days) are € 650, – p.p.
Includes: RYA certified instructor, VAT, fuel, sailing gear, Life-vest, RYA manual, insurance and coffee!
(Lunch is not included.)

We strive to teach a maximum of 2 – 3 people at the same time in order to give optimal attention. You are alternately skipper and co-skipper.
The course is pretty intensive. This allows you to progress quickly and learn from each other. If you pass successfully you will receive the RYA Powerboat Level 2 Certificate after this course.

Costs Zodiac Plus + Expedition Training

The costs for the Zodiac Plus + (1 day) are € 350, – p.p.
Includes: RYA certified instructor, VAT, fuel, sailing gear and dry suit, Life-vest, RYA manual, insurance and coffee!
(Lunch is not included.)

We strive to teach a maximum of 2 – 4 people at the same time in order to give optimal attention. You are an experienced Zodiac driver if you attend this course. We provide a dry suit for the actual MOB training.
If you pass successfully you will receive the Rib School Scheveningen Zodiac Plus + certificate after this course.

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