Zodiac Advanced Training

Improve your skills. This one day fully practical course will give you lots of Zodiac Experience.

For experienced Zodiac drivers to improve their skills.

Do you want to improve your driving skills on a Zodiac? Then our Zodiac Advanced 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 teach you 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 Advanced certificate.

We own 2 identical Zodiac Milpro MK5’s at our Rib School in Scheveningen.

To provide a training for expedition staff we have purchased 2 identical Zodiac Milpro MK5’s 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 operate from our Rib School in Scheveningen or we provide onboard training from Expedition vessels.

Zodiac Advanced Training:

Advanced training for Zodiac drivers typically includes instruction on advanced handling of the boat, as well as navigation and safety techniques specific to the polar regions.

Some of the key practical skills covered in advanced Zodiac driver training may include:

  • Zodiac Check List (content of bow box, grab bag, etc)
  • Radio communication / bridge (Zodiac drivers need to be able to communicate effectively with their team and other boats in the area)
  • Technical manoeuvring excersises (Coming alongside, bow on approach, figure 8, confined space turning)
  • Towing and being towed
  • MOB 2 methods
  • Beach landings

Some of the key theoretical skills covered in advanced Zodiac driver training may include:

  • Ice navigation and breaking:
    Zodiac drivers need to know how to safely navigate through sea ice, which can be very difficult and unpredictable.
  • Weather forecasting: Antarctic weather can be extremely harsh and unpredictable, so Zodiac drivers need to be able to forecast and prepare for it.
  • Environmental awareness: Zodiac drivers need to be aware of the impact their actions have on the environment and know how to minimise their impact.

Overall, advanced training for Zodiac drivers is designed to ensure that they are able to safely and effectively navigate the harsh conditions  and keeping passengers and crew safe.

When can I book a course?

In general we have a course every week, but we do not have fixed training dates. We agree on a date in consultation with any other course participants. If it is possible, we also try to combine people with the same boating experience.
Our agenda is flexible and we strive to provide everyone with a suitable date at Rib School Scheveningen in the short term.
When registering please indicate whether you would like to be available during the weekend or during the week.

Zodiac Advanced Training:

The Internationally recognised RYA Powerboat Level 2 course on our Zodiac is specially formulated for expedition staff. 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 the Zodiac with tiller steering. 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

Practical training, several excersises

12.30 uur

We will have lunch at our office

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.
End of course with debriefing and eventual presentation Zodiac Advanced Certificate.

Costs for the RYA Level Zodiac Training

The costs for the Zodiac Advanced course (1 day) are € 450, – p.p.
Includes: Instructor with polar experience, fuel, sailing gear, Life-vest, insurance, lunch and coffee/tea!

We strive to teach a maximum of 4 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 Rib School Scheveningen Zodiac Advanded Certificate after this course.

Register

GENERAL

Zodiac Advanced Training:

Advanced training for Zodiac drivers typically includes instruction on advanced handling of the boat, as well as navigation and safety techniques specific to the polar regions.

Some of the key practical skills covered in advanced Zodiac driver training may include:

  • Zodiac Check List (content of bow box, grab bag, etc)
  • Radio communication / bridge (Zodiac drivers need to be able to communicate effectively with their team and other boats in the area)
  • Technical manoeuvring excersises (Coming alongside, bow on approach, figure 8, confined space turning)
  • Towing and being towed
  • MOB 2 methods
  • Beach landings

Some of the key theoretical skills covered in advanced Zodiac driver training may include:

  • Ice navigation and breaking:
    Zodiac drivers need to know how to safely navigate through sea ice, which can be very difficult and unpredictable.
  • Weather forecasting: Antarctic weather can be extremely harsh and unpredictable, so Zodiac drivers need to be able to forecast and prepare for it.
  • Environmental awareness: Zodiac drivers need to be aware of the impact their actions have on the environment and know how to minimise their impact.

Overall, advanced training for Zodiac drivers is designed to ensure that they are able to safely and effectively navigate the harsh conditions  and keeping passengers and crew safe.

When can I book a course?

In general we have a course every week, but we do not have fixed training dates. We agree on a date in consultation with any other course participants. If it is possible, we also try to combine people with the same boating experience.
Our agenda is flexible and we strive to provide everyone with a suitable date at Rib School Scheveningen in the short term.
When registering please indicate whether you would like to be available during the weekend or during the week.

PROGRAM

Zodiac Advanced Training:

The Internationally recognised RYA Powerboat Level 2 course on our Zodiac is specially formulated for expedition staff. 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 the Zodiac with tiller steering. 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

Practical training, several excersises

12.30 uur

We will have lunch at our office

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.
End of course with debriefing and eventual presentation Zodiac Advanced Certificate.
COSTS

Costs for the RYA Level Zodiac Training

The costs for the Zodiac Advanced course (1 day) are € 450, – p.p.
Includes: Instructor with polar experience, fuel, sailing gear, Life-vest, insurance, lunch and coffee/tea!

We strive to teach a maximum of 4 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 Rib School Scheveningen Zodiac Advanded Certificate after this course.

REGISTER

Register