GGB Yacht school

Full-time education

Inland waters and open sea without restrictions in all EU countries!

Our goal is to teach you how to manage a sailing or motor yacht up to 24 meters.

You can get training in our office in Riga.

More than 1000 students from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Russia, Spain, Germany, Canada and Norway have studied at our school.

Lectures are conducted in English and Russian.

Admission of students takes place all year round.

Training course

The theoretical training, practice and exams is designed for 70 academic hours and takes from 4 to 6 weeks.

The practical course is conducted full-time in Riga for 3-4 days.

The exams in Russian and the certificate are taken in person in the cities of Estonia: Tallinn, Tartu, Pärnu, Narva, Valga.

Additionally, upon request, the following services are provided:

Personal online lessons on the theoretical course program, using Viber or WhatsApp;

Personal face-to-face training on the practical course program in Riga;

Printed literature on the management of various types of vessels (cost from 20 to 200 euros + shipment by DPD/UPS).

The cost of an individual course and passing the exam in English is 2999 euros.

This price includes:
a. passing the medical commission;
b. Practical exercises and test on the boat and yacht;
c. Practical exercises and test on radiotelephony, radio equipment of the boat and yacht.
d. Pre-examination test in Riga. and
e. Organization and conduct of the final examination in Estonia for obtaining a certificate.

An international license to operate a vessel up to 24 meters is issued by the State of Estonia.

  • Citizens and residents of the EU member states and citizens of non-EU countries can take the courses and receive a certificate. Thus, an international certificate can be obtained by a citizen or resident of any country.
  • The international certificate is recognized by all insurance companies when renting sailing and motor yachts.
  • According to the Estonian legislation, the examination of the skipper of a small vessel (up to 24 meters) consists of a theoretical part and work with maps.
  • The exam includes 350 questions.
  • The skipper’s exam is considered to be successfully passed if the working’s test with maps is obtained, and at least 85% of the questions are correctly answered in the theoretical part.
  • The driver’s certificate of a small vessel is valid for 10 years.

Our staff consists of experienced and highly qualified specialists who will conduct a training course and prepare you for the exam.

Students are provided with a set of training materials, which includes:

350 exam questions in electronic form

Training charts;

Navigational instruments;

4 control tests;

The Examiner’s Guide to lights and Signs and other teaching aids;

YEARS OF SUCCESSFUL WORK
TRAINED YACHT CAPTAINS
INSTRUCTORS WITH 20 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE
YACHT CERTIFICATES ISSUED
EFFECTIVE EDUCATION
EFFECTIVE EDUCATION
PROFESSIONAL INSTRUCTORS
PROFESSIONAL INSTRUCTORS
INTERNATIONAL CERTIFICATION
INTERNATIONAL CERTIFICATION
PERSONAL APPROACH
PERSONAL APPROACH

Yacht school «GGB»

International certification.

Support for alumnus after graduation

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