Do you want learn to sail?
Get your coastal license!
You have rented a boat without a license and you have discovered a passion for sailing; it is probably time to get your license! Starting 6 CV HP you must possess a boat license. The coastal license allows you to sail at sea up to 6 nautical miles from a shelter, or just over 11 kilometres. (Sailing without a license is punishable by way of a fine of 1500€). This coastal option gives you the right to sail by day and night, without being limited in engine power, and to drive a jet ski or water scooter over 6hp (by day only).
The practical training is organized into 5 themes:
Boater safety: Ensure the individual and collective safety of the crew, training in the usage of on-board communication media
Boater's responsibilities : be in charge of the crew and the boat, use distress resources wisely, respect the natural environment
The boat manoeuvering: how to dock, salvage a box, berth and rescue someone from water
The essentials of the boater: decide on the possibility of an excursion according to a weather report, respect the markings and detect obstacles in a navigation area
The boat driving : control the engine start-up, the boat's trajectory and speed, shutdown the propulsion, reverse and use of alignments
Antibes Bateaux Services is certified as a boating school and offers an efficient way to quickly obtain your licence.
The coastal license is obtained in 2 stages: the theorytest (similar to a driver's license) and the practical one.
The theory test is based on different themes and rules of navigation at sea.
Marking of coasts, beaches and pictograms
Introduction to the beaconing system region B
Steering and road rules
Ship lights and marks
Navigation and safety rules between leisure craft and professional vessels
The concepts of fuel autonomy
Protection of the environment, fauna and flora
Introduction to reading the chart
Rules for the use of guarded or automatic locks
Right to use VHF
Our formula at
Not including tax stamps
Including 3 to 5 hours of theoretical lessons
3 to 5 hours of practice
E-learning courses at your own pace (Personal preparation via Internet 7/7 days with remote control)