Manuals (in Vietnamese and English)
First video: to show the basic skills required to sail safely independently. View more here.
Certificates similar to motorbike licenses, with artwork by Dao Van Hoang
Production of a yachtmasters book in Vietnamese and English, edited by Ministry of Transport, Inland Waterways School and Tran Trung Nghia, an attorney at Law and sailing pioneer. A set of quizzes are available in English and Vietnamese for revision of each chapter of the book, with answers, plus practical teaching notes.
4. ENGINE MAINTENANCE and TROUBLE SHOOTING
6. NAVIGATION and PILOTAGE
8. RULES of THE ROAD
9. LIGHTS and SHAPES
10. DIFFERENCES BETWEEN VIETNAMESE and INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS.
11. INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS ON SAFETY: MARPOL and SOLAS
Introduction. It is easy to overlook how much a good captain needs to know: Safety and preparation to minimize problems, reading the weather, tides and wind correctly, navigation, finding the way to a new harbour, using the radio correctly, checking and maintaining the engine. Captains are busy people. Details are easily overlooked. This book is a reminder of what a captain needs to know to look after a boat and sail her safely every day. Where possible, adjustments have been made for Vietnam.
Intention. The first sail training manual for keel boats is relevant for Day Skippers, Coastal Skippers and Yachtmasters, each with more detail. Further reading and sea time is always recommended and it is useful and best practice to keep a log book of seatime. Quiz questions are available for each chapter, tested on Halong Bay captains with short teaching notes for practical protocols.