You will need
  • - a computer with Internet connection;
  • - telephone directory.
Contact your nearest yacht club. It is possible that you will no longer need to go anywhere. In some of them there is a yachting school. This step makes sense even if the club does not have the right to teach future boaters. There will tell you exactly where to go, and will give the address of the territorial units of the GIMS.
State Inspectorate for small vessels offers a training program for the program "Helmsman – skipper – captain motor-sailing vessel". There is also a list of organizations which conduct such training. This can be done at a specialized facility, licensed, or remotely and independently. But in any case, the exam, you will have to take the inspector GIMS, so the first method is preferable.
The certificate indicated the class of vessel, which depends on the square sails. We will also specify, where you can swim. Internal water communications of Russia are divided into several types. In identity, they are marked by two or three letters. The training program depends on which area you will be allowed freely. The letters MP shows sea, the sea in the borders of Russia. In order to be able to use them, you must pass a three-month course. For the other two areas is sufficient to study one month. Inland waterways - is GDP, and the domestic water are not included in the list of waterways, written as VV.
Resolution of navigation on international waterways situated on the territory of other countries, GIMS does not. For this you need a certificate of the international sample. Organizations who give several. The most solid are three. British system schools yachting Royal Yachting Ass (RYA) has been around for over a hundred years. Competition it mainly consists of American Sailing Ass (ASA) and International Yacht Master Training (IYT). Unfortunately, the certification of international standard in Russia is not recognized, and with only one Russian certificate you can run into trouble in any foreign port. To find a suitable international yacht school faster all through the Internet, the vast majority of them have their own websites.
It is not excluded that to teach in an international school you will need basic knowledge of the English language. Repeat it before you begin to learn. This will further save you time. This is especially important if you are going to study remotely. Courses in international schools is different. In the first stage you can assign the title of a useful team member in the future, your status will increase gradually under the guidance of an experienced instructor, and at the end of the full course you will be able to become a captain and get the appropriate license of the international sample.