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The offshore licence (its official name is the "offshore extension of the driving licence for motorised pleasure craft at sea") is a training course validated by an examination enabling the skipper of a motorboat have the skills to sail more than 6 miles from a shelter in the mid-shore area up to 60 miles from a shelter and offshore beyond.

However, as the training program is primarily navigation and tidal, passing the offshore licence provides knowledge and skills that can be put to good use in cruising under sail.

TOOLS TO PREPARE FOR YOUR OFFSHORE LICENCE

Whatever the method of preparation you choose, you must equip yourself with different tools:

  • The SHOM 9999 examination chart It is a special card edited to prepare and pass the exam of the offshore permit. You should be aware that the exam organising departments keep the cards as "examination papers".
  • A navigation rule (cras ruler or Breton type ruler) which will allow you to measure routes and headings on the map for navigation exercises.
  • A dry point compass will allow you to measure your distances and determine your position.
  • Finally, the training manuals designed by the Picksea team will give you a progressive and structured learning process punctuated by exercises that are increasingly similar to those encountered in the exam.

OUR PACKAGES AND KITS FOR OFFSHORE LICENCE

To help you in your choice of equipment, we have also designed packs and kits to prepare and pass the offshore license exam which are composed of products Flash-Tide designed and manufactured in France by Picksea. They include the 9999 practice and examination chart and various proposed navigation rules: Cras 2000 or Brocemer as well as various dry point compasses. The kits are composed only of navigation rules and compasses: the charts and manuals are then provided by your trainer.

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  • <h2><strong>Straight Brass Divider</strong></h2> <p><strong></strong>Brass compass for esthetics with fine stainless steel tips for accuracy of measurement.</p> <p>Interactive instructions online at <a href="https://www.youtube.com/user/PickseaVideo" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">PickseaVideo</a></p> <h2>Features of the Flash-Tide Straight Brass Divider</h2>
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    Straight Brass Divider

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  • <h2>One Hand Brass Divider</h2> <p><span>One hand divider in brass for esthetics with fine stainless steel tips for precision measurement.</span></p> <h2><span>Features of the One Hand Divider</span></h2>
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    One Hand Brass Divider

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  • <h2 style="text-align:justify;">SHOM chart 9999 for the offshore licence exam</h2> <p style="text-align:justify;">The SHOM chart 9999 is the official chart for the offshore licence examination which allows you to navigate beyond 6 miles from a shelter. The 9999 chart is also used to do all the exercises to prepare for the exam.</p> <h2 style="text-align:justify;">Training and preparation for the offshore licence (theory test)</h2> <p style="text-align:justify;">After passing the coastal licence (and perhaps also the inland waterway licence), you want to extend your navigation area to the "high seas"! To do this, you need to obtain a offshore licence to sail motorboats beyond 6 miles from a shelter (it is also very useful for sailing boats). You can read the article "Everything you need to know about the offshore licence".</p> <p style="text-align:justify;">The chart 9999 is the official chart to take the offshore licence exam. Of course, this SHOM 9999 chart also allows you to work on all the exercises and mock exams in your school boat or as an independent candidate, to prepare for the tests for the offshore extension of the sea boat licence.</p> <p style="text-align:justify;">The SHOM 9999 chart is a special marine chart but it contains all the information of a real navigation chart (scale of latitudes and longitudes, coasts, probes, dangers, beacons, lighthouses, currents, ...). You can plot routes and bearings and position points, or measure distances as on a real chart. See the article "Determining a route in direction and distance" on our blog.</p> <p style="text-align:justify;">The SHOM (Services Hydrographique et Océanographique de la Marine) is the public organisation in charge of collecting data (soundings, currents, coastline, ...) and distributing this information, in particular in the form of nautical charts. Find here all our other SHOM charts.</p> <h2 style="text-align:justify;">Characteristics of the SHOM 9999 Special Offshore Permit Chart</h2>
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  • <h2><span>Preparing for the Offshore License (Courses, exercises and mock exams)</span></h2> <p><span>This manual of courses, exercises and mock exams allows you to fully prepare for the offshore license and also to learn how to navigate offshore. </span></p> <h2><span>Flash-Tide Offshore Manual Features</span></h2>
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  • <h2>Brocémer Navigation Protractor Ruler</h2> <p style="text-align:justify;">The Brocémer navigation ruler is one of the "Breton protractor" type rulers. It is much appreciated by candidates for the offshore licence because it is simpler, more practical and more intuitive than the other models of rulers.</p> <h2>Characteristics of the Brocémer protractor</h2>
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  • <h2>Marine Plotter Compass</h2> <p><span>Brass marine compass with fine stainless steel tip for navigation. Pencil fastening by screw (adjustable height).</span></p> <h2><span>Features of the Flash-Tide compass</span></h2>
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    Marine Plotter Divider

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  • <h2><strong>The essential pack to prepare your offshore licence</strong></h2> <p style="text-align:justify;">A set of quality tools to pass your offshore licence! Picksea is the owner of the Flash-Tide Instruments brand and our teams manufacture in France, in Lorient, all models of <a href="https://www.picksea.com/en/106806-cras-navigation-rules">rules cras</a> or Breton. Picksea is also a SHOM agent. We are therefore the best able to provide you with a pack composed of the best products at the best price.</p> <h2>Composition of the offshore licence pack</h2>
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  • <h2>Flash-Tide - Cras 2000 two-tone ruler</h2> <p style="text-align:justify;">The Flash-Tide Crash Ruler 2000 is a two-tone red and black crashed ruler that is very popular with boaters and offshore license applicants because it is more practical and easier to read than traditional crashed rulers.</p> <h2>Details of the Cras 2000 rule</h2>
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    Cras 2000 Ruler

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  • <h2>Polaris Tricolour Ruler</h2> <p style="text-align:justify;">The three-colour red, green and black cras ruler is very popular with boaters and boat licence applicants because it is more practical and easier to read than traditional cras rulers.</p> <h2>Features of the Polaris Ruler</h2>
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  • <h2>Rule Type Cras</h2> <p style="text-align:justify;">A two-coloured red and black cras ruler with a special design that makes it easier to read than other cras rulers.</p> <h2>Characteristics of the Cras Type Rule</h2>
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    Rule Type Cras

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  • <h2>Standard Cras Rule</h2> <p style="text-align:justify;"><span>This black ruler is very popular with boaters and boat license applicants because it is more practical and easier to read than other brands of rulers.</span></p> <h2><span>Features of the Standard Cras rule</span></h2>
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    Standard Cras Ruler

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  • <h2><strong>Everything you need to prepare and pass your offshore licence!</strong></h2> <p>Everything you need to prepare and pass your offshore licence: complete pack of materials, map and book</p> <h2>Features of the Complete Offshore Pack</h2>
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  • <h2><strong>The offshore licence pack with Breton plotter !</strong></h2> <p>Pack of material to prepare the offshore licence including the official chart 9999, a plotter (Flash-Tide) and a one hand divider (Flash-Tide)</p> <h2>Features of the Offshore Plus Pack</h2>
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  • <p>This edition is the essential manual for the preparation of the Offshore course License, which authorizes the operation of a French motorized pleasure craft, day and night, without limitation of distance, tonnage or power.</p>
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  • <h2>Pack of 2 official 9999 marine charts from SHOM</h2> <p style="text-align:justify;"><span>The nautical chart of SHOM 9999 is the official chart of the exam of the <strong>offshore sea permit</strong> which allows to navigate beyond 6 miles from a shelter. It is also on this chart that you will do all the exercises to prepare you for the exam </span></p> <h2 style="text-align:justify;"><em>Why buy 2 charts?</em></h2> <p style="text-align:justify;">The fact of doing many exercises on the chart (with a lot of deletion) often makes it unusable for the exam and this is why many exam centers require a new chart for the exam. It should be noted that the organising administration keeps the card as a copy of the exam (except in the case of failure).</p> <h2>Training and preparation for the offshore licence (theoretical test)</h2> <p style="text-align:justify;">After passing the coastal licence (and perhaps also the inland waterways licence), you wish to extend your navigation area to the "high seas"! To do this, you need to obtain a deep-sea licence to sail motor yachts beyond 6 miles from a shelter (but it is also very useful for sailing). Read our<a title="Tout savoir pour passer le permis hauturier" href="https://blog.picksea.com/tout-savoir-passer-permis-hauturier/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"> article "Everything you need to know about the offshore licence"</a> to find out more.</p> <p style="text-align:justify;">The chart SHOM 9999 is a special marine chart but it contains all the information of a real navigation chart (scale of latitudes and longitudes, coasts, probes, dangers, beacons, lighthouses, currents, ...). You can plot routes and bearings as well as position points, or measure distances as on a real chart <a title="Déterminer une route sur le carte marine" href="https://blog.picksea.com/determiner-route-direction-distance/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">See the article "Determining a route in direction and distance" on our blog </a></p> <h2 style="text-align:justify;">Characteristics of the Marine Chart 9999 from SHOM for the Offshore Permit</h2>
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  • <h2 id="prod-h1" class="prod-name">Protractor Ruler and Compass Kit</h2> <p style="text-align:justify;">Set of equipment to prepare for the offshore licence or to equip your boat, including a Brocémer ruler (Flash-Tide) and a dry point compass (Flash-Tide)</p> <h2 style="text-align:justify;"><span>Features of the Protractor Ruler and Compass Kit</span></h2>
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  • <h2 id="prod-h1" class="prod-name">Ruler and Compass Dry Point Kit</h2> <p style="text-align:justify;"><span>Set of equipment to prepare for the offshore licence or to equip your boat, including a cras 2000 ruler (Flash-Tide) and a dry point compass (Flash-Tide)</span></p> <h2 style="text-align:justify;"><span>Features of the Ruler and Compass Kit</span></h2>
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    Cras Ruler and Divider Kit

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  • <h2>Captain's Tools" set</h2> <p>Set of instruments to be used during navigation or for exams (deep-sea licence, professional navigation, ...). "The captain's tools" is the ideal gift for those who are passionate about navigation.</p> <h2>Characteristics of the box</h2>
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    "Captain's Tools" set

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  • <h2>New Breton Reporter</h2> <p style="text-align:justify;">The New Breton Reporter retains all the features that have made it so successful over the past 40 years, but it has been completely redesigned by Nautic Training instructors to improve its readability and usability.</p> <h2 style="text-align:justify;">Features of the New Breton Reporter</h2>
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    New Breton Plotter

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  • <div class="fiche-txt"> <h2>All the good uses of nautical documents in a dedicated book</h2> <p>This book will give you a complete overview of hydrography and nautical records with their imperfections and proper use.</p> <h2>All Shom's regulatory books on Picksea.com</h2> You can find on our site all the regulatory works of the Shom, such as the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea 2A and 2B, or the work 3C on maritime signalling.</div>
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  • <p>A book published by SHOM listing all the symbols, abbreviations and terms used on SHOM charts. All these terms are declined in English and in French for a perfect reading and understanding of the charts.</p>
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  • <h2>Vagnon Sailing Licence test for offshore extension</h2> <p>As a complement to the Vagnon Code Permis plaisance extension hauturière, the Vagnon Test Permis plaisance extension hauturière is the essential support for candidates to revise the programme of the licence extension hauturière.</p> <h2>Characteristics of the Vagnon Test booklet for the Offshore licence</h2>
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  • <h2>Compass case</h2> <p style="text-align:justify;">Case for marine compass. To be installed next to the chart table to avoid losing your compass.</p> <h2>Detailed characteristics of the compass</h2>
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    Compass case

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  • <h2>Vagnon test for boating licence extension for offshore fishing to pass your exam!</h2> <p>This is the essential tool for candidates to revise the programme for the offshore extension licence. It complements the offshore extension code. This edition includes: a reminder of the principles of calculation (relative numbers, sexagesimal, speed and distances) and important definitions, 220 thematic exercises and 12 mock exams of the same type as those given in the exam.</p> <h2>Characteristics of the Vagnon test for boating offshore licence extension</h2>
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    Vagnon test for offshore boating licence extension

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  • <h2>Tide calculation workbook by Vagnon</h2> <p style="text-align:justify;">Tidal calculations are a fairly complex exercise that must be performed by candidates for the offshore licence on the day of the exam. This exercise booklet covers the practical basics to pass the exam and includes exercises to practice.</p> <h2 style="text-align:justify;">Details on the "Prépa' Vagnon: Calculating the Tide".</h2>
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    Calculating the Tide Workbook

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  • <h2>An indispensable manual to prepare for the offshore licence - <span style="color:#ff0000;">Written and designed by the experts at Picksea!</span></h2> <p>This guide to offshore sailing is intended for those who wish to learn about offshore sailing and for those who plan to take the offshore sailing licence exam. It has been designed to enable you to:</p> <ul><li>acquire the knowledge necessary to master offshore navigation as well as those necessary to pass your offshore exam</li> <li>to progress in your learning thanks to a proven method</li> <li>to check your knowledge thanks to tests and exercises throughout your training</li> <li>to prepare yourself with confidence for the offshore exam thanks to the mock exams proposed in this book</li> <li>to put into practice what you have learned on a simulated offshore sailing trip</li> </ul><h2><span style="font-family:'novecento_wide_medium', sans-serif;font-size:16px;">Details on the Offshore Navigation Training Guide</span></h2>
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    Training Guide to Offshore Navigation

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  • <h2><span>Merchant marine dividers</span></h2> <p style="text-align:justify;"><span>Dry point dividers in brass with fine, removable and adjustable stainless steel points. The points are fixed with screws (adjustable height). Supplied with a pair of spare stainless steel tips.</span></p> <h2><span>Characteristics of the merchant marine divider</span></h2>
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    Merchant Navy Divider

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  • <h2>Exercises to prepare for the offshore licence</h2> <p>This exercise book allows candidates to practice on exam subjects in accordance with the training program. This workbook is a must for anyone who wants to pass the offshore licence and be ready on D-day!</p> <h2>Characteristics of the exercise book to prepare for the offshore licence</h2>
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    Exercises to prepare for the offshore licence

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  • <div class="fiche-txt"> <h2>The International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea. </h2> <p>This book will help you to know the international regulations to prevent collisions at sea (or RIPAM in french). <span>This document contains all the rules set out in the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972, as amended from time to time.</span></p> <h2>All the Shom's regulatory works on our website</h2> You can find on Picksea.com all the regulatory books of the Shom, like the good uses of the nautical documents 1F, or the book on the maritime signalling 3C.</div>
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  • <h2>The Jean Cras 3 mm ruler from Topoplastic</h2> <p style="text-align:justify;">The Jean Cras ruler manufactured by Topoplastic is approved by the Merchant Navy, the National Navy, the Civil Aviation and the Air Force for work and calculations on maps. The rights of the name Jean Cras are exclusive to the Topoplastic company.</p> <h2>Detailed characteristics of the ruler</h2>
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    Jean Cras ruler plexi 3 mm

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  • <div class="fiche-txt"> <h2>Marine Signage</h2> <p>This book will allow you to know the maritime signage regulations and updated.</p> <h2>All the Shom's regulatory works on our website</h2> You can find on Picksea.com all the regulatory books of the Shom, like the good uses of the nautical documents 1F, or the book on the international regulation to prevent collisions at sea 2.</div>
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    Book 3 Maritime Signals

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  • <h2>All the possibilities of the Cras rule and the Rappporteur Breton</h2> <p style="text-align:justify;"><span>The Antares protractor ruler is both a tricolour Cras ruler AND a Breton protractor. It can be easily adapted to any skipper or sailor, whatever his or her initial training or practice habits. </span></p> <h2>Features of the Antares rule</h2>
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    Cras Reporter Rule / Breton Antares

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