The essential pack to prepare your offshore licence
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 rules cras 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.
Composition of the offshore licence pack
The Flash-Tide Instruments' offshore license pack includes all the tools needed to prepare and pass the offshore license extension exam:
- The official SHOM exercise chart 9999
- The Cras 2000 two-tone rule which facilitates the reading and plotting of headings, routes and bearings (Flash-Tide brand made in France by Picksea).
- The straight brass divider with fine stainless steel tips for more precise measurements (Flash-Tide brand).
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Important reminders for the offshore licence exam :
The exam for the deep-sea licence takes place "on the table" and includes: 2 navigation exercises (each marked out of 6), 1 tidal calculation exercise marked out of 4 and MCQs (weather and GPS) marked out of 4. To pass, you must obtain an overall mark of more than 10/20 and a mark in the navigation exercises of more than 7/12.
The material for the examination must be brought by each candidate. You will need a ruler and a dry-tip compass of your choice, an official SHOM 9999 chart, a non-programmable calculator, pencils and eraser. The administration provides the examination paper and draft sheets.
Note: the card used for the examination is kept by the administration as a copy of the examination.
- The two-coloured ruler is made of transparent PVC, size 380 x 110 mm
- The SHOM 9999 chart A4 folded - A0 open
- The 21 cm dry point compass: allows to measure up to 8 miles / minutes on the 9999 map
- 12% discount compared to buying the same products separately
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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>
<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>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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