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Old 30.05.2009, 15:34
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Motor Boat License training & exams for English

Hi there,

I would like to get training in english for a motorboat license in Vaud. Has anybody else done this or know of someone that can do this over a day or 2. I owned a wakeboarding boat in lochness and would like to do the same here.

Does nayone know if I can sit the practical and theory exams in english ?

Does anyone know of any restrictions of speed or wakeboarding restrictions on lake leman ?

Thank you kindly for any guidance / help,

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Re: Motor Boat License training & exams for English

Bumping an old thread here. I would like to get my boating license as well, first to clarify if much has changed/evolved in the theoretical/didactic info. VKS has a 13th edition (2017) available but father in law passed a couple of years ago with a 1998 edition of the manual.

Anyone done this recently with some info to possible share?
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Re: Motor Boat License training & exams for English

Have a look at sail.ch

There is an app for android / iOS (but in German) mentioned on the site.

Looking at getting my licenses (sailing and power) soon on Zurich Lake.
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Re: Motor Boat License training & exams for English

Is it possible to take the course in English or not?
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Re: Motor Boat License training & exams for English

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Is it possible to take the course in English or not?
If it's the same as other cantons, you can take the theory exam in English (well, a sort of English, remembering when I did it), but the practical exam has to be taken in the local language.

You could try putting together a glossary of nautical terminology in that language so you aren't completely at sea (or get someone to help you do so). There are also a number of multilingual dictionaries - I have the "Internationales Yachtw÷rterbuch", which I bought in a major bookshop in Zurich, but that might be overkill.
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