Riviera Sails & Power Academy

The Riviera Sail & Power Academy is a course to acquire essential knowledge and skills so that you can operate and cruise as a skipper.

Competent Crew

Ability to safely skipper sailboats under 40 feet in good weather

Learned technology content

  • Clothes, heavy weather gear and standard equipment, minimum safety equipment
  • How to use sail boat part names, cockpit & campus, rigging, cleats, blocks, etc.
  • Safe use of winches
  • Basic mainsail & mainsheet system, topping lift
  • Bend on (preparation for departure)
  • Mainsail raising procedure, reefing and unleashing, stowage, halyard system
  • Fore (jib) sail procedures and mechanics
  • Point of sailing (relationship between wind and ship), sail trim basics 
  • About Sailing by the Lee, Accidental Jiving
  • Safe and Dangerous Areas, Jacklines and Harnesses, Risk Management
  • Life jacket, PDF, survival in cold water, hypothermia
  • Role of MOB (Rescue Man Overboard) Crew
  • MOB Williamson turn, MOB Anderson turn, how to raise MOB
  • Distress signals, how to use flares, epub, navigation lights
  • Using propane, batteries, engine systems, marine heads and galleys
  • International VHF communication, international navigation rules
  • Crew role in anchoring
  • The role of the crew in docking, etc.

day skipper

Maneuvering skills for overnight cruising on sail boats under 45 feet
* General skill criteria for overnight bareboat charter

Learned technology content

  • How to plan, pilot and brief your day as a day skipper
  • Sailing in general, point of sailing (relationship with the wind)
  • Sail Trim (Sail Control), Reefing
  • general docking,
  • One-line docking (a method of stabilizing a ship with a single haze and docking and docking out)
  • Understanding tides, winds, weather, docking techniques under varying conditions, and prop walks
  • Anchoring in general, anchoring procedures, nautical charts, how to view topography, how to choose good anchoring sites
  • A variety of anchoring methods under various conditions such as bottom quality, topography, tides, currents, winds
  • International navigation rules, buoys, day beacons, cardinal systems, fog signals, lateral systems
  • International Maritime Collision Prevention Act, collision bearings, poor visibility, narrow waterways, overtaking
  • Basics of tide calculation
  • Basics of weather, how to get weather information
  • MOB in general Quick stop/quick return method, emergency response method, etc.

Program schedule

Conducted by 2 to 4 people, please contact us for the price
*Please contact us if you would like to take the program on your own ship.




2024 year September course

4/5 Fri. ・6 Sat. ・7 Sun. ・19 Fri. ・20 Sat. ・21 Sun.


2024 year September course

9/14 Sat. ・15 Sun. ・16 (Monday holiday) ・21 Sat. ・22 Sun. ・23 (Monday holiday)


2025 year September course

3/15 Sat. ・16 Sun. ・20 Thu. ・21 Fri. ・22 Sat. ・23 Sun.


To apply for the program, please use this form.

Apply for the program

What the certificate proves

Limited to within 10 miles of coast, daytime, good weather only. 
Prove that you have sufficient knowledge and skills as a skipper who can take responsibility for the safety of the crew and the ship.

training schedule


Classroom lecture

Self introduction, school overview, yacht qualification history, seamanship, cruising, docking, name

Practical skill

Docking (departure/arrival), handling, prop walk, rope work


Classroom lecture

Terminology, anchoring, point of sale, ropework ①, safety precautions, marine heads, meteorology

Practical skill

Anchoring, rope work ②, point of sale (Power)


Classroom lecture

Sail bend-on, basics of sailing, coming about, jibing, marine collision prevention law, three principles of sailing, international buoy system

Practical skill

Bend-on (equipment), coming-about (tack), jibe, point-of-sale (Sail), ropework ③


Classroom lecture

MOB Underpower, Undersail, Yacht Running, CE, CLR, Heave Two, Hypoceramia, Reefing System

Practical skill

MOB rescue training engine, sailing, heave two, camabout, jibe, rope work ④


Classroom lecture

Leaf work, emergency response, tide & current, slack time, passage planning, CDMVT, 60D=ST

Practical skill

Reef work at the dock, how to open and close the jib sail, raising and lowering the main sail, winch work, reef work at sea, traveler, jib leader, rope work ⑤


Practical skill

Finishing sale & cruising to Seabornia Marina or Oiso Port

Classroom lecture

Closing ceremony, completion certificate

Instructor Introduction


Toshichika Tanaka

Toshichika Tanaka

My interest in the ocean began when I started surfing when I was in high school.
While looking for a job to work at sea, I was advised that it was important to experience the customer's position first, so I went to YMCA Sports College and learned about the sea.
After graduating, I got a job at a marina in Yokohama, where I met ISPA.By re-learning yachts from scratch, the charm of yachts and the sea has increased further, and I have acquired an instructor qualification.
After that, I cruised in Canada, California, Hawaii, and Australia to study yacht culture.My desire to make people in Japan familiar with the yacht culture of other countries became stronger, so I moved to the current Riviera.Through ISPA in the traditional Sagami Bay, we would like to help people of all ages learn how to enjoy yachting.

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Contact Us

Riviera Resort Co., Ltd.
Riviera Sails & Power Academy



[Phoneephone reception]
Spring Summer Fall April 1st-October 31st 9:00-18:00
Winter November 1st-March 31st 9: 00-17: 00

[Regular holiday]
April 16th-July 15th Tuesday
July 16th-August 31st
September 1st-October 15th Tuesday
October 16th-April 15th Tuesday / Wednesday

TEL: 046-882-1286
E-mail: kaiyofukyu@riviera.co.jp