Originally Posted by jackdale
The standard Swedish Watch as I understand is 4 5-hour watch in the 24 hour day, followed by 1 4-hour watch. I learned this on my first passage.
I would have thought you would have studied watch systems for your masters ticket. We teach various watch systems our courses.
We use a 6 and 6 or 12 and 12 on the commercial side and 4 and 8 ( english) in the tall ship, school ship. we study things that matter like stability and plotting in masters classes, not swedish watch systems. I don't think figuring out how to break up watch is something that needs to be "studied" it alway's works it's self out based on the crew and the passage. How many of those statistic accidents of improper watch were off shore involving seasoned solo sailors sigle handling in the open ocean? I'm betting they were all near shore recreational boaters zooming along not paying attention.