2 days 9.30am – 4.30pm
This is a progression from Beginners course and is also designed for the experienced sailor who wants to improve their all round sailing skills. Suited for those who have little or no navigation experience on the water, as well as those looking to refine their sail setting, handling and trimming skills.
This course with an extra two weekends and a night sail of training can be used to complete the Competent Crew certificate. One of which has to be the Passage Course.
Helm techniques, sail shape and setting
Navigation and seamanship
Deck work, reefing, sail changes
Safety equipment and radio operation
Anchoring, mooring and berthing
Distress signals and emergency procedures
What do I bring?
Wear clothes suitable for the day and rubber soled shoes, preferably with a white or light coloured sole. A cap, sunglasses, bottle of water and sun screen are also a good idea. We provide you with wet weather gear (with the exception of boots) if required.
How long is the course?
Two full days 9:30am – 4:30pm. Classes all conducted on the water. Plan to arrive about 9:20am.
When are the courses held?
Weekend courses are held nearly every weekend all year round. Please check dates section for more details. Weekdays can be arranged by appointment but a minimum of 2 students required.