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Better Sailing

This course is designed to improve your sailing skills by building on your practical and theory knowledge.

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Length

12 hours. (2 x 6 hr days). A makeup date is also scheduled in the event of bad weather.

Outcomes

Intermediate level boat handling, sailing and safety theory.

Pre-requisites

It is assumed that you have some sailing experience and more than likely will have done either Start Sailing or another sailing course previously.

Who should do this course?

Those wishing to further develop their sailing skills.

Syllabus

1. Safety Equipment, clothing and safe practices

  • Understands the correct use of safety equipment on board.
  • Understands the importance of the correct fitting and wearing of personal flotation devices.
  • Understands the importance of appropriate clothing and footwear.
  • Knows the location and correct operation all safety equipment on board.
  • Understands and complies with the rules for wearing of PFD’s.

2. Sail Handling, rigging and ropework

  • Can prepare the sails and rig the boat.
  • Knows correct use of halyards, sheets and associated deck hardware.
  • Ability to tie the following knots and know their correct use: figure of eight, bowline, round turn and two half hitches, clove hitch, reef knot.
  • Can reef and shake out reefs whilst underway.

3. Sailing Skills

  • Can helm and trim sails effectively on all points of sail.
  • Can helm effectively around a triangular course.
  • Can tack and gybe effectively as helm.
  • Can heave to.
  • Understands the effect and importance of heel and trim.

4. Man overboard

  • Can recover a man over board under sail as helm.

5. Rules of the Road

  • Has a working knowledge of the General, Steering and Sailing rules and their application.
  • Knows how to source information on local regulations.

6. Meteorology

  • Understands where to obtain a weather forecast.

8. Emergency situations

  • Knows how to raise the alarm in the event of an emergency.

9. Anchoring

  • Understands how to anchor a boat.

 

Two Day Course

Better Sailing - Keelboat / Two Day Course

  • Saturday, December 14, 2019
    09:00 AM to 03:30 PM
  • Saturday, December 21, 2019
    09:00 AM to 03:30 PM

2 PLACES AVAILABLE

$340 NON MEMBER $340 SYC MEMBER

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Better Sailing - Keelboat / Two Day Course

  • Saturday, January 04, 2020
    09:00 AM to 03:30 PM
  • Saturday, January 11, 2020
    09:00 AM to 03:30 PM

1 PLACES AVAILABLE

$340 NON MEMBER $340 SYC MEMBER

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Better Sailing - Keelboat / Two Day Course

  • Saturday, January 18, 2020
    09:00 AM to 03:30 PM
  • Saturday, January 25, 2020
    09:00 AM to 03:30 PM

3 PLACES AVAILABLE

$340 NON MEMBER $340 SYC MEMBER

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Better Sailing - Keelboat / Two Day Course

  • Saturday, February 01, 2020
    09:00 AM to 03:30 PM
  • Saturday, February 08, 2020
    09:00 AM to 03:30 PM

4 PLACES AVAILABLE

$340 NON MEMBER $340 SYC MEMBER

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Better Sailing - Keelboat / Two Day Course

  • Saturday, February 15, 2020
    09:00 AM to 03:30 PM
  • Saturday, February 22, 2020
    09:00 AM to 03:30 PM

2 PLACES AVAILABLE

$340 NON MEMBER $340 SYC MEMBER

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Better Sailing - Keelboat / Two Day Course

  • Saturday, February 29, 2020
    09:00 AM to 03:30 PM
  • Saturday, March 14, 2020
    09:00 AM to 03:30 PM

4 PLACES AVAILABLE

$340 NON MEMBER $340 SYC MEMBER

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Better Sailing - Keelboat / Two Day Course

  • Saturday, March 21, 2020
    09:00 AM to 03:30 PM
  • Saturday, March 28, 2020
    09:00 AM to 03:30 PM

4 PLACES AVAILABLE

$340 NON MEMBER $340 SYC MEMBER

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Better Sailing - Keelboat / Two Day Course

  • Saturday, April 04, 2020
    09:00 AM to 03:30 PM
  • Saturday, April 18, 2020
    09:00 AM to 03:30 PM

4 PLACES AVAILABLE

$340 NON MEMBER $340 SYC MEMBER

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Better Sailing - Keelboat / Two Day Course

  • Saturday, May 02, 2020
    09:00 AM to 03:30 PM
  • Saturday, May 09, 2020
    09:00 AM to 03:30 PM

4 PLACES AVAILABLE

$340 NON MEMBER $340 SYC MEMBER

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Better Sailing - Keelboat / Two Day Course

  • Saturday, May 23, 2020
    09:00 AM to 03:30 PM
  • Saturday, May 30, 2020
    09:00 AM to 03:30 PM

4 PLACES AVAILABLE

$340 NON MEMBER $340 SYC MEMBER

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Better Sailing - Keelboat / Two Day Course

  • Saturday, June 13, 2020
    09:00 AM to 03:30 PM
  • Saturday, June 20, 2020
    09:00 AM to 03:30 PM

4 PLACES AVAILABLE

$340 NON MEMBER $340 SYC MEMBER

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