Competent Crew

This is a course for the newcomer to sailing or someone who has a little dinghy sailing but no cruising experience. The five day course starts off with a safety briefing, getting students used to moving around the boat, learning the nautical names for parts of the vessel while doing some simple manoeuvres like coming alongside, getting the sails up and going sailing. Then everyone can have a go at helming. Each day, weather permitting, we will go on some interesting and varied passages while at the same time learning the basics This is a course for the newcomer to sailing or someone who has a little dinghy sailing but no cruising experience. The five day course starts off with a safety briefing, getting students used to moving around the boat, learning the nautical names for parts of the vessel while doing some simple manoeuvres like coming alongside, getting some sails up and going sailing. Then everyone can have a go at helming. Each day, weather permitting, we will go on some interesting and varied passages while at the same time learning the basics of cruising, knots, basic navigation, helmsmanship and sailing.

 

Assumed knowledge: None

Experience Required: None

Minimum age: None (under 18’s must be accompanied by parent)

Ability after course: Able to steer the boat, handle sails, row a dinghy and assist in day to day routines