Keelboat Seamanship Skills

This course will help you improve self-reliance and decision-making skills, maneuvering of a dinghy/Keelboat and making seamanship decisions in moderate conditions.

Much of the work on this course will be done without an instructor aboard but with a greater depth of onshore feedback.

  • Minimum age: 16 yrs
  • Prior experience: Sailing skills to be Level 2 standard
  • Duration: 2 days

COURSE CONTENT

  • Sailing theory and background
  • Capsize recovery – total inversion
  • Meteorology
  • Preparation of road trailer

PRACTICAL

  • Rope work
  • Launching and recovery
  • Sailing techniques and manoeuvers – Man overboard, reefing afloat, being towed, sailing without a rudder, sailing backwards