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Beginners Course

McKinnon, VIC

Subject: Sailing

An enjoyable and informative practical course designed for those with little or no experience to build a solid and correct foundation on which to develop their knowledge of sailing. This course can be used as part of the Competent Crew certificate, which then can be completed with two extra weekends (Intermediate and Passage Course courses).

Syllabus

* Safety aspects of sailing, helming and the rules of the road
* Sail handling, reefing, flaking and use of halyards, sheets and winches
* Nautical terms, parts of the boat, sailing and rigging see more

An enjoyable and informative practical course designed for those with little or no experience to build a solid and correct foundation on which to develop their knowledge of sailing. This course can be used as part of the Competent Crew certificate, which then can be completed with two extra weekends (Intermediate and Passage Course courses).

Syllabus

* Safety aspects of sailing, helming and the rules of the road
* Sail handling, reefing, flaking and use of halyards, sheets and winches
* Nautical terms, parts of the boat, sailing and rigging
* Rope work
* Sailing all points, going about, gybing, tacking, close reaching, running and reefing
* Man overboard
* Skippering, basic theory and sail trim

What do I bring?
Wear clothes suitable for the day and rubber soled shoes, preferably with a white or light colored sole. A cap, sunglasses, bottle of water and sunscreen 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 a bit before 9:30am.

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.

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When

Please contact us for upcoming dates and/or more information about this class

Where

McKinnon, VIC 3204

Willing to travel

Skill level

Beginner

Price: $380.00

 

The teachers

At Yachtmaster Sailing School, you’ll learn every job on a yacht: helming, navigating and sail handling because you’ll...

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At Yachtmaster Sailing School, you’ll learn every job on a yacht: helming, navigating and sail handling because you’ll be on a yacht, not just in a classroom. You’ll practice each crew position so that whether you want to skipper or crew you will have the experience to know what is required.

Yachtmaster Sailing School was founded in 1988 and was the first school accepted into the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) scheme in Australia. We are Victoria’s leading sailing school and the only RYA training centre in Melbourne and Victoria.

Our principal, Gordon Syme, is one of Australia's most qualified and experienced Yachtmaster Instructors. He's a RYA Yachtmaster Instructor, Yachtmaster Examiner and a Master V and the only person to hold the position of both Yachting Australia (YA) and RYA Yachtmaster Examiner. Gordon has been a full-time yachting instructor for over a decade working in Australia and Europe.

The school offers professional Yachtmaster Career training courses for those of you who wish to pursue a career as crew or master on certified commercial charter boats or superyachts with internationally recognized commercial qualifications.

The RYA certificates are Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA) approved and recognized around the world.

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Yachtmaster Sailing School