Nautical terminology, knots, balance, sailing basic maneuvers and safety on board are, amongst other issues, covered during the two days of the course.
ProgramThis is an entirely practical course and you will be sailing right on your first day. The program includes the following topics:
Familiarization with the nautical terminology, especially boat parts and sails;
Identify wind direction ashore and at sea;
Raising and lowering. Rope work and winch handling;
Know how to do the following knots: figure of eight, reef knot, making fast to a cleat and clove hitch
Help with rope work on board including mooring preparation;
Understanding the rules and how to use the inflatable lifejackets as well as other kinds of buoyancy;
Understanding the actions to take in case of a man overboard situation;
Understanding the basics of sailing, know how to steer and understanding the basics of sail trimming at all points of sail (beam reach, close reach, broad reach). Know all the basic sailing maneuvers including tacking and gybing.
Know the diference between heading up and bearing away
Basic IRPCS knowledge
Basic meteorology knowledge (Beaufort scale...)
Basic tides knowledge (tide tables...)
Hazards and safety on board (fuels, gas, first aid...)
:: After this course you should...
Know the nautical terminology, vessel balance and the main sailing maneuvers. At the end of the course you should also know the safety issues at sea and the fundamental techniques to sail.
:: Recommended books...
The course includes the Competent Crew book which is an excellent support to the Levels 2 and 3. This is also a recommended book for the RYA Competent Crew course.
You’ll still get an E-Book (Introduction to Sailing Book) and access to our E-Learning platform with additional learning resources.
At our store at the marina you may still found some additional bibliography recommended to increase your knowledge.
|(Offer with your first subscription with West Coast)|