Prepare the yacht accordingly to the expected meteorology conditions;
:: Techniques and Handling
Leaving, coming alongside and berthing on a pontoon;
Sailing near by other boats and approaching;
Awareness of the danger of sailing with the shore on the leeward side;
The 4 essentials;
Know how to tack without loosing progress;
Know how to gybe in control;
Is able to keep a good communication while handling;
Is aware of the others on the water plan;
Is able to sail round a small course at all points of sailing as a crew member or helmsman.
Knows the starting procedures on a regatta (theoretical knowledge).
Knows what means engine checks. Knows how to start, turn off, gear ahead or astern;
Knows how to berth on a finger pontoon and pick up a mooring buoy.
:: Handling and Techniques
Sailing using transit lines.
::: Safety Equipment and Precautions
Is aware of the importance of the first aid kit and pyrotechnics signals including and also the precautions with stowage on board;
Knows how to lunch and enter in a life raft.
:: Clothing and Gear
Is aware of the importance of personal safety on board;
Understands and follows the rules of the inflatable lifejackets and harnesses on board;
Understands the actions to be taken, as a crew member, leaving, coming alongside and berthing on a pontoon.
Basic knowledge of the rules to avoid collisions: avoid a collision at all cost, motor vs sail, port tack vs starboard tack, windward vs leeward, overtaken vs overtaking.
:: Has knowledge about
Points of sailing and the No Go Zone;
How sails work;
Basic theoretical sailing navigation knowledge;
Visual methods to attract attention.
Sources of information and weather forecast;
Knows when to reef;
Understands a basic synoptic chart.
:: Coastal Waters
How to apply the weather forecast in coastal waters;
Tide tables, tide sequences, neaps and springs, high and low water;
SOG with and against tide;
Wind effects on tides and conditions to sail;
The importance to inform someone ashore before going out to sea;
Knows how to get local information and advises before going how to sea.
:: Recommended books...
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|(Free with your first course |
with West Coast)
Has completed the following levels::
RYA Start Sailing (Nível 1) OR
RYA Competent Crew OR
Keelboats - Nível 1
Instead you may have equivalent experience. However you must always::
Be able to swim;
Have physical mobility;
Be over 14 years old or underaged must be at all time accompanied by an adult.
Be over 14 years old or underaged must be at all time accompanied by an adult:
2 consecutive full-days during the week (09h30am to 06h00pm);;
2 consecutive full-days during the weekend (Saturday and Sunday 09h30am to 06h00pm);
2 full-days (two consecutive Saturdays or Sundays from 09h30am to 06h00pm);
5 late afternoons during summer (06h00pm to 09h00pm).
| || || ||Bavaria 32 cruiser "WEST COAST ONE" |
(2010 | 2 cabins)
| || || ||Dufour 382 Grand Large "PEARL" |
(2018 | 3 cabins)
Oeiras Yachting Harbor offers access to an outstanding water plan. It offers modern infrastructure with restaurants, shops, showers, parking and boatyard all in a stunning location between Lisbon and Cascais.
Around the marina, you will find several high quality beaches, and ocean swimming-pool and a cycle path by the water.
Its strategic location at the mouth of the river Tagus allows you to experience the Atlantic or otherwise look for the more protected and tidal waters of the river.
It's proximity to Cascais and Lisbon (about 6nm each) as well as the quick exit towards the south for destinations like Sesimbra are also a solid advantage.
2 Full Day Non Residential
RYA Sail Scheme Book included
Food on Board Included
Máx. 5 Students
2 Full Days Non Residential
RYA Sail Scheme Book Included
Food onboard Included
Free Parking Inside Marina
Máx. 3 Students
All prices include fuel, marina costs and acomodation onboard when applicable. Includes the usage of all the safety gear, bed clothing, and food when applicable (breakfasts, lunches and 3 dinners on board). The boat will be supplied on your arrival. Includes a free book "RYA Sail Cruising and Yachtmaster Sheme" with your first RYA course with us. If you wish to make use of the Helly Hansen wet weather gear you have to book in advance at a cost o 19,50 euros per 5 days or 6 euros per day. West Coast holds all the required insurances for this type of activity. Nevertheless, we strongly recommend that you hold or buy your own travel insurance adequate to your specific needs. For example, in insurance that covers cancelation costs, theft, disease and that does not exclude recrational sailing is highly advised. It is not included in the price: meals ashore, books you may need, transfer to and from the airport or the city centre (but we can help with booking a taxi or organising a transfer for your group).
We always thought that "Satisfaction Guaranteed" is not a very inspiring sentence. We want you to be satisfied of course, but we prefer that you are absolutey delighted with your experience and training.
We are proud of the job we do so we are not happy if you are not happy. If, for any reason, you are unhappy with the activity or experience you have chosen you can repeat it at no additional cost.
In what training is concerned we cannot guarantee that you will always pass and get your certificate. But we can assure you that we will do our best so that you can reach your objectives.
Therefore we are the only traiing centre to offer you a "Learning Agreement" and second chance, assuring that you can repeat your course or activity (or parts of it) at no additional cost. Our objective is to improve your skill and assure you a memorable experience so we are commited with the result and pretty confident that West Coast will stand up to your expectations.