Sunshine Sailing has re launched its Keel boat training program and again is now offering the Australian Sailing (YA) keel boat program.
These courses are run over 2 days and there are five course on offer in total that will take you through the full syllabus and and get you from humble day sailor to competition ready racer.
The courses are run over a three step process:
The first step on the Keelboat pathway introduces you to the basics of sailing on a small boat, including boat handling, safety and sailing theory.
This course develops both your theory and practical skills to confidently take control on the helm.
You will now advance your sailing skills and safety knowledge to enable you to skipper unsupervised in sheltered waters
This course introduces you to the fun and challenge of using asymmetrical and symmetrical spinnakers.
You will now learn the basic racing rules, skills and tactics and gain an understanding of what is expected of a racing crew on a small boat.
The National Keelboat Program is an exciting development for sailing. It provides a fun and accessible entry into sailing and gives participants further opportunity to improve and develop sailing skills and techniques.
The courses will equip you with the essentials required to safely sail a small boat without the fear of capsizing or getting wet! As your skills progress, you will also develop an understanding of each person’s role and how teamwork plays a major part of being an effective crew.
You should come away with the knowledge and confidence to sail a small boat competently and for those that wish, you can progress to larger yachts or participate as crew on a racing yacht.