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.
Essential sailing terminology and rules, basic knots, tacking and gybing, man overboard recovery.
What will I learn?
- How to prepare the yacht for sailing
- How to set sails
- How to tack & gybe
- Understand the wind
- Introduction to Rules of the Road
- The Buoyage system
- Basic knots; bowline, round turn and two half hitches and figure of eight
- Safety equipment
- How to use Winches
What do I bring?
Bring a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, bathing suit, a warm jumper, change of clothes (minimal wardrobe needed), spray jacket. Be sure to pack this in a flexible soft bag.
Where are we?
Course starts 9:30am. Our office is located at The Mooloolaba Marina on Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba just an hour north of Brisbane. There’s ample parking. Click HERE to see a map.
What do I get?
The ‘Start Crewing’ certificate presented upon successful completion of your course.