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 10am. 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.