This course develops both your theory and practical skills to confidently take control on the helm. This is perfect for those who wish to develop their sailing skills; helming, wind awareness, tacking and gybing.
Preparation of the boat, helm and trim on all points of sail, recovery of man overboard whilst at the helm.
What will I learn?
How to helm the yacht on all points of sail
How to set the sails and hunt the breeze
Better helming techniques whilst tacking & gybing
Understanding wind & weather
Recognize relative direction to the wind & where it’s coming from
Deeper understanding of the Rules of the Road
Better understanding of the Buoyage system
More knots, clove hitch, single and double sheet bends & rope handling
How to use Winches plus jammers & cleats correctly
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. Water bottle, lunch and a snack.
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 Helming’ certificate presented upon successful completion of your course.