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 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 Helming’ certificate presented upon successful completion of your course.

Need more info?

Email us at, or call on (07) 5478 2299. We are more than happy to help!



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