Experience living on board and really get to know the boat. Virtually all the course is hands on. You are the crew – without you the sails won’t go up and the boat won’t be steered.

By the end of the course you should be able to steer, handle sails, keep a lookout, row a dinghy and assist in all the day to day duties on board. You should also have visited some interesting places and had an enjoyable holiday.

Requirements

This course is for beginners and those who would like to become active crew members rather than just passengers.

No experience is necessary to enrol in this course.

What You Will Learn

1. KNOWLEDGE OF SEA TERMS AND PARTS OF A BOAT, HER RIGGING AND SAILS

  • Sufficient knowledge to understand orders given concerning the sailing and day to day running of the boat.

2. SAIL HANDLING

  • Bending on, setting, reefing and handling of sails
  • Use of sheets and halyards and their associated winches

The Boat

Cruising Yacht – Eressea

Our 2008 Hanse 400e is the flag ship vessel of our fleet. Purchased from new she has proven to be the perfect sail training vessel combining comfort with performance. Her unique strong yet light build means she performs well in all wether and sea conditions and betting to wind is easy and fast meaning you get where you want to go on time (if not before).

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Location

We primarily host this course in Mooloolaba but through the year we host this course in various locations in Queensland as follows.

  • In transit sailing to the Whitsundays in July and back in October
  • In the Whitsundays between July and September
  • At Hamilton Island in October

Additional Courses You Might Require

In conjunction with this course you may need to complete the following short courses to ensure you are certified and safe on the water.

RYA Radar

A one-day course giving you an understanding of radar as an aid to navigation and collision avoidance.

Radio

A radio is an important piece of safety equipment on board and it is vital to understand the correct procedures. Unnecessary transmissions could block out a Mayday distress call.

What To Do Next?

To keep growing your sailing skills we recommend the RYA Start Yachting as your next port of call.

RYA Start Yachting

A short introduction to sailing for complete beginners. By the end of the course you will have experienced steering a yacht, sail handling, ropework and be aware of safety on board.

Reviews

Gary Britland course completed 12th November 2018

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Gary Britland course completed 12th November 2018

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