Keelboat Crew Training

What to Bring

  • According to the conditions, wet weather gear
  • Long sleeve sun protection or thermal top
  • Footwear (non-marking deck shoes such as Dunlop Volleys)
  • Sunhat or beanie
  • Water bottle

What to Wear

  • Smart casual

Appropriate For

  • Beginners Level

Keelboat Crew Training

About This Class

Class Schedule

  • Session Schedule and times: 3 x 4 hour on-water sessions
  • Sunday, 26 Jul to 09 Aug, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday, 08 Aug to 22 Aug, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Sunday, 16 Aug to 30 Aug, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Saturday, 29 Aug to 12 Sep 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Saturday, 05 Sep to 19 Sep, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Sunday, 06 Sep to 20 Sep, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Sunday, 13 Sep to 27 Sep, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Saturday, 19 Sep to 03 Oct, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

What You Will Learn

  • Safety: Understanding onboard safety practices and equipment
  • How to prepare a yacht for day sailing
  • How to set up sails and trim sails on all points of sailing

What You Get

  • YA "Introductory Keelboat" textbook valued at $29.95
  • YA Keelboat Scheme logbook
  • YA completion certificate
  • $6 Yachting Australia Student Training course insurance
  • Special Offer - Save $22

Description

Learn to crew on a keelboat and join our racing fleet.

The Keelboat Crew sailing course is an ideal starter learn-to- sail course for people wanting to crew yachts or to convert from sailing dinghies into larger yachts. This course is also very popular as a preparatory course for people undertaking a yacht charter holiday.

This 12 hour course conducted over 3 days is part of the new nationally recognised Yachting Australia National Keelboat Training Scheme and is delivered by accredited sailing instructors. No prior sailing experience is necessary.

Course topics include:

  • Safety: Understanding onboard safety practices and equipment
  • How to prepare a yacht for day sailing
  • How to set up sails and trim sails on all points of sailing
  • How to safely tack (turning into the wind) and gybe (turning with the wind behind you)
  • How to steer a yacht under supervision
  • Crewing jobs and responsibilities
  • Man overboard: How to recover a person who falls overboard
  • Safe use of sailing winches and other yacht systems
  • Knots and rope handling, including mooring lines

Training is conducted onboard modern 7 or 8 metre day sailing yachts sailing from the Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron at St. Kilda.

Sailing is undertaken on Port Phillip bay in the vicinity of St. Kilda with great views of Melbourne’s skyline.

Each course includes a YA "Introductory Keelboat" textbook valued at $29.95, logbook and certificate.

All safety gear is provided.

Note that each course includes two subsequent training days spaced one week apart.

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