Keelboat Helm 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

  • Intermediate Level Students

Keelboat Helm Training

About This Class

Class Schedule

  • Three x 4 hour onwater sessions:
  • Sunday, 02 Aug to 16 Aug 2015, 08:30 AM -12:30 PM
  • Saturday, 19 Sept to 26 Sept 2015, 08:30 AM -12:30 PM

What You Will Learn

  • Safety: Onboard safety practices
  • Preparing a yacht for day sailing including setting up sails, working halyards and sheets, tying basic knots and reefing a mainsail
  • Helming and trimming 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 helm a keelboat and build on your experience!

The Keelboat Helm sailing course is an intermediate learn-to-sail course for people wanting to move up to helm (steer) yachts under minimal supervision.

This course would also be ideal preparation for a person with some sailing experience undertaking a yacht charter holiday as a skipper.

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.

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

Some sailing experience is necessary, ideally the YA Keelboat Crew.

Course topics include:

  • Safety: Onboard safety practices
  • Preparing a yacht for day sailing including setting up sails, working halyards and sheets, tying basic knots and reefing a mainsail
  • Helming and trimming sails on all points of sailing
  • Steering a triangular course and hoving to
  • Effective tacking (turning into the wind) and gybing (with the wind behind)
  • Understanding the effect of heel and trim
  • Anchoring a yacht
  • As helm, recovering a man overboard under sail
  • Basic rules of the road and their application

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.

All safety gear is provided.

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

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