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Offshore Skills Development weekend - Boat Handling

20th - 22 September

Skills Development weekend from Fri eve 20th Sep to Sunday 22nd Sep skippered by an RYA Instructor.


This is a weekend covering yacht handling skills under both power and sail. We will spend one day focussing on each of the disciplines. Handling a yacht under power in confined marinas is the element of yachting that many people say they feel most nervous about. By the end of the weekend, you should feel more comfortable with all aspects of manoeuvring a yacht under power. Being able to use the sails to bring a yacht safely to its mooring or get back to an MOB should the need arise is a very useful and confidence building skill to have, and we will work on building on these skills that you will have been introduced to at Day skipper. Below is an example of what will be covered though the exact makeup of the weekend will be (as always in yachting) to some extent determined by conditions and experience of crew. This course is suitable for those whose skills are at RYA Day skipper level or higher. Saturday night will be spent in a different port.


Bringing the boat alongside in a variety of wind and tide scenarios

Assessing the conditions

Forward and reverse mooring

Identifying and dealing with prop walk

Utilising prop wash

Turning a yacht round on the spot

Arriving at a 'wind off' pontoon and leaving a 'wind on' pontoon

Picking up mooring buoys under power

Anchoring under power

MOB (man overboard) under power


Efficient tacking/gybing

Putting in /shaking out reefs under sail

Sail trim refresh

Sailing in confined areas (short tacking up a river or sailing into a harbour)

Sailing on/off anchor

Sailing back to MOB (simulated engine failure)

Sailing on/off mooring buoys

COST: of the training is £395

By signing up to this weekend, you are confirming you meet the prerequisites and you have read, understood and accepted the LCSC's Standard T & C's for Offshore Practical Courses - please find a copy here

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