Offshore Skills Development weekend - Boat Handling September
Skills Development weekend from Fri eve 9th Sep to Sunday 11th Sep, skipper 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
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 £355
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Last updated 1:20pm on 7 July 2022