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Offshore Skills Development weekend - October - Sail Handling - FULL

15th - 17 October

Skills Development weekend from Fri eve 15th - 17th October, skipper by an RYA Instructor.

Sail handling

This is a weekend focussed on yacht handling skills under sail. By the end of the weekend you should feel more comfortable with all aspects of manoeuvring a yacht using just her sails. It will give attendees the confidence not to rush for the engine start button so soon but to feel confident that most situations can be dealt with under sail and that should your engine pack up it needn't be the end of that day's boating.

This course is suitable for those whose skills are at RYA Day skipper level or higher.

Below is an example of what will be covered though the exact makeup of the weekend will be (as always in sailing) to some extent determined by conditions and experience of crew.

Saturday night will be spent in a different port.

  • Sail
  • 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
  • Sailing on/off pontoons
  • Rudderless sailing (steering a yacht using crew weight and sail trim)

By signing up to this weekend you are accepting LCSC's Standard T & C's for Offshore Practical Courses - please find a copy here


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Cost of the training is £340

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