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Offshore Skills Development weekend - November - Boat Handling - FULL

12th - 14 November

Skills Development weekend from Fri eve 12th - 14th November skipper by an RYA Instructor.

Boat Handling

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 make up 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 over board) 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

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

Cost of the training is £340

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