SAFE ENJOYABLE LEARNING AFLOAT AND ASHORE SINCE 1974

Helming Skills

  • Course ID: Y325
  • Discipline: Yachting
  • Level: Competent Crew

This course is for adults with some sailing experience and skills to the level of Competent Crew.

Length of Course 2 days, usually a weekend.
Objective Be capable helming a yacht efficiently under power and sail. Be able to optimise sail trim and balance to promote faster sailing for both cruising and racing.
Location Cork Harbour or West Cork, South Coast of Ireland.
Equipment Included The Boat has full safety equipment, all nav. aids and powerful engines. The safety equipment includes lifejackets and harnesses for each crew member. Waterproofs are available on request.
What to bring Soft bag with change of warm clothes, toiletries, sleeping bag. Your own sailing waterproofs if you have them.
Meals Most meals are pre-prepared by our qualified Galley Cook. Nothing better than sitting at the table in the saloon for a meal with fellow crewmembers after a hard day's sailing!
Syllabus

Knowledge of sea terms, parts of boat, rigging and sails. Sail handling. Ropework. Fire precautions and fire fighting. Personal safety equipment. Man overboard. Distress signals. Manners and Customs. Rules of the road. Dinghies. Meteorology. Seasickness. Helmsmanship and sailing. General duties.

Pre Course ISA or RYA Competent Crew or equivalent
Course Brands Wild Atlantic Way. ISA. RYA
Tags Yacht Sailing. Yachtmaster. West Cork. Cork Harbour. Navigation. Holy Grounder.
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