Women and men approach a physical activity such as sailing in totally different ways. This course is for women. It is about empowering you to create a safe sailing enviroment for you, the men in your life and your children. SailCork's instructors and water safety experts will teach you how to recover a person from the water into a yacht using technique rather than strength.
|Length of Course||Half day or evening.|
|Objective||To understand the basics of yacht safety. To be able to recover a 100kg (approx 16 stone) man from the water into the boat single handed, using technique and skill rather than strength. To able to bring a boat and crew safely into harbour.|
|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||Your sailing clothes.|
|Meals||Coffee and cake or scones served at break times.|
Introduction to yacht safety equipment. Making a VHF distress or urgency call. Returning a yacht to a man overboard. Recovering a man overboard back into the boat. Bringing a boat and crew ashore safely.
|Pre Course||Read Safety On The Water booklet - 'Sailing Sea Safety Guidelines' available on www.safetyonthewater.ie. Check out Irish Sailing Association's WOW (Women on the Water) scheme at www.sailing.ie/wow|