Before heading to sea a boat must be properly equipped. Equipment for everyday living, navigation, cooking, repair and of course emergency. The crew must know how to stow and use the equipment properly. The list of provisions must be carefully planned depending on the voyage and the availability of supplies en route. In the case of an emengency we must be able to communicate to the rescue services that we need help and we must know what to do when help arrives.
|Length of Course||1 day|
|Objective||Understand the issues around Yacht Safety and be able to prepare your boat and crew for any eventuality.|
|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|
|Meals||Coffee and cake or scones served at break times. Delicious home cooked lunch served on board.|
Basic knowledge of sea terms. Introduction to steering. Introduction to sail handling. Introduction to ropework. Demonstration of navigation and pilotage.
|Pre Course||Read Safety On The Water booklet - 'Sailing Sea Safety Guidelines' available on www.safetyonthewater.ie|