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develop intermediate sailing skillsHaving built on your dinghy knowledge and sailing skills, in the 'Mastering Basic Sailing Skills' course, you need to improve your sailing skills.  This adult sailing course concentrates on building your sailing skills, the 'Develop Intermediate Sailing Skills' course is the follow on course.

Develop Intermediate Sailing Skills

 Duration:  2 days
 Experience:  Mastering Basic Sailing Skills
 Minimum age:  17 years old
 Held when:  Weekends and school holidays
 Coach ratio:  No more than 6 students per coach
 Safety boats:  No more than 9 dinghies per safety boat
 Dingies used:  Race X's, Sonnets, Stadt 15
 Certification:  Developing Intermediate Sailing Skills
 Course cost:  See sail training rate sheet

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Develop Intermediate Sailing Skills course content

On completion of the 'Developing Intermediate Sailing Skills' course the student will be able to sail in any direction, independant of assistance:

Practical sailing abilities

  • Can reef a dinghy ashore depending on the weather conditions
  • Can rig & launch a dinghy without help
  • Can sail a windward course close hauled
  • Can sail downwind, gybing from run to run
  • Can sail a triangular course demonstrating the 5 core essentials of sailing
  • Have taken part in a basic race
  • Understand how to adjust basic sail controls while out on the water
  • Can come alongside a buoy, jetty or anchored boat with minimal assistance
  • Can recover a person overboard
  • Can right a capsizing a boat with help

Background sailing knowledge

  • Understand the basic sailing terminology
  • Can interpret a basic weather forecast & understand the characteristics of high & low pressure systems
  • know the basics of the International regulations for the Prevention of Collisions at Sea (IRPCS)
  • Know how to tie the appropriate knots

Develop Intermediate Sailing Skills course notes

  • All sailing & safety equipment will be supplied
  • Club cafeteria is open on weekends during the season

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