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5-Day Learn to Sail Holiday

NZYF LEVEL 1 – INTRODUCTION TO KEELBOAT SAILING

This course covers the basics of safely handling a sail boat. For the first 2 days you will be taught on the water by one of our NZYF qualified instructors, followed by 3 days sailing on your own in the Bay of Islands.

Level 1 is a safe and enjoyable introduction to keelboat sailing. It includes essential safety skills necessary for sailors to participate in sailing in the most enjoyable way. Sailors will learn the basics of yachting which will lead to Level 2 and beyond.

The course covers:
Identification of Safety Hazards
Use of Safety Equipment
Clothing
Weather Reading
Wind
Parts of the Boat/Rig
Sailing Definitions
Knots, Winches and Cleats
Points of Sail
How a sail works
Motor Use and Rigging
Hoisting the Headsail
Tacking & Gybing
Sail Trim Collision Avoidance Rules
Sail Changing and Reefing
Man overboard drills

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