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6-Day Learn to Sail Holiday

NZYF LEVEL 1+2 – BASIC SKILLS (FOR CRUISING CREW)

This 3-day on the water course covers the basics of safely handling a sail boat. You will be taught by one of our NZYF qualified instructors.

Level 2 students will become competent at crewing aboard a keelboat while cruising. This level builds on the skills gained in Level 1 and covers more details on overall boat handling skills and safety at sea with a cruising emphasis.

Once all aspect of the course have been covered you will be able to sail by yourself in the Bay of Islands for three more days.

The course includes all aspects covered in the Level 1 syllabus, plus:
Safety Checks
Rules of the Road on the Water
Basic use of VHF radio
General understanding of Engines
Advanced Knots
Manoeuvring Under Power
Handing Moorings
Person overboard under power
Person overboard under sail
Hoisting of sails.
Tacking and Gybing
Boat Handling
Reefing Sails
Anchoring
Rowing and Towing a Dinghy
Navigation
Planning a Voyage
Boat Keeping

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