Taste Of Sailing
An introductory course into sailing, parts of the boat, stopping and turning a boat, reaching across the wind and basic safety.
In this course you will quickly learn about rigging and launching a dinghy, which ropes to pull, basic knots, how to go up wind and down wind, tacking and gybing and how to avoid collisions.
Applying “the 5 essentials” of sailing, you will develop skills which will give you greater control of the boat in different conditions including rigging to suit the conditions, righting a capsized dinghy, picking up a man overboard and coming alongside a pontoon, all of which will help you sail better, sail faster and have more fun.
Advance your sailing skills such as gybing, roll tacking, learn to sail backwards, rudderless sailing, learn how to use the boat and rig controls to optimise the boat performance in light, medium and moderate winds. These skills provide the foundation for more advanced courses