Taste Of Sailing

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ObjectiveThe aim of this brief introductory course is to give you a positive introduction to dinghy sailing
Previous knowledge / experience
No prior experience or knowledge is required. Where time allows, this course
may be linked straight into Start Sailing which is the next course you should complete
Types of BoatThis course may be completed in any type of sailing dinghy, small keel boat or cat
Duration½ - 2 days.
AssessmentAssessment is continuous throughout the course.
By the end of this course you will be able to do the following:
Clothing & equipment Describe why you should wear a Personal Flotation Device
Sailing techniques & manoeuvresIdentify which direction the wind is blowing from.
As both helm and as crew,
Reach across the wind
Stop the boat
Turn the boat through the wind (Tack)
Help balance the boat
Raise and lower the dagger or centreboard and rudder
Capsize recoveryExplain why it is important to stay with a capsized or inverted boat.
What next… Describe how to continue sailing and develop your sailing skills and knowledge

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