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Introduction to Sailing, Level 1

This course is an introduction to Sailing.  It is an entry level resource originally designed to assist with teaching people to sail on keelboat yachts, however, it can also be used to help teach people to sail on trailer yachts or multi crewed dinghy yachts. The topics covered include:

  • Hazards, equipment, parts of the boat and sailing definitions
  • Hoisting and changing the mainsail and basics of sail trim and telltale use
  • Avoiding collisions and recovering a man overboard
  • Understanding weather forecasts and the clothing suitable for different conditions
  • Learning a variety of knots and their uses
  • Performing all roles associated with tacking, gibing and other crew positions of a boat
  • A knowledge of the ‘Give Way’ rules


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