Getting introduced to sailing involves learning about yachts and some of the basic skills needed to power a boat by the wind alone – and of course going where you want not where the wind wants!
Come with us on our introduction to yachting and those all-important basic sailing techniques will soon be yours. Also included is the information you’ll need to be safe on the water in a small sailing yacht.
One of the first things that you’ll do is to steer the boat. If you have never done that before it can be an unforgettable experience. Next you will be introduced to the wind. Many of us in everyday life rather take the wind for granted – but can you quickly and easily tell where the wind is coming from? It can be harder than it sounds for many people when they first try it; and it is the most basic skill you’ll need to sail a yacht. If you don’t know that, how will you use it to power your boat and take you in the direction that you want to go?
Once you know where the wind is coming from and how to point the boat in the direction you want to go, then you need to learn how to set the sails so that you have the power required to move the boat forward. You also need to build your understanding of which directions, relative to the direction of the wind, you just can’t go! And what to do if your target destination happens to lie in that direction (which of course, life being what it is, it very often will).
Your main target when you start to sail is to gather this information together and to develop the practical skills you need to use that information in sailing a boat. The usual approach is to sail a triangular course, or a large circle. Once you can do that, you can sail! True there are a lot of other things to learn, but you will already have made the transformation from landlubber* to sailor; you are on your way.
* A landlubber is the traditional term sailors use to describe those with no knowledge of the sea.
- Rigging the boat
- Sailing towards the wind
- Parts of the Boat (practical)
- Sailing away form the wind
- Leaving a mooring
- Hoisting and adjusting the sails
- Using the engine
Previous experience: None required
Duration: 1 days
Qualifications: Certificate Awarded
What's included: Safety equipment, Instruction, Yacht, Bottled Water, Fuel and Insurance
What's optional: Sailing Gloves, SiA T shirts, SiA Caps and Log Books
What's required: Waterproof roll bag, light deck shoes,shorts or long trousers,t shirt, sunglasses and sunblock.
We can help you with the following on request:
- Airport Transfer
- Motor Bike or Car Rental
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