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BASIC KEELBOAT SAILING

General Description:
Able to sail a boat of about 20 feet in length in light to moderate winds and sea conditions in familiar waters without supervision. A preparatory standard with no auxiliary power or navigation skills required.

TERMINOLOGY

  • Identifying the parts of a sailboat
  • Describing the functions of gear and equipment on sailboats
  • Defining nautical terms.
  • Identifying sails and their parts
  • Exploring of points and relative terminology
  • Explanation and application of the rules of the road

SAILING SKILLS

  • Hoisting sails, setting luff tension, coiling and hanging halyards and other lines
  • Sailing on and off moorings/docks
  • Tacking and gibing
  • Sailing the points of sail
  • Lowering, folding and proper stowage of sails

MAN OVER BOARD

  • Describe and demonstrate steps to recover MOB
  • Getting the person back on board

SEAMANSHIP

  • Steering by the lee
  • Backing a boat with sails
  • Securing a boat to a dock
  • Knots

This course is taught either as a private lesson for one or two people in one full day or two half days. The course can also be incorporated in one of the longer cruises as well.

*NOTE: IT IS POSSIBLE TO CHALLENGE THIS COURSE AND PROCEED TO THE NEXT LEVEL

Coastal Navigation:
This home study course must be completed before taking the Advanced Coastal Cruising Course. Course Fee includes sitting for the test with the instructor: $150
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Advanced Coastal Cruising:
This Course also can be offered as a private lesson in three days same terms as the bareboat chartering course or as part of a one week sail and learn vacation course. Materials and shipping included
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One Week "Cruise and Learn" Vacation:
Taught aboard one of our Beneteaus or Hunter with a maximum of five students per class we offer Basic Coastal Cruising and Bareboat Chartering on one cruise and Coastal Navigation, Advanced Coastal Cruising on the other. Besides the instruction time there will also be ample opportunities to enjoy some of the best snorkeling sites in Hawaii, Deep sea fishing, surfing, great hikes and beachwalks, lobster hunting, whale viewing in season, ect. Split provisions, own stateroom included as well. Courses offered monthly.
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