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Competent Crew Practical Course

Sail Cruising BeginnerAfloat

This is for beginners and those who would like to become active crew members rather than just passengers. By the end of the course you should be able to steer, handle sails, keep a lookout, row a dinghy and assist in all the day to day routines.

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Assumed knowledge:
None
Minimum duration:
5 days. Often run over 3 weekends or 3 days plus a weekend. If you have done the Start Yachting course, this course can be completed in 3 or 4 days.
Minimum age:
None
Course content:
Knowledge of sea terms and parts of a boat, her rigging and sails, sail handling, ropework, fire precautions and fighting, personal safety equipment, man overboard, emergency equipment, meteorology, seasickness, helmsmanship, general duties, manners
Ability after course:
Able to steer, handle sails, keep a lookout, row a dinghy and assist in all the day to day routines
 

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