This course further develops basic docking skills, developing tehniques for handling single engine sailboats in tight quarters as well as methods of securing sailboats to docks in a variety of conditions.
In this skills training session we will show you how to select a safe ancorage, taking into acount the wind and currents and allowing for tide changes whilst at anchor, included is the allowance for short term, storm and over-night conditions.
Mooring buoy skills
In this skills training session we will show you how to select a safely grab the mooring ball, taking into acount the wind and currents, included is the allowance for short term, storm and over-night conditions and sailing off the mooring ball.
Flying a spinnaker
Let us build your confidence in flying an asymetrical spinnaker also known as a gennakar or cruising spinnaker. Topics covered is hoisting, launching, trimming, gybing and dousing.
ASA114 Cruising Catamaran
Prerequisites: Basic Keelboat (101) and Basic Coastal Cruising (103). The Bareboat Charter Standard (104) is also a prerequisite and can be attained either by itself prior to BBC Multihull (114) or in conjunction with BBC Multihull (114). In either case, all material in both standards (104 & 114) must be taught and tested before 114 can be awarded.
Course in April & May , only 1 cabin for a couple left includes ASA 101, 103, 104, 114 plus certification, book now
Description: An advanced cruising standard for individuals with cruising experience. The individual can act as skipper and crew of a 30-50 foot multihull sailboat by day in coastal waters. The standard includes those skills unique to a 30-50 foot multihull.
We will announce dates for some of these endorsements, you should however expect to do private tuition to suit your schedule. You pick your yacht and let us do the rest. We will send you and your crew the course material . We will pick a qualified instructor for your group. Your private instructor will contact you to identify your goals and start planning your itinerary!