RNZYS Level 1 weekend Sailing Course Etchells. This Adult Learn to Sail course is a Yachting New Zealand [internationally recognised] Level 1 sailing course. The course format is 1 weekend. The course is a mixture of theory and practical sailing knowledge delivered by qualified YNZ instructors.
10am to 5:30pm
- Day 1: Saturday 14th December
- Day 2: Saturday 15th December
By the end of this RNZYS Level 1 Weekend Sailing Course, you will be able to: –
Names six hazards that may apply when sailing a keelboat.
Name the major safety equipment and Know where safety equipment is stored on the vessel.
Know what clothing is suitable for sailing in a variety of conditions.
Name at least 3 ways of finding the weather forecast, and basic understanding of isobars and frontal weather systems.
Use a formula for working out knots to km/hr.
Name all of the major parts of the boat and rig.
Understand basic sailing definitions
Tie and understand the uses of a Bowline, Stopper Knot, Round Turn and 2 Half Hitches, Sheet Bend and a Reef Knot.
Understand how to use a winch.
Name the different points of sail and their definitions, you will also be able to sail a boat in those directions.
Understand the basics of how the sail works.
Start and stop the motor safely
Have a basic understanding of crew positions.
Hoist the Mainsail
Hoist and change the Headsail.
Understand all of the steps involved, to Tack or Gybe the boat.
Understand the basics of sail trim and how to use the Tell-tales.
Have some knowledge of Port/Starboard, Windward / Leeward and Clear Ahead / Astern rules and understand the basic rules of avoiding collisions.
Know how to put in and shake out a Reef.
Understand the process to recover a Person Overboard.
The course is completed sailing the Etchells yacht which is easy to sail and can provide exciting yachting for all levels of abilities from beginners to experienced yachties.
The fleet is professionally managed to ensure all users gain maximum benefits from these great yachts and berthed very close to RNZYS at Westhaven allowing easy access to the ideal sailing playground of Auckland’s Waitemata harbour.