RNZYS Level 1 Sailing Course MRX
This Adult Learn to Sail Course is a Yachting New Zealand [internationally recognised] Level 1 sailing course. The MRX is a bigger boat than both the Elliott 7 and the Sonar. It is a stable boat and used for fleet racing (against other MRXs) at RNZYS as well as learning to sail, if you are unsure about sailing or being around water then this is a good option for you. If you think you might like to go down the route of boat ownership, this is a good option for you as it has it’s own diesel engine as well.
The course format is a whole weekend. All our courses delivered by qualified YNZ instructors. lunch at the club is included. There will be a maximum of 6 students on the boat.
As you can see we have added an alternate date in case one of the main dates gets called off due to weather. If you get both your dates in and there is enough interest from the course, we can consider running an experience builder which is half a day with a coach in one of our Sonars (a maximum of 4 students per boat) just to consolidate what you have learnt on the course.
1 month membership of the RNZYS is included – valid for a month after your final course date.
10am t0 5:30pm
- Day 1: 14th October
- Day 2: 15th October
- Alternate day: 22nd October
By the end of this RNZYS Level 1 Weekend Sailing Course MRX Keelboat, 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 a 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.
Level 1 Sailing Course MRX. The course is completed sailing the Farr MRX boats. The MRX fleet consists of 11 identical 10.2 meters Farr yachts which in addition to Learn to Sail Courses are used for National and International match racing events and National fleet racing regattas.
They are also used for charter and corporate sailing events and by the owners for regular fleet and match racing.
The fleet has been a key element in the development of NZ’s vast talent of young sailors to national and international elite keelboat sailing culminating for many in successful America’s Cup careers.
As the boats are evenly matched and easy to sail, they 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.