RNZYS Level 2 Coastal Cruising course Kawau – (This course is not staying at Lidgard house, it will be an equivalent house in Bon Accord harbour.)
This is an all-inclusive Luxury sailing experience with a great group of people to an outstanding house in one of the most beautiful parts of New Zealand – you will also learn a lot on this cruising adventure.
This is a Yachting New Zealand [internationally recognised] Level 2 sailing course. The course format is one evening class followed by a night sail to the destination and two full days of sailing. Food and accommodation at the iconic Lidgard House is included. The course is a mixture of theory and practical sailing knowledge delivered by qualified YNZ instructors. This course offers a fantastic opportunity to learn the skills required to safely cruise the Hauraki Gulf, cleverly disguised by an outstanding weekend cruising the very beautiful Kawau Island!
Most of the theory for this course is delivered via the RNZYS Learning Portal. Learning the theory online at your own pace means that we can spend most of our time together on the water, linking that theory knowledge to practical sail experiences, which leads to exceptionally good learning outcomes. The RNZYS Learning portal can also be used as a reference resource after the course.
For those students working towards gaining the SLC (International Sailing Licence) this course covers the practical components of the NauticEd Skipper Rank.
Thursday 13th April. Safety & Navigation, with dinner at the RNZYS. From 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Friday 14th April. Meet at RNZYS @ 5:00pm and sail the 30nm to Kawau.
Saturday 15th April. Breakfast 9am followed by a day of sailing around Kawau.
Sunday 16th April. Breakfast 8:30am then sail back to Westhaven arriving late afternoon.
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By the end of this RNZYS Level 2 Coastal Cruising course Kawau, you will be able to: –
Make basic safety checks on a boat including crew gear, rigging and fire hazards.
Demonstrate the correct responses to the Rules of the Road on the water.
Demonstrate the correct procedures for using a VHF radio in an emergency and lodge a Trip Report.
Have a general understanding of a marine engine.
Carry out pre-start motor checks including electrical, cooling, fuel.
Start the engine and manoeuvre under power.
Pick up moorings and Anchor.
Hoist and set the Jib and Mainsail while showing wind awareness and communicating with the rest of the crew and helm.
Show good tacking and gybing skills.
Sail a boat including helming and sail trimming competently in all points of sail.
Complete the Person overboard procedure.
Change a Head Sail and Reef a Mainsail.
Choose a safe Anchorage.
Use basic Navigation using paper charts and electronic chart plotters.
Plan a Voyage.
Sail at night.
Demonstrate good boat keeping
Launch a Trailer Yacht.