Level 2 Coastal Cruising course Kawau, starting 15th February


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RNZYS Level 2 Coastal Cruising course Kawau

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!

Tuesday 15th February. Safety & Navigation, with dinner at the RNZYS. From 5pm to 8pm
Friday 18th February. Meet at RNZYS @ 5:30pm and sail the 30nm to Kawau.
Saturday 19th February. Breakfast 9am followed by a day of sailing around Kawau.
Sunday 20th February. 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.

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