RNZYS Level 3 Coastal Cruising course Great Barrier
Our Level 3 Cruising course is a four-day course run in our or a member’s keelboat.
The course starts on friday we’ll teach you how to dock in a marina and then have a planning/Navigation session and safety briefing at the RNZYS. Saturday morning we’ll cruise the 60 nautical miles from Westhaven to Great Barrier Island. Over the weekend we’ll stay on the vessel and ashore on Kaikoura Island with stunning views across Port Fitzroy. Sunday will be spent cruising around the island getting practical experience anchoring, navigating, managing water and power consumption and much more. You will finish the course by bringing it all back together and sailing back to Auckland on Monday evening arriving in Auckland Tuesday morning.
This is an all-inclusive course; the fee covers food, drinks and accommodation.
Friday 7th February. Docking, Safety & Navigation, with lunch and dinner at the RNZYS. From 10am to 8pm.
Saturday 8th February. Meet at RNZYS @ 10am and sail the 60nm to Great Barrier.
Sunday 9th February. Breakfast Around 9am followed by a day of sailing in and around Great Barrier
Monday 10th February. 9am breakfast, Navigation, knots, night sail back to Westhaven arriving Tuesday morning.
By the end of this RNZYS Level 3 Coastal Cruising course Great Barrier, you will be able to: –
Understanding of safety on the water, navigation, tides, Identifying vessels and navigational marks, Maritime Collision avoidance rules and processes, using a VHF radio, engine maintenance and of course sailing skills – up to the required standard to apply for the ICC International Certificate of Competency (required to charter a yacht in Europe) as well as practical application of the Coastguards Boat Master course (with the intentions of improving understanding for people that have completed the Boat Master course or help prepare people to take the boat master course);
• Advanced knots
• Recovering a person overboard
• Hoisting and Reefing Sails
• Anchoring and Mooring
• Planning a voyage
• Water and Power conservation
• Collision avoidance
• Vessel identification
• More advanced Chart work
• Sail at night with watch handover
• Be ready to take the ICC test