sailBYC Training Courses
Safety Survival at Sea
sailBYC are conducting an Australian Sailing Safety at Sea and Survival Course. This will be run by Jeff Cordell, who competed in the 1998 Sydney to Hobart race and has been teaching this course since 1999.
This is a prerequisite for Cat. 1 races like the Sydney to Hobart, but it’s equally pitched at cruising sailors.
Thursday Oct 24th - you will learn how to prepare for a voyage. How to check your equipment, things you should consider like crew training, and working out how to get the best out of your crew.
Thursday 31st October - you will learn how to deal with heavy weather sailing. How do you set up your boat? What preparations can you make when you’re in or about to be in a storm? Learn about basic weather forecasting, reefing, storm jibs and tri-sails. Most importantly we offer suggestions on what to do if you have a crew member go overboard.
Sunday 3rd November - is an all-day event. It’s the best bit! You get to inflate a Life Raft and learn how to right it should it flip. We fire off flares, so if you really have to do this, you will know what to do. We also cover jury rigs. How you might be able to rig a temporary rudder, or, fix stuff. We also go through emergency communications and what to expect if you are being rescued by a helicopter.
Location: Marina Bar
Full Course Cost: $320
Re-validation Cost: $270
Introductory Keelboat Course
sailBYC are conducting Introductory Keelboat Courses.
The courses start at entry level and will teach you sailing terminology but the focus is the on-water activities. By the end you’ll have the basics to sail a boat – from trimming sails through to steering.
It’s an ideal way to start sailing and requires no prior experience and will set you up well for cruising or starting your racing career and is suitable for all ages.
Our Chief Instructor is John Mills who is a former teacher and has been sailing for most of his life. He’s taught this course over many years and I know that past students say this course is a lot of fun.
We’ve got a course coming up, 3 hour sessions spread over 4 weeks. We also plan to run daytime courses in the school holidays so why not register with the office.
If you’re interested in day courses through Jan/Feb please let the office know and I’ll call you and discuss what sailBYC can offer. Our training courses are also suitable for ‘team building’ exercises and we can customise courses according to your requirements.
Introductory Keelboat Courses start Tuesdays 5th November for four weeks and Thursdays 14th November for four weeks.
Location: Marina Bar