The boat handling course will go a long way to relieving those feelings of apprehension when the time comes to carry out a manoeuvre in a tight marina or in windy conditions. Your experienced instructor will explain the main factors that affect how a yacht handles under power and armed with this information you will have the chance to put theory into practice in a variety of situations.
You will come away with a better understanding of how windage, prop walk, tide, rudder shape and prop wash effect your yacht and indeed can in many cases be harnessed to help you pull off a perfect manoeuvre. We are often asked about ways to moor up when short handed so time will also be spent looking at various methods to help. The day is run in a friendly and relaxed manner to help you get the most out of your time on the water.
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0900 until approximately 1700.
Wet weather gear, lunch, morning and afternoon tea.
Please note that if the dates listed are not suitable for you or you wish to have a course run on your own boat we can arrange bespoke courses. Please call us if you would like more information about these options
Duration: 1 Day.
Previous Experience Required: Basic sailing ability .
Course Overview: A hands on course that will help improve your understanding of how a yacht handles under power and improve your boat handling in close quarters situations.