Basic Day Agenda

 

This is an example of an agenda the actual agenda may be different depending on where the crew want to visit ,weather etc.

 

 

09:00

Introductions & welcome icebreaker

  • Discuss sail theory – what makes a boat sail
  • Points of sail West 18-24
  • Duties of Skipper & Crew West 25
  • Safety Briefing
  • Review Rules of the road West p60 Safe Boating guide

Dockside Introduction to the boat

  • Safety equipment Safe boating Guide, West p 30-
  • Engine West p77
  • Sailplans West Safe boating Guide West p 26
  • Getting underway West p84

Afloat session Rest of Day

  • Practice leaving the dock (As crew)
  • Raising sails West p123-
  • Practice sailing to all points of sail
  • Tacking
  • Gybing
  • Return
  • Docking (As crew) West p91

Review the day’s activities

Day 2

Afloat session09:00

  • Practice manoeuvering under power discuss prop walk
  • Practice points of sail
  • Practice tacks and gybes
  • Identify buoys en route by reference to the chart
  • Heaving to West 147
  • Reefing Mainsail West 149-
  • Docking

Review the day’s activities

Day 3

Afloat  Session 9:00

  • Anchors & Anchoring West p185
  • Discuss crew overboard procedures West p178-
  • Practice points of sail
  • Practice crew overboard
  • Practice Anchoring

 

Review the day’s events

Day 4

 

09:00 Afloat session

  • Practice points of sail
  • Practice crew overboard
  • Practice navigation
  • Option review theory
  • Pump out holding tank
  • Top up fuel, water
  • Return to mooring
  • Clean boat

Exam 

Wrap up and individual review

References are to the text book “Basic Cruising Skills” by Gillian West,