START SAILING (level 1)
This course is intended for those persons who are willing to learn the first basic steps of this enjoyable and challenging sport to become a dinghy sailor. The course is held over two days with lessons starting at 9.30 hrs till 16.30 hrs (with a lunch break). Both theoretical and practical sessions would be covered throughout the course.
Sailing Level 1: Course Outline
Main boat parts & Rigging, Launching. Clothing & Safety.
First Basic knots ( reef knot, clove hitch, sheet bend,
r/turn & two half hitches) , Wind direction , orientation & balance.
Basic Sailing Points i.e. Beating, Reaching & Downwind, with required settings.
Required sheeting & center board settings of all sailing points.
Tacking, gybing, stopping, regaining speed and basic boat handling.
Capsize recovery on a single handed boat.
After completing this course students are expected to be able to indicate main sailing boat parts & rigging, and sail a triangular course in a mono sail (topper or Topaz) in light to moderate condition all under supervision
Those students with the ambition to sail independently and want to learn more sailing skills , are to take the follow up Level 2 course. (see Level 2 Course Outline for more information .)