e new Keelboat Crew (KB1) and Keelboat Helm (KB2) learn to sail programs are beginner courses designed to meet competencies of the Yachting Australia National Keelboat Scheme. The courses have been designed to maximise the amount of “pure sailing skill” learnt by students without them needing to get wet by sailing in smaller dinghies.
The courses are taught in self righting day boats which are responsive to wind conditions. With a ratio of four students and one instructor, students are compelled to learn the teamwork required and understand the roles of others in sailing small yachts. The courses focus on helming time and practice of sailing skills.
Each course is 12 hours in duration. The intermediate level course, Keelboat Helm (KB2) is the logical progression following the successful completion of Keelboat Crew (KB1).
Students are encouraged to continue participating in sailing at the East Fremantle Yacht Club and we will assist you to find yachts to join during scheduled sailing events on Wednesday and Sunday’s.
Keelboat Crew (KB1) – the fundamentals of sailing for beginners
The course is predominantly a practical sailing course although contains some theory. Topics include:
• Safety equipment, clothing & safe practices
• Basic sailing terms & identification of the parts of a boat, rigging and sails
• Rope work including tying knots, basic knowledge of the use of sheets, halyards, winches, clutches, mooring lines and cleats
• Sailing skills, tacking, gybing, wind awareness, helming and trimming sails
• Man overboard drill
• Basic rules of the road
If you would like top enrol or have any further questions please see our website www.efyc.com.au or contact Carola Bruce during office hours on 9339 8111 or email firstname.lastname@example.org