Keelboat Courses

A keelboat is a small to mid-sized recreational sailing yacht.

Start Crewing & Helming

This course develops both your theory and practical skills to confidently crew on a yacht and take control on the helm. 

  • Prepare sails and rigging, correct use of halyards, sheets and deck hardware.
  • Skills and techniques; helm and trim sails; tack and gybe, heave-to; effect of heel and trim; anchoring.
  • Recover a man overboard under sail.
  • Correct operation of safety equipment.
  • Weather and the environment.

Upcoming Crewing & Helming Courses

Spinnakers Course

This course introduces you to the fun and challenge of using symmetrical spinnakers. You’ll learn how to rig, hoist, fly, gybe, drop and pack a symmetrical and asymmetrical spinnaker. Attendees are expected to have completed the Start Helming Course or have previous sailing experience.

Upcoming Spinnakers Courses