Looking to learn to sail in something bigger?
The club owned Farr 11.6 Academy 1 is a great boat to develop skills for becoming a competent crew, day skipper and coastal skipper. So if you are looking at joining a crew, starting twilights or going on a charter then one of our weekend courses would be a great place to begin the journey. A 12 hour course teaching everything you need to know to be a useful crew member.
Do you want to Live, Eat & Sleep Sailing?
The next step is our Three Day Live Aboard course designed for persons who have completed the weekender or have some sailing experience and familiarity with a live aboard cruising yacht.
This course builds heavily on basic cruising skills such as hoisting, sheeting and reefing of sails and all points of sail and manoeuvres. Topics like rope-work, buoyage, safety equipment, boat checks and basic navigation are also built upon. New topics and advanced skills practiced during the weekend include rules of the road, meteorology, anchoring, berthing, man overboard drills, navigation and pilotage. A major focus is placed on living aboard and students will be involved in packing the boat with personal gear and provisions, sleeping arrangements and preparing food aboard.
The weekend should be treated as an enjoyable long weekend away with friends as well as a valuable learning experience. The Marine Academy hopes this course will puts you on the right tack to becoming a regular cruiser of the gulfs and possibly waters further afield.