Boat Handling Course
One day Boat Handling course
This one day course is designed for anyone who has some sailing experience but would like to develop boat handling skills with a dedicated Boat Handling course. The course will concentrate on a range of boat handling skills especially close quarter manoeuvres and everybody will get the chance to work on the aspects of boat handling that they would like to improve. The course is particularly useful for anyone chartering a yacht abroad or planning a flotilla holiday as we cover stern to mooring as well as coming along side and anchoring. Anyone who has taken the RYA Day Skipper or Coastal Skipper course will find this a useful opportunity to gain more experience and learn new boat handling skills and techniques.
- Laying an anchor
The day will cover the following:
Berthing alongside a pontoon
Stern to mooring using lazy lines
Stern to mooring using anchor
Strategies to recover anchor if fouled
Man overboard exercise
Mooring on a buoy
Course fee: £150.00
If you have 2 or more people who would like to take part in a Boat Handling day we may be able to add another date to suit you.
We use our corner at Gosport Marina to set up lazy lines to simulate the kind of mooring you would find when chartering a yacht in Greece and other parts of the Mediterranean as well as the sort of everyday situation you are likely to encounter here in the UK. There will also be an opportunity to deploy the anchor when coming in stern to in the absence of lazy lines.
This is a full day of practical boat handling.
Boat Handling Course – Student reviews
Thoroughly enjoyed our day and learnt a lot. Great company.
Ruth and Nigel – Boat Handling Day, May 2011
A very useful and informative course. Good for brushing up on tequniques.
Mary-Jo - Boat Handling Day, May 2011
Great day, learnt a lot, skipper was a great teacher. Thank you!
Emma - Boat Handling Day, March 2012
Came a long way in confidence today. Thanks.
Ann - Boat Handling Day, March 2012