Our Competent Crew program involves two full days of sailing lessons on Sydney Harbour learning the basics of sail handling and steering. No prior sailing experience is required. You will learn on of our 37 ft Bavaria cruiser and at the end you will have the confidence to step onto another yacht and know what all the parts are for! This is our most popular course and a great stepping stone to commence the more complex courses or to obtain a crewing position on another yacht.
The Sailing School course covers:
- Personal Safety
- Adjusting the sails
- Wind and boat direction
- Steering the yacht
- Sailing concepts such as reefing, strong weather
- Down wind sailing
- Rules of the Road, who has right of way and when, making good decisions
Our course begins at Balmain Sailing Club, and runs on 2 consecutive Sundays.
Students bring their own lunch; sunscreen and a hat is recommended.