Start Sailing

 

Also known as Level 1 – this course is designed to introduce elements of all the skills you will need to become a more confident sailor. This next step up builds on your previous experience and gives you the confidence to start sailing in gentle conditions akin to those on the beautiful Kenmare Bay.

Objective
By the end of this course you will be sailing in light wind conditions with assistance from your instructor.

Previous knowledge / experience:
You should be able to demonstrate the skills and knowledge included in Taste of Sailing.

Types of Boats:
This course may be completed in any type of sailing dinghy, small keel boat or catamaran. At Star Outdoors you’ll be using a sailing dinghy (Pico / Declic / Ludic). When your certificate is issued, it will show the type of boat you used.

Duration
2 days from 10am to 4pm.

By the end of this course you will be able to do the following:

Clothing & equipment:
Describe what sort of clothing you might wear when afloat.

Identify the following:
– the different types of Personal Flotation Device (PFD) you might use when sailing
– which PFD is most appropriate for you to use
– when you should wear your PFD
– Put on and adjust your own PFD.

Rigging
– Assist with rigging your boat.
– Position your boat head to wind.
– Identify the main parts of the boat, rigging & sails.
– Assist with rigging your boat.
– Position your boat head to wind.
– Identify the main parts of the boat, rigging & sails.