Beginners boys and girls aged 9-14 years and over are invited to join the Bucklands Beach Yacht Club 'Learn to Sail' programme. To assist those wishing to begin, BBYC makes available 25 plastic Optimist and 3 Sunburst dinghies for the immediate use of young sailors. The duration of each level 1 is 5 lessons (weeks), each lesson is of 4 hours duration and will be run either in the morning or afternoon depending on tide. Sunday Classes are available.
Course Fees are:
- Level One (Beginners) $240
- Level Two (Sailing Fast) $240
- Level Three (Learn to Race) $240
Course content for Level 1 beginners 'Start Sailing' includes topics such as: Wind Direction - Rigging an Optimist - Sailing Skills - Rope Work - Safety - Basic Sailing Rules - Launching and Recovery - Naming of Boat Parts - Capsizing.
Course content for Level 2 'Sailing Faster" includes topics such as: Learn more lingo - Safety Advanced - Knot knowledge - Weather, tides and currents - Balance essentials - Points of sail - advanced - Launching and retreaving - more tips - Tacking technique - The art of gybing - Boat handling
Course content for Level 3 (Learn to Race) includes topics such as: Ready to race - Boat Balance - Forces on the boat - Start and finish lines - Tactics and strategy - Mark roundings - Ways of the weather - Communication and team work.
Weekend Course (Sundays) 5 weeks - please contact the Sailing Academy at email@example.com for the next course dates
Autumn Holiday Programmes:
18th to 21st April 2017 - Start time 9.00am to 2.00pm (4 day course - 5 hour sessions) please save Friday 25th April 2017 for a rain saver date 12.00pm to 5.00pm