Introduction to Sailing / Yachting Whitsunday Islands

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Sail Training                            
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Learn to Sail Whitsundays - Handling a winch to set sails

  This 2 day 2 night Introductory Sail Training Course in the Whitsunday Islands departs from Abell Point Marina, Airlie Beach every Monday 9am returning Wednesday 11am.  

Training is on board the Yacht 'Eureka'
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a 60ft Modern Yacht.

The sailing course covers:
Safety – Introduction to use and location of life jackets, flares, Life raft, first aid kit, fire extinguishers, Safety Harness

Location and use of: heads, bilge pumps, water pumps, cooker and propane gas, battery selector switch, cabin lights, general housekeeping rules

Suitable clothing/footwear, effects of heat and cold

Seasickness & what to do & not do aboard a yacht

 
Learn about sails and handling the sails in the Whitsundays



 

Passage Briefing
Briefing about passage, to include chart, effect of tides/currents, weather forecasts, courses, safe passage. Look out and things to watch for, Keeping track of progress

Sailing Rope Work
Coiling a line, Securing lines to a cleat, Learn to tie the following knots – round turn & two half hitches, clove hitch, figure of eight stopper knot

Safe use of winches

Handling sails and halyards
Hoisting and lowering sails. Winches, boom and associated dangers.
Understands the commands for tacking and gybing.
Slipping and coming alongside, Anchor, MOB
Securing for sea, lookout duties,
Steering and general duties.
 
 
 

One of the major benefits from Learning to Sail in the Whitsunday Islands is that there is so much more to do than just the learn to sail adventure...

You will get to:

Watch amazing sunsets as the sun sets from the islands over the water near Airlie Beach.  The Whitsundays is one of a few places on the East Coast of Australia where you can watch the sun set on the Water!

Snorkel on the Coral Reefs which extend from the very edge of the Whitsunday Islands


Visit the world famous Whitehaven Beach with it's 7kms of White Silica Sands.

 
 

Learn to Sail Whitsundays offers sail training courses in the Whitsunday Islands

   
Sail Training Courses are ideal for Backpackers, Adventure Travellers, Youth Adventure Markets and students. 
Courses are designed for recreational or professional certification.
   
     
Learn to Sail Whitsundays Terms and Conditions and Cancellation policies... more information    

 

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