Sydney Harbour Bareboat Charter Course

The Sydney Harbour Bareboat Charter course is a one-day course designed to prepare you for skippering a Sydney By Sail yacht in Sydney Harbour during daylight hours. Topics include reefing, anchoring, basic engineering, system checks, trouble shooting, radio operation and navigating.

 Morning Session:

  • Operating procedures
  • Safety inspection and equipment
  • Location and layout
  • Seacock's and thru-hull fittings electrical systems - switches and breakers
  • Bilge systems - pumps and filters
  • Instruments - log and transducer, basic engineering - engine parts & spares
  • Trouble shooting
  • Water leaks
  • Electrical failure - pumps, lights, windlass
  • Engine failure - over heating, fuel shortage, toilet blockage
  • Stove in-operable
  • Radio operation
  • Emergency procedures

Afternoon Session:

  • Sailing technique
  • Tips on sail configuration
  • Reefing
  • Sailing in heavy seas
  • Comfortable sailing
  • Helming techniques & short handed sailing
  • Trouble shooting & gear failure
  • Anchoring technique
  • Passage planning provisioning the yacht
  • Using the chart & equipment
  • Dead reckoning
  • Best itineraries - Sydney Harbour
  • Best anchorages - Sydney Harbour

COST: $325

  • Course runs over a full day from 10am - 4pm
  • Successful graduates can charter yachts from Sydney by Sail on Sydney Harbour