DARLING HARBOUR, SYDNEY  -  t: +61 2 9280 1110 - [email protected]

 

Sydney Harbour Bareboat Charter Skipper Course

The Sydney Harbour Bareboat Charter Skipper 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.

Prerequisites: Previous experience / knowledge of sailing and sailing yachts; preferably at Crew level / certification. Please call us if you're not sure on (02)9280 1110.

COURSE OUTLINE

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

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2 Murray Street,
Darling Harbour NSW 2000
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