Yachting New Zealand Certification - Competent Cruising Part 2

ynz                                                   (This course is designed to follow on from Part 1)

Course duration 12 hours.

Now you have learned the basics of the yacht operation on level 1 its time to reinforce your knowledge and give you confidence as crew and skipper. The course is about 80% practical and 20% theory.                                                                                                     

Topics covered in this course include:


  • Performing safety checks.
  • The correct procedure for use of VHF radio in an emergency
  • An understanding of a marine engine, carrying out pre start motor checks and how to start and manoeuvre
  • Berthing and man overboard exercises under power and under sail
  • Hoisting and setting the jib/main, changing the headsail, tacking/gibing and sail trimming skills in all crew positions.
  • Helming a boat under instruction
  • Planning a voyage and use basic navigation skills
  • Experiencing a night sail (optional)
  • A range of anchoring techniques
  • Good boat keeping.
  • ‘Rules of the Road’ on the water
  • Tow and row a dinghy safely including coming alongside and transferring passengers



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