YAI - Training

SMALL BOAT SCHEMES - BASIC SKILLS2

OVERVIEW

This course is designed to consolidate the experiences and knowledge gained in the Basic Skills 1 course and to introduce skills and knowledge that will enable the successful participant to safely and competently sail a small boat in controlled conditions (light winds, enclosed waters) without guidance.
OUTCOMES

You will receive a Basic Skills 2 certificate and have a basic ability to sail.
PRE-REQUISITES

Sailing Skills equivalent to those gained in Basic Skills 1. Each knowledge area will also include some revision of topics covered in Basic Skills 1.
WHERE CAN I TAKE THE COURSE?

Please contact a Yachting Association of India's Training Centre or your nearest Sailing Club. Please ask them about our Yachting Association of India's trainee Logbooks so that you can monitor your progress.

You can also buy the logbook online from this website. Please keep your credit / debit card information readily available, prior to placing the order. All transactions are safe and secure.

WHAT TO DO AFTERWARDS?

Continue training in Small Boat Sailing to achieve your Basic Skills 3 and Racing Skills awards, or try one of the other schemes.

SYLLABUS:

1. Rigging

  • Boat rigged independently
2. Ropework
  • Learn to tie the following:
  • Reef knot
  • Bowline
3. Sailing Techniques and Manoeuvers
  • Basic crewing and helming methods for a triangle course
  • Basic crewing and helming methods for tacking
  • Basic crewing and helming methods for gybing
4. Rescue Procedures and Drills
  • Capsize Recovery Drill
  • Crew Recovery Drill
5. Launching and Recovery
  • Care of equipment on and off the water
  • Bring a boat alongside a moored or anchored structure with minimal assistance
6. Sailing Background and Theory
  • Observations of right-way-rules incl:
  • Port / Starboard
  • Windward / leeward
  • Overtaking Vessels
  • Keep to the right in channels
7. Meteorology
  • Identify building storm clouds

8. Winds, tides and currents

  • Identify gusts and lulls
  • Use a tide table
  • Identify time between tides
  • Identify local tidal flow

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