Art of Boat Handling

£260 Book

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Have you ever watched with awe (or envy) as another skipper berths neatly nearby, with no fuss and minimal crew? This course gives you the tools to become that skipper!

Course Duration:

2 days (09.30 on day 1 to 16.00 on day 2) with the option to sleep aboard for the evening in between.

Pre Requisites:

Course Content:

This course will equip you with a range of boat handling skills. The course content includes:

  • Use of lines
  • Sail drive vs prop shaft
  • Identifying prop walk/wash
  • Communication on board
  • Pivot points
  • Using prop walk
  • Effects of wind
  • Effects of tide
  • Slide
  • Going astern
  • Turning in a confined space
  • Berthing and departing "wind on" pontoons
  • Berthing and departing "wind off" pontoons
  • Stern first finger pontoons
  • "Med Style" moorings
  • Close quarter handling
  • Short handed berthing

What's Included:

  • Use of our yacht for the two days
  • Instructor for the two days
  • Tea/coffee/snacks both days
  • Lunch both days
  • Accommodation on board for one night (if required)
  • On board expenses (gas/diesel)
  • Loan of a life jacket

What's Not Included:

  • Hire of foul weather gear (£5/day) if required
  • Overnight berthing fees if away from the home port
  • Breakfasts and Evening Meals

Dates & Booking

Dates & Prices will load below shortly, and you can book online, call the team in the office on +442380 231122, or e-mail If you cannot see dates you require, please do get in touch as we may still be able to assist. VAT is included in all our course/charter/race fees where it is applicable, most products are charged at the standard rate, however some are at the reduced rate, zero rate or not eligible for VAT at all. Any way the price below is the price you pay.


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