Have you ever wanted to learn how to crew on a racing keelboat? It can look like a complex process compared to sailing a two-man dinghy, but it is a great exercise in teamwork.
Expressions of interest are invited from RYCV members to participate in a program of activities to give you confidence to join a racing keelboat crew.
You need to know how to sail but need not have any keelboat experience.
The program will run over a series of Sundays and will be broken into a short theory session followed by 1 or 2 hrs on the water practicing the drills and building skills and confidence.
The training will take place on a 35-foot racer cruiser which is set up for competitive inshore racing. Areas covered will include:
- Learning all the ropes and equipment including operating the engine
- boat handling (tacking, gybing et)
- mark rounding
- Hiking and crew weight management
- Sail trimming
- Spinnaker handling (hoist gybes, drops)
- Sail changes and sail selection
If you or your youth would be interested in this program, please contact Tim Olding on 0402 933 964. Minimum 6 people required to run, and there will be no fees required.