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Day Course On Mooring & Handling Yachts Under Power

28th April 2017
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Beaufort Venture and her latest RYA Competent Crew and Day Skipper students practise berthing alongside Dun Laoghaire Marina Beaufort Venture and her latest RYA Competent Crew and Day Skipper students practise berthing alongside Dun Laoghaire Marina Photo: INSS/Facebook

#HowToSail - A new series of short yachting courses at the Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School (INSS) begins with a one-day course on various techniques for mooring and handling a yacht under power.

This day-long course (9.30am-5pm) will run three times over the summer, with the first on Sunday 7 May, and covers the following topics:

  • Basic engine checks
  • Throttle and gear controls
  • Rudder, propellers, propwalk and pivot points
  • Going ahead and astern
  • Use of wind and stream to aid manoeuvres
  • Manoeuvring in confined spaces
  • Moving to and from a marina berth under power
  • Use of springs and other berthing techniques

The €99 course is recommended for any sailors heading abroad over the summer months who want to brush up on moving about tighter spaces, or those thinking about doing an ICC assessment.

Full details are available on the INSS website HERE.

MacDara Conroy

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