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Advanced Sailing Skills for Sailing Trip Across Channel Islands

by Naleia Yachting Tour Organizer

A basic sailor training is a must on a sailing getaway across the English Channel. If you want, you will become a competent crew member after the trip. Well, you can’t receive a certificate from Naleia Yachting; but become trained with the internationally renowned sailing techniques. Anyways, it’s the first step toward becoming an independent skipper,

Improving Advanced Sailing Skills on a Sailing Trip

The important thing in every trip Naleia Yachting organises is the basic sailing course. They follow the methods and tactics of the Royal Yachting Association and go with you through the Competent Crew Course.The Royal Yachting Association is the national governing body for yacht and motor cruising and all forms of sailing. It’s the premier representative for inl and waterways cruising.

For a sailing trip across the English Channel, you should have some sailing experience. It will help you go faster through the basics including the safety, mooring, wind, anchoring and sail trim. Your training will focus more on tidal calculations, passage planning, currents and recognising the lights during the night.

Remember that, the course is entirely free of cost and the primary objective is to help you know how to take part in most of the sailing related activities, feel safe and comfortable on the yacht. You will deepend your passion for sailing adventures too!

Rest assured that, your skipper is available for you to guide you while you and your crew are sailing the boat. It’s a hand’s on experience. The sailing course works like a form of team building, offering simple goals for the crew to be obtained together.

The Basic Course Content –

The basic sailing course content covers the understanding of sea terms, boat parts, rigging and sails, sail handling, fire precautions and fighting, ropework, personal safety tools, emergency equipment, seasickness, man overboard, helmsmanship, manners, general duties, customs, dinghies, road rules, and standard maneuvres.

The Advanced Course Content –

The advanced course content is an additional aspect of a sailing trip across the Channel Islands. You should learn how to understand the tide and current calculations, course to steering, navigation and charts, lights, signals, night sailing and watchkeeping.

What will you do after the sailing course?

You will be able to steer, handle sails and trim them to the wind, keep a lookout, avoid collisions, navigate, read charts, plan a daily passage and help in day-to-day routines. The manoeuvres you need to do with your crew include hoisting, putting down sails, tacking, jibing, trimming the sails and man overboard.

The manoeuvre you will do is to help your skipper in anchoring, mooring at the buoy and mooring in the marina. The additional things you should do on this trip is keeping a night watch and recognizing vessels by their lights.

Bottom Line –

The English Channel sailing trip requires an ideal preparation. Therefore, schedule the advanced sailing course provided by Naleia Yachting to nurture your sailing skills in the best way possible. This way, you will make the most out of your sailing trip across the Channel Islands. Start planning now and create unforgettable memories to cherish forever.

This article is written by Naleia Yachting, specialises in providing sailing packages and itineraries including a sailing trip across the Channel Islands for optimal experiences to treasure for a lifetime.


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