Basic Skills


By the end of this course you will be sailing on your own in light wind conditions without assistance from your instructor.


You will be expected to be able to demonstrate the skills and knowledge included in the Start Sailing course.


4 – 10 days

Type of Boats

This course may be completed in any type of sailing dinghy, small keel boat or catamaran. Your certificate will show what type of boat you used. When this course is completed in single handed boats the sections relating to crew or those marked with an asterisk may be omitted.


Assessment is continuous throughout the course. However, your instructor may also choose to use a formal practical assessment of boat handling skills and a short written paper or oral interview in assessing your level of background knowledge.

Sailing Courses