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Advanced Crewing Techniques

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The Learn to Sail with Asian Yachtmasters keelboat training courses are constantly being updated to suite the local sailing scene. As demand for team building exercises and forming racing teams is increasing, the main aim of the 2-day Advanced Crewing Techniques is to compliment the Introduction to Sailing course. This Advanced Crewing Techniques course concentrates on crew roles, spinnaker handling and teamwork. Participants should have completed or have experienced the basic sailing techniques covered in the Introduction to Sailing syllabus.

Advanced Crewing Techniques Course
Course Completion Certificates

Advanced Crewing Techniques Course Completion Certificates will be awarded by an approved AY Instructor or the Principal of the yachting center after the Practical and Theory Syllabus - Sections A and B (below) have been satisfactorily completed.

Section A

L1 Crewing - PRACTICAL SYLLABUS

1. RIGGING
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RIGGING 2

Rigging according to weather conditions.
Reefing Afloat. Reefing Procedure (7 easy steps)

Sailing the yacht using all the boat's normal equipment.
Boat Tuning hints, Sail Controls - Mainsail, Outhaul, Boom Vang, Telltales, Sheeting Angle, Barber Hauler

Boat Handling

Basic SAILING TECHNIQUES
and MANEUVERS

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Advanced SAILING TECHNIQUES
and MANEUVERS

Techniques& Maneuvers
(Part 3)

Skipper & Crew Responsibilities
Boat Handling Under Power or Sail
The Fine Art of Crewing

Crew Organization and Co-ordination.
Delegation of Duties and Watchkeeping.

Ability to direct and encourage crew(s) in their duties.
Check that orders or requests are complied with.
Kind Courteous and  Instructional to Guests Aboard

Man Over Board Recovery

Sailing to best advantage - The Five Essentials
Sail Setting - Boat balance - Fore and Aft Trim
Centerboard Position - Course Made Good

Windward Sailing: Windex, Telltales, Instruments and Windshifts

Spinnaker Handling

Spinnaker Handling - Hoisting and Lowering the Spinnaker
Leeward Spinnaker Hoist (7 easy steps)
Windward Spinnaker Hoist (6 easy steps)
Windward Spinnaker Drop (4 easy steps)
Leeward Spinnaker Drop (4 easy steps)
Gybing the Spinnaker (5 easy steps)
Set-up and gybing asymmetrical spinnakers

Section B

L1 Crewing THEORY SYLLABUS

7. SAILING THEORY
and BACKGROUND

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Points of Sailing Sailing Photo Sequence Circular Course.
No Go Zone Basic Aerodynamic Theory - How a sail works?
Basic Advice in Sea Sailing

Tides & Tidal Sequence. Local Tide Tables.
Springs and Neaps. Ebb and Flow.
Relationship between Tidal Streams and Wind
Relative Speed with / against current

7. METEOROLOGY
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Local Knowledge - Onshore and Offshore Winds
Sources of Weather Information

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