Denison Yachting

Yacht Training Services

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1) Introduction to Yachting

Come and experience yachting with hands-on operation under the guidance of a professional yacht captain.

This enjoyable session will begin with a tour of the boat, a short safety briefing and some knot-tying skills. After that we are heading out there to do some hands-on cruising!

This course includes:

  • Tour of boat.
  • Review of your experience and goals.
  • Check Life jackets.
  • Teach basic figure 8 knots.
  • Lines will be hooped for easy tying up.
  • Demonstrate hoop in cleats.
  • Get boat hook for pilings.
  • Teach Port /Starboard / Bow / Stern.
  • Boat will be ready and on generator power to avoid struggling with power cords.
  • This session will be maximum enjoyment, minimum effort.

2) Dock like a Pro

  • How to maneuver at close quarters.
  • How to handle a bigger boat.
  • Wind and currents.
  • Managing docklines and fenders during the docking process.
  • Joystick vs Levers

3) Weekend Warrior

  • Lines and knots.
  • Tides.
  • Rules of the road.
  • Lights.
  • Horn signals.
  • Safety equipment.
  • Flags.
  • Basic chart plotting.
  • VHF operation.

4) Anchoring Off

  • Discussion of anchor operation and scope.
  • Hands on trip to anchorage and back.
  • Safety training when people are in the water and man-overboard drill.

5) How do I get to the Bahamas?

  • Trip planning.
  • Weather routing.
  • Fuel range.
  • Basic chart plotting.
  • Customs and Immigration.
  • Radar.
  • Safety equipment and considerations.

6) How does a Boat Work?

  • Basic understanding of vessel systems and maintenance.
  • Engines and electrical.
  • Generator.
  • Air conditioning.
  • Water and sanitation systems.
  • Water makers.

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