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Mastering Basic Hobie Skills

mastering basic Hobie skillsOnce you've learnt the basics of dinghy sailing, in the 'Getting Afloat Sailing' course, you need to expand on your Hobie knowledge and skills. This adult sailing course concentrates on building your Hobie sailing abilities, the 'Mastering Basic Hobie Skills' course is the way to go.

Mastering Basic Hobie Skills

 Duration:  2 days
 Experience:  Getting Afloat Sailing
 Minimum age:  17 years old
 Held when:  Weekends and school holidays
 Coach ratio:  No more than 6 students per coach
 Safety boats:  No more than 9 dinghies per safety boat
 Dingies used:  Hibie 14s, Hobie 16s
 Certification:  Mastering Basic Hobie Skills for Adults
 Course cost:  See sail training rate sheet

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Mastering Basic Hobie Skills course content

On completion of the 'Mastering Basic Hobie Skills' course the student will have a good understanding of the four core essentials of sailing, required to sail a Hobie effectively:

Practical sailing abilities

  • Understand where & when to put up sails
  • Can rig a Hobie with little or no help
  • Can launch & recover all equipment used
  • Can leave & return to beach, jetty, mooring or dock
  • Can control speed, stop, lie to & get out of irons
  • Can sail towards the wind, tacking effectively
  • Understand the principles of the four core essentials of Hobie sailing
    • sail setting
    • balance
    • boat trim
    • course sailed
  • Can sail a triangular course on all points of sail
  • Understand what windward, leeward & gybe means
  • Can 'right' a capsizing Hobie with little or no help

Background sailing knowledge

  • Know the parts of a Hobie, spars & rigging & basic parts of the sail
  • Understand tidal effects
  • Understand the importance of telling someone ashore my activity plan
  • Can access & interpret a basic weather forecast
  • Understand the difference between onshore & offshore winds
  • Understand the five points of sailing:
    • close hauled
    • close beam & broad reach
    • on a run

Mastering Basic Hobie Skills course notes

  • All sailing & safety equipment will be supplied
  • Club cafeteria is open on weekends during the season

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