One of the most difficult aspects of sailing a large keelboat is docking. Sailboats are often heavy and have
You will become familiar with the rotation point of the boat, the turning radius and the glide zone.
You will get a hands on experience with the following:
- Getting underway and safely leaving a pier with use of spring lines
- Leaving a slip
- Docking into slip
- Secure a vessel to a dock to prevent excessive movement
- Set out fenders correctly
- Secure a vessel for the night using appropriate dock lines
The clinic comprises approximately 4 hours (10am – 2pm) , of which 1 hour is in a classroom setting,
with the balance "on the water".
Course fee $100.00 (printouts included)