Cruising crew

The Cruising Crew course follows on from the Learn to sail Keelboats course and provides an opportunity to revise and consolidate your knowledge and skills. It will allow you to develop a better understanding of seamanship, and introduces the wonderful world of cruising in a yacht.

The course forms part of the Yachting NZ National Sailing Scheme and on completion participants will be awarded a YNZ National Sailing Scheme Level 2 Basic Skills (Cruising Crew) Certificate.

  • New skills taught include:

    • coming alongside
    • anchoring
    • picking up moorings
    • making fast/towing a dinghy
    • basic chart work
    • sail handling
    • preparing a boat for sea
    • safety at sea
    • engine maintenance
    • night sailing
  • This course has an on-the-water component. Dress warmly, even in summer. A wool or polypropylene base layer is a good idea, with at least one more warm layer on top. We provide you with a good quality set of breathable waterproof gear (pants and jacket) along with a lifejacket. A hat and sunglasses are also a good idea. Make sure that you have a strap or similar so that you don’t lose these overboard!
  • This course is partly weather dependent. We will go on-the-water if it is safe to do so, but if it too windy, too wet or too cold, then we might have to stay ashore.
  • Course 148: Saturdays on 7, 14, 21, 28 November from 9.00am till 4.30pm

    Course 150: Sundays on 15, 22, 29 November and 5th December from 9.00am till 4.30pm

    please ring us on 04 939 6702 .