Marina Berthing

Berthing Course

Sailing is relaxing, often exciting, and always fun! However, coming into a marina as the skipper and docking in a small slip or the fuel dock can be stressful. Knowing where to anchor for a restful night can be unnerving. The Island Spirit Thailand Sailing School two day Docking Course refreshes the skills learnt on your sailing course and teaches you a higher level of confidence when faced with the challenges of safe anchoring, mooring and berthing.



  • Competent Crew or above
Duration : 2 days

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Course Details

Day 1

  • Review of rope work, knots and cleating procedures
  • Placement of fenders
  • Maneuvering under power & wind considerations
  • Placing and recovering Anchors
  • Mooring on fixed buoys

Day 2

  • Coming alongside & springing off a dock
  • Approaching a marina slip ahead & astern
  • Dinghy assistance in strong winds
  • Communication between Skipper and Crew