Intro to Sailing info

Introduction to Sailing

Location: Pattaya

The Island Spirit Thailand Introduction to Sailing introduces people to the pleasures of sailing in a short two-day program. aimed at the working person with limited recreation time, The retired expat looking for a new hobby but not yet ready to commit, and the tourist looking for an adventure.

The two-day experience can be counted towards the first two days of the crew course allowing for additional time saving for the individual who wants to take the next step.

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  • Minimum 12 years old
  • Physically fit
Duration : 2 days

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    Course Details

    Day 1

    Welcome at GCT and take participants to Boat Pointing out the different types of vessel on the way to the Dock. Orientation to the boat to cover

    • Safety & safety equipment
    • Parts of theboat
    • Sails, ropework & rigging Mooring lines
    • Use of onboard facilities
    • Pre-departure checks.


    Afternoon orientation sail demonstrating points of sail, tacking, gybing, docking on return to OMYC

    Day 2

    Onboard – In the slip Ropework and Safety Gear

    • Rope types and qualities – 3 strand / braided line etc
    • Knots – Bowline / Round turn 2 half hitch / Stop knot / Clove hitch
    • Docking lines – Use of cleats / throwing technique / How to coil and stow
    • Lunch
    • Depart OMYC
    • Boat Systems – discuss whilst sailing
    • Production boats / charter boats vs traditional design
    • Electrical System – Batteries / protecting and monitoring your batts / Electrical panel / switches / windless breaker / DC 12v and AC 220v shore
    • power etc
    • Water System – Fill caps / Tanks / Manifold / In-line strainers / pumps / water usage
    • Refrigeration
    • Galley and Gas
    • Heads and shower pumps / drains
    • Through hull fittings – locate all, discuss wood bungs
    • Engine – Basic checks: Bilge / Oil / Water / Belt
    • Practical sailing drills, Tacking, Gybing, sail handling, docking (by instructor)