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Sailing Academy – Competent Yacht Crew

Hosted by the Consul of the Cologne Sailing Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Fri 28 Jun 18:00 - Sun 30 Jun 22:00

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Have you ever aspired to becoming an active crew member on a sailing yacht rather than just watching the action? Knowing what to do, how to do it safely and pulling it off with full confidence? Here is your chance to get there in a relaxed and fun setting among fellow Internations members.

The course is a hands on practical course and does not require any prior sailing experience. During the course you will learn about basic sailing theory, parts of the boat, essential knots, ropework, handling sails, what to do during sailing maneuvers and living aboard. By the end of the weekend, you will have learned & practiced all the essentials to become a confident yacht crew member and the right hand of your skipper.

We will leave Cologne on Friday evening after work and drive to Ijselmeer, Netherlands. After a light dinner on the way we will proceed to the yacht and have a short theory session to kick the weekend off. Following breakfast on Saturday morning, we will start with the practical training. We will have a lunch brake on the boat and keep on sailing in the afternoon. We will spend Saturday night in the marina and eat out at a restaurant. The schedule will repeat itself on Sunday and we will get back home on Sunday evening with lots of sailing knowledge and unforgettable memories of a fun weekend. I will be your skipper and instructor for the weekend. My wife, who is an enthusiastic beginner in sailing will also be joining us.

Regarding accomodation, you will either share a double cabin with another participant or sleep on the saloon bench.

The attendants will get a certificate of participation at the end of the event. This would not substitute an official licence but the practical knowledge gained throughout the weekend would be relevant if you want to take an official exam at a later point.

You do not need a car to join the event but if you own one, you are more than welcome to offer one or two of us a ride. Otherwise we can rent a car/van and share the costs.

We may need to stay in the harbor if there is a thunderstorm that would make it dangerous to sail. In any other weather condition including rain, the event will take place as scheduled.

Reserve your calendars for the weekend for now. I will confirm the trip if we have enough participants who register & pay the contribution fee.