Yachting gives freedom, health and a sense of independence. This kind of occupation is the best way to escape the busy city. Just try sailing once and you will become yachtsman for life.
Nowadays, millions of people enjoy sailing – some of them do it for relaxing and others show themselves in regattas. For those who are seriously involved, yachting can also become a life-sense.
A Bareboat Charter Course – whether on a monohull or catamaran – prepares you to sail your own big boat and charter cruising boats on your own. GG Sailing’s combined course includes a «Basic sailing course» in first two days ashore for revise or to get basic knowledge and after begin second part- the «Bareboat charter course» during the remaining days of the course.
During the course professional trainers show how to steer a yacht by engine and sail and how to work with sails and winches. The course includes practical work and a theoretical part. Special attention is paid to the safety instructions on the vessel.
The base course has been developed for everyone who makes their first steps in sailing. After completing the course, you will be able to go to your first regatta as a competent crew member.
Essentially, the course represents two full days of basic training and steer the 30-33ft yacht plus charter. Accommodation isn’t provided on the yacht. During the «Bareboat Charter Course» our students make a passage from port to port and spent nights in the comfort hotel. You can share these experiences with your friends and family.
• Planning a cruise
• Familiarization with boat layout and sail plan
• Operation of engine, stove and head
• Routine engine maintenance
• Fueling techniques
• Use and conservation of battery and charging systems
• Water use and conservation
• Use and location of thru-hull fittings
• Maneuvering under power and sail with emphasis on windage considerations and close quarters
• Big boat docking and anchoring techniques
• Proper and safe handling of halyards and lines
• Proper and safe use of winches
• Apparent wind and sail selection
• Sail shape and trim
• Inter-crew communication when trimming sails, docking and anchoring
• Genoa roller furling use
• Overboard recovery procedures
• Big boat heavy weather and reefing techniques
• Sailing wing and wing on bigger boats
• Use of jennaker if available
• Boom preventer use
• More knots and their applications
• Log procedures
• Piloting techniques including set, drift and leeway calculations
• GPS navigation
• Rules of the Road
• Danger bearings
• Coast Guard requirements
• VHF use
• Courtesy using lights and sound signals
• Use of safety harness
• Emergency tiller use
• Distress signals