Keen to learn more?

Now that you’ve learn’t the role of a crew member you are ready to take on the next challenge, steering the boat. This Start Helming course is designed to develop both your theory and practical skills to be able to confidently take control of the helm.  Throughout this course we will cover preparation of the boat, helming, trim on all points of sail and recovery of man overboard whilst at the helm. The course is run on a small keelboat, Aqualuna, our 24ft keelboat to help you build up your confidence at the helm quickly. It’s the ideal introduction to the basics of steering a boat and will equip you with the key responsibilities of being a helmsman.

We will provide life jackets, don’t forget to bring sun safe clothing, sun cream, wear non marking shoes and take a bottle of water.

What you need to know

  • Duration of the course – 12 hours (spread over a weekend on two 6 hour sessions Sat/Sun)

  • Whats sailing skills are needed – Previous sailing course, such as Step 1a – Start Crewing

  • What you need to bring – quick dry clothing, sun protection, hat and shoes to sail in

  • What age groups? – from 18 years of age upwards

  • Price – $550