The course is live-a-board for the 5 day duration and plan is to sail out into the stunning Bay of Islands and enjoy one of the best cruising area's in the world while learning the ropes. You will spend the first day running through boat handling around the marina and inner sheltered waters before sailing out into the Bay. Along the way you'll work on sail trim and handling the boat through tacks and gybes. By late afternoon we'll pull into an amazing bay for the night. Over the ensuing 4 days we will cover preparation for sea, navigation, meteorology, maintenance and repair work, provisioning, yacht handling under power and sail, passage making, deck work, pilotage, rules of the road, engines emergency situations and man overboard recovery.
We aim to cover at least 100 miles during the course which includes one night sail of 4-5 hours during this time.