Adult Sailing

Mooring and Handling Under Power

Looking to refresh your yacht handling skills? Are you a graduate of a Day Skipper Course or a sailors looking to complete the ICC Direct Assessment? You'll benefit from this short course, Mooring and Handling Under Power. The course is designed to refresh knowledge and skills on handling a yacht under power, focusing on berthing manoeuvres many find complicated.

2021 Programme Dates:

The programme runs on the following dates from 9.30am-5pm each. Day. Courses meet in the INSS Clubhouse on the West Pier.

  • To be announced

The cost of the course is €149, inclusive of waterproof overalls and lifejacket. Lunch will be provided on board the boat.

Amendments to bookings due to COVID-19

  • In light of the current situation, we have significantly relaxed our booking terms and conditions. If courses cannot run due to issues relating to COVID-19 we will move bookings without penalty, or refund fees where a suitable alternative cannot be found.
  • Please see the current schedule alterations here.
  • If you make a future booking, please be reassured that if the course is unable to go ahead due to future restrictions restrictions we will reschedule the course to a time of your convenience or refund the fees.

Programme Content:

  • Basic Engine Checks
  • Review of Handling under power;
    • Throttle and Gear Controls
    • Rudder, Propellers, Propwalk and the effect of pivot points
    • Going ahead and astern
    • Use of wind/stream to aid manoeuvres
  • Manoeuvring in confined spaces
  • Leaving and Returning to a marina berth under power
  • Use of springs and various other berthing techniques

Programme Outline:

  • 9.30am: Meet at INSS Clubhouse, Welcome and Gear Allocation
  • 10am-10.30am: On Yacht, safety briefing and familiarisation
  • 10.30am-1pm: Session 1 – Manoeuvres under power and basic berthing manoeuvres
  • 1-1.30pm: Lunch on board Yacht
  • 1.30-4.30pm: Session 2 – More complex berthing manoeuvres
  • 4.30-5pm: Debriefing and Final Questions

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Once you have chosen a date that suits you can book online below, or by calling us on 01 2844195. Once you have booked in, we'll send you a confirmation email outlining your sailing course, its date and start / finish times. Please ensure you have read our Terms and Conditions prior to enrolling.

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