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9 LEARNING 9 Adult dinghy scheme

Adult Dinghy
Programme

Sailing is a lifetime sport. While not everyone can afford to own a cruiser/yacht, dinghy sailing offers an economical option. In Hong Kong, there are 14 HKSF Recognised Teaching Centres which offer various levels of dinghy training.

Welcome to the sport of sailing. We hope that, through our scheme, you will derive a lifetime’s enjoyment either from family sailing or from club racing.

The full scheme allows complete beginners to eventually become skilled at dinghy racing, and even work towards becoming a sailing instructor themselves.

UPCOMING COURSES
Please see our Events page to view our current courses
HKSF Dinghy Level 1: Introduction to Sailing

The aim of this course is to provide a brief experience of dinghy sailing for someone who has never sailed before.

By the end of the course, participants will have had a short introduction to the sport of dinghy sailing, including basic boat handling techniques and essential background knowledge.

Course Details

 SYLLABUS:
The course covers the following topics:

  • Personal Preparation
  • Rigging
  • Capsize Recovery
  • Launching & Recovery
  • Basic Controls
  • Basic Sailing Techniques & Manoeuvres
  • Rope Work
  • Sailing Theory
  • Meteorology

 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
The ability to swim is recommended but not a prerequisite for learning to sail, however the person should be confident in the water.

COURSE DURATION
Minimum Course Duration: 14 hours
Recommended 2 full days 

COURSE DATES AND PRICES
Please contact one of our member Clubs or Recognised Training Centres for current courses and prices.

HKSF Level 2: Basic Skills

By the end of the course the successful sailor will be safety conscious, have a basic knowledge of sailing and be capable of sailing a dinghy without an Instructor on board in light / medium winds.

Course Details

SYLLABUS:
The course covers the following topics:

  • Personal Preparation
  • Rigging
  • Rope Work
  • Capsize Recovery
  • Launching & Recovery
  • Sailing Techniques & Manoeuvres
  • Sailing Theory & Background
  • Meteorology
  • Boating & the Environment
  • Introduction to Racing

 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Students must have either completed Level 1 or passed Junior sail 3
Minimum requirements only. Individual centres may decide to impose additional requirements.

COURSE DURATION
Minimum Course Duration: 28 hours
Recommended 4 full days 

COURSE DATES AND PRICES
Please contact one of our member Clubs or Recognised Training Centres for current courses and prices.

HKSF Level 3: Improving Techniques

By the end of the course, the successful sailor will have a competent, safe, practical approach to dinghy sailing and be capable of sailing and making seamanlike decisions in moderate conditions. To successfully demonstrate the required skills, it is required that at least part of the course will be taught in double-handed dinghies.

Course Details

SYLLABUS:
The course covers the following topics:

  • Rigging
  • Rope Work
  • Capsize Recovery
  • Launching & Recovery
  • Sailing Techniques & Manoeuvres
  • Sailing Theory & Background
  • Tides
  • Meteorology
  • Safety
  • Boating & the Environment
  • Introduction to Racing

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Students must have passed Level 2 and logged 40 sailing hours
Minimum requirements only. Individual centres may decide to impose additional requirements.

COURSE DURATION
Minimum Course Duration: 35 hours
Recommended 5 full days 

COURSE DATES AND PRICES
Please contact one of our member Clubs or Recognised Training Centres for current courses and prices.

HKSF Level 4: Advanced Skills

By the end of the course, the successful sailor will have a competent, safe, practical approach to the sailing of small open boats and will be capable of sailing and making seamanlike decisions in strong wind conditions.

Course Details

SYLLABUS:
The course covers the following topics:

  • Rigging
  • Rope Work
  • Launching & Recovery
  • Sailing Techniques & Manoeuvres

 

  • Capsize Recovery
  • Sail & Mast Controls
  • Boat Maintenance & Repair

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Students must have passed Level 3

It will be assumed that every student starting this course has already mastered the practical skills and absorbed the background knowledge required for the HKSF Level 3, Spinnaker and Trapeze Course.

Minimum requirements only. Individual centres may decide to impose additional requirements.

COURSE DURATION
Minimum Course Duration: 28 hours
Recommended 4 full days 

COURSE DATES AND PRICES
Please contact one of our member Clubs or Recognised Training Centres for current courses and prices.

HKSF Racing Skills

By the end of the course, the successful sailor will have a good understanding and ability in dinghy racing in moderate wind conditions and be equipped to compete in open events and regattas. Practical application of skills will be enhanced by comprehensive shore based sessions.

Course Details

SYLLABUS:
The course covers the following topics:

  • Rigging
  • Boat Speed
  • Racing Techniques & Manoeuvres
  • Racing Tactics
  • Racing Theory
  • Race Strategy
  • Rules
  • Safety
  • Meteorology
  • Boat Preparation
  • Crew Preparation

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Students must have passed Level 3 and logged 40 sailing hours
Minimum requirements only. Individual centres may decide to impose additional requirements.

COURSE DURATION
Minimum Course Duration: 35 hours
Recommended 5 full days 

COURSE DATES AND PRICES
Please contact one of our member Clubs or Recognised Training Centres for current courses and prices.

HKSF Day Sailing

By the end of the course, the successful sailor will have a confident, safe approach to planning and executing a short cruise in a dinghy. Practical application of skills will be enhanced by comprehensive shore based sessions. It is expected that each course will normally include two theory and practical practice days, and two organised “sailing trips”

Course Details

SYLLABUS:
The course covers the following topics:

  • Rigging
  • Rope Work
  • Sailing Techniques & Manoeuvres
  • International Regulations For
    Preventing Collision At Sea

 

  • Handling a Dinghy in Adverse Conditions
  • Navigation
  • Meteorology
  • Planning of a Day’s Cruise
  • Boating & the Environment

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Students must have passed Level 3 and logged 40 sailing hours
Minimum requirements only. Individual centres may decide to impose additional requirements.

COURSE DURATION
Minimum Course Duration: 28 hours
Recommended 4 full days 

COURSE DATES AND PRICES
Please contact one of our member Clubs or Recognised Training Centres for current courses and prices.

For details of the scheme please refer to the HKSF Syllabus and Logbook for Dinghy Certificate Scheme.

For Dinghy certificate replacement, please send the Dinghy certificate replacement application form (in English only) with a $50 cheque payable to ”Hong Kong Sailing Federation” and a stamped envelope to ”Room 1009, Olympic House, 1 Stadium Path, So Kon Po, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong” for process.

If you are interested in learning more about our Sailing Programmes, please get in touch.

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