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9 LEARNING 9 Junior Dinghy Scheme

Junior Dinghy Programme

 Dinghy Sailing is a simple and inexpensive way to get started in the sport and is accessible to everyone. The fundamental basics of sailing are most easily learned in dinghies, many of which are designed specifically for youth, and most provide a lifetime of enjoyment for adults as well. The Optimist is a great example of of a boat which can take you all the way from learning the basics to racing on the Regional Squad.

Are you ready to get on the water and learn how to sail? HKSF classes are taught by trained instructors at recognised sailing centres, guided by proven curriculum designed to get you sailing safely and confidently.

Junior Sailing Programme
HKSF Junior Sail 1: Introduction to Sailing

A simple and fun introduction to sailing in a dinghy focusing on the basic skills of steering, balance and simple sail trimming.
Two children may sail together in each dinghy if appropriate.

Course Details

 SYLLABUS:
The course covers the following topics:

  • Personal Preparation
  • Boat Rigging
  • Capsize Recovery Drill & Water Confidence
  • Launching & Recovery
  • Basic Controls
  • Basic Sailing Techniques & Manoeuvres
  • Knots & Other Theory
  • Boating & The Environment

 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 or 5 half days

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

HKSF Junior Sail 2: Helm

On completion of the course, successful sailors will be able to sail a dinghy singlehanded in light winds on all points of sail.

Course Details

SYLLABUS:
The course builds on the skills learnt in Junior Sail Level 1

  • Personal Preparation
  • Boat Rigging
  • Capsize Recovery Drill
  • Launching & Recovery
  • Basic Controls
  • Sailing Techniques & Manoeuvres
  • Knots & Other Theory
  • Boating & The Environment

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Students must have completed HKSF Junior Sail 1

COURSE DURATION
Minimum Course Duration: 14 hours;
Recommended 2 full days or 5 half days

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

HKSF Junior Sail 3: Skipper

On completion of the course, successful candidates will be able to launch and recover a dinghy safely without assistance and sail single-handed in light to medium winds round a basic triangle course.

Course Details

SYLLABUS:
The syllabus includes all items from Junior Sail 1 & 2, building on the basic skills learned in the previous levels:

  • Personal Preparation
  • Boat Rigging
  • Capsize Recovery Drill
  • Launching & Recovery
  • Sailing Techniques & Manoeuvres
  • Knots & Other Theory
  • Boating & The Environment

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Students must have passed HKSF Junior Sail 2

COURSE DURATION
Minimum Course Duration: 14 hours;
Recommended 2 full days or 5 half days

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

HKSF Junior Sail 4: Start Racing

On completion of the course, successful sailors will be able to race a dinghy round a simple course in medium winds and have a basic understanding of starting, race techniques and racing rules.

Course Details

SYLLABUS:
The syllabus includes all items from Junior Sail 1, 2 & 3, building on the skills learned in the previous levels and introducing Racing Theory and Tactics

  • Personal Preparation
  • Boat Rigging & Set Up
  • Capsize Recovery
  • Sailing Techniques & Manoeuvres
  • Knots & Other Theory
  • Racing Theory
  • Racing Techniques & Manoeuvres
  • Racing Tactics

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Students must have passed HKSF Junior Sail 3

COURSE DURATION
Minimum Course Duration: 14 hours;
Recommended 2 full days or 5 half days

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

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

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