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Small Craft Safety is the theory part of
the Competent Crew Sailing Course

The Small Craft Safety course can be done by:
bulletAttending a 6 week evening theory course at Balgowlah RSL, Seaforth (cost $175 pp)
Next course: 
Tuesday 5, 12, 19, 26 Oct & 2, 9 Nov
Includes course notes, exam, certification OR
bulletCorrespondence Course (cost $180 per head or $240 per couple)
The AYF recognised correspondence course works well for people who work long hours or travel a lot and find it hard to commit to evening classes.  Learn the theory and general practical matters of sailing at your own pace at home.  The correspondence course is split into 6 Parts as follows:

Part 1 - Getting to know the boat; rope work; winches; blocks and tackles; basic stability
Part 2 - Sail theory; shaping and trimming; weather and wind
Part 3 - Tide and waves; safety; anchoring
Part 4 - Right of way; lights and buoyage; compass theory
Part 5 - Basic navigation Part 6 - Open Book Examination.

The attainment levels for the theory course are
- 60% to 74% Competent Crew
- over 75% Inshore Skipper

You need to have completed the Inshore Skipper theory course before starting the Inshore Skipper practical course so this correspondence course enables you to achieve the levels required for both competent crew and inshore skipper in one go.
bulletPowerboat Licence
Passing the theory by either of the above methods allows you to apply to Waterways for your Powerboat Licence.

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Yacht Charters Sydney & Sailing Lessons on Catalina 32 depart from Clontarf Marina.  (between the Spit Bridge and Manly) ,
Larger yachts depart from various CBD plocations.