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Sindbad School of Sailing

Go Sailing! Sail With Sindbad & Learn A Skill For Life! Devoted to Teaching Safe Cruising Skills & Competent Seamanship

Day Skipper - Ashore

Day Skipper - Intermediate - Ashore Details

Day Skipper - Intermedicate Sail - Ashore Theory Portion - You will Learn


Sail Trim

Foresail Tell Tales

Mainsail Tell Tails

Trimming the Foresail and Mainsail Together

Understanding Weather Helm and Lee Helm

Weather Helm

Lee Helm

Prior to Reefing, When to Sail Up Wind

When To Reef

Reefing Down

The Foresail

The Main Sail

Mainsail Reefing an Trysail

Approximate Reefing Guide Sailing Upwind

Tips When Under Sail


Docking

The Effect of Wind and Current Direction when Docking

Single "Docking Line" Method of Docking

The Docking Process: The Skipper's Responsibilities

Using Prop Walk when Docking

Docking Against The Dock

Helms Responsibilities when, When Exiting the Dock

Using Slip Lines (or Warps)

Exiting from a Raft

Locks, Entry and Exit

Picking Up a Mooring Buoy Under Power


Anchoring

Measuring the Rode

Bow Fitted Anchor

Anchor Windlass

Power Driven Windlass

Basic Requirements for a Good Anchorage

Shelter from the Wind and Waves

Room To Swing

Good Holding Ground for the Type of Anchor

Using a Trip Line

Depth of Water for Length of Stay

Know the Direction of Any Current

Anchoring Tips

Anchoring Step by Step Procedure

Retrieving the Anchor


Trailering

Trailer Capacity Plate

Trailer: Gross Vehicle Weight Rating

Trailer Hitch

Tongue Weight

The Boat Trailer

Tilt Bed Trailers

Fixed Frame

Boat Trailer Types

Trailer Hitch

Safety Chains

Hooking Up

Towing the Trailer

The Steps required to Launch a Trailer from a Ramp

The Steps to Haul Out

Trailer Maintenance

The International Buoyage System

General Direction of Buoyage

Priorities

Lighted Aids to Navigation

General

Problems Arising from Atmospheric Conditions

Other Problems Encountered when Using Lights

Light Locations

Three Categories of Lights

The Lateral System

Basic Buoys and Shapes

Standard Pillar Buos

Bifurcation Buoys

Posted Command Signs or Warning Signs

Fog Signals

Day Beacons

Beacons in the Buoyage System

Center Channel Marker or Fairway Buoy

Isolated Danger Buoy

Fixed Aids to Navigation

Light Stations

Minor Lighted Aids

Ranges, Sector Lights


The Cardinal System

The Four Cardinal Buoys

Spar Buoys

Lights on Cardinal Buoys

Special Purpose Buoys


Legal Requirements and Collision Avoidance

Small Vessel Regulations

Vessel Registering or Licensing, Canada and USA

Boating Restriction Regulations

International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea

Collision Avoidance

Collision Bearings

Narrow Channels

Traffic Separation Schemes

Restricted Visibility

Conduct of Vessels in Restricted Visibility

Manoeuvering and Warning Signals

Vessels in Sight of One Another in a Narrow Channel Fairway

Intentions are not understood

Day Shapes

Lights on Vessels under 50 Meters

Lights on Vessels over 50 Meters


Tides and Currents

Types of Tides

Tidal Range

Chart Datum

Tide Tables

Sample Tide Tables

Currents

Current Tables

Current Graph

Sample Current Tables


Basic Weather

Sources of Weather Information

Interpretation of Weather Forecasts

Other Hazards

What to Expect from Different Weather Patterns

Cold Fronts

Occluded Front

High Pressure Areas

Low Pressure Areas

Wind Scale

Barometer Graph


Passage Preparation

Preparation

Safety Equipment Check Out

Vessel Checkout

Daily Checks

Float or Trip Plan

Addtional Equipment Requirements

Sample Float or Trip Plan


Passage Planning

Basic Navigation Tools and Instruments

Nautical Charts

Navigation Publications

Plotting Your GPS Latitude and Longitude on the Chart Grid

Reading off the Latitude and Lognitude of a Known Position

Using the Compass

The Hand Bearing Compass

Fixing or Finding Your Position

Converting from Degrees Compass to Degrees True

Chart Work

Using the Douglas Type Protractor

Laying off a Course from your New Fix

Ship's Compass

Using and Address to Get You Home

Planning the Passage Notes

Log Sheet


Piloting Tips

Using Transits

Using Back Bearings

Using Danger of Clearance Bearings

Using Turning Points

Usning Your Depth Sounder

Using a Known Safe Course

Using Natural Features as Ranges

Entering a Harbor

Navigating Around Hazards

Don't Miss the Mark

Visual Depth Indicators

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