TYPICAL INTERMEDIATE AGENDA

 

This is an example of an Intermediate  agenda the actual agenda may be different depending on where the crew want to visit ,weather etc.

 

 

Sunday (pm)Breakfast

  • Introductions and welcome
  • Boat checks:
    • Use of a  checklist
    • Required safety equipment as in safe boating guide. First aid kit, tools & Spares. Check out that all systems on boat are in working order; stove, electrical, plumbing electronics, sails, hull, deck hardware etc.
    • Discuss routine daily and weekly maintenance procedures on engine; perform weekly check
    • Demonstrate basic use of the VHF marine radio, including Safety, Distress and Urgency calling procedures
    • Weather check
  • Load gear & food on Boat
  • Passage plan

  • Leave Marina for Anchorage (e.g. Kerr Bay)

  • Supper

  • Evening

  • Fuel, water holding tank systems & usage considerations

    Review day’s activities -feedback

 

Monday

Passage eg.Main Duck (23nm) Waupoos

  • Breakfast
  • Review navigation
  • Lay off a course and determine compass heading and Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA) (assuming no current or leeway)
  • Pre-depart checklist
  • Daily engine check Marine forecast
  • Weigh anchor
  • Raise sails & practice points of sail & sail trim
  • Sail a compass course with sails set properly, with no land references for a minimum of five minutes
  • Plot and determine position using deduced reckoning (DR) methodology.
  • Lunch underway (hove to)

At anchorage

  • Demonstrate how to take soundings using electronic and manual methods and
  • Practice throwing a heaving line to a target
  • Tie a rolling hitch
  • Make an eye splice in laid line
  • Discuss anchoring , procedure, choice of anchor type, scope & operation of windlass
  • Discuss Dinghy types, outboard and safe handling
  • Differentiate between various sail handling systems and discuss handling and operational considerations of a particular combination of systems including furling systems (foresail, mainsail in mast, mainsail in boom) and mainsail flaking systems.

 

Review day’s activities -feedback

Tuesday eg Main Duck –Waupoos  (anchorage) (or Waupoos – Prinyers Cove)

  • Breakfast
  • Pre-depart checklist
  • Daily engine check
  • Obtain and interpret the Marine forecast
  • Lay off a course and determine compass heading and Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA) at destination. Take a fix using visual bearings
  • Sailing practice tacking and gybing complete tacking and gybing excercises
  • Demonstrate (using a float)  the Triangle method and one alternative method (i.e. quick stop, fast return, life sling, etc.) of returning to a crew overboard in daytime in moderate winds safely and efficiently within three minutes using appropriate communications, commands and a spotter
  • Evening 
  • Discuss immigration and customs procedures.
  • Review of Boat systems Cooking heating electrical and refrigeration
  • Discuss local weather -sea breeze, land Breeze, fog.
  • Discuss emergencies
  • Discuss crew overboard return and recovery
  • Discuss Mediterranean mooring

Review day’s activities -feedback

Wednesday eg Waupoos-Picton

  • Pre-depart checklist
  • Daily engine check
  • Weather forcast
  • Navigation excercises
  • Pack, set, hoist, fly, gibe and douse a cruising spinnaker weather permitting
  • Demonstrate whisker pole and use of a preventer
  • Review and practice all afloat skills with revision as required.
  • Pilot a vessel into unfamiliar harbour or anchorage by day using charts and publications
  • Practice Crew overboard.
  • Dock with stern or bow to dock or shore using a bow or stern anchor;
  • Demonstrate the use of a spring line to spring a vessel off of and on to a dock; (9)
  • Discuss docking and securing the boat to the dock
  • Discuss sailing etiquette and legal requirements
  • Discuss  the characteristics, limitations and uses of various rope materials and construction
  •  Discuss preparing the boat to be left at the dock.
  • Review day’s activities -feedback
  • Supper Ashore

Thursday eg. Picton- Kerr Bay

  • Pump out at Picton and fill water tanks
  • Pre-depart checklist
  • Daily engine check
  • Review and practice all afloat skills with revision as required.
  • Pick up a mooring
  • Ashore skill revision & exam (if not already completed)

Review day’s activities -feedback

Friday Kerr Bay – Collins Bay

  • Pre-depart checklist
  • Daily engine check
  • Review and practice all afloat skills with revision as required.
  • At Collins Bay
  • Pump out holding tank
  • Top up fuel, water
  • Return to Dock
  • Clean boat
  • Individual feedback
  • Farewell