TYPICAL BASIC LIVE ABOARD AGENDA

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

Sunday noon

  • Introductions & welcome
  • Introduction to the boat systems
  • Safety equipment
  • Load gear
  • Terminology
  • Parts of the boat
  • Directions
  • Points of sail
  • Discuss sail theory – what makes a boat sail

Afloat session

  • Practice leaving the dock
  • Practice maneuvering under power
  • Proper procedure for raising sails
  • Sail to nearby anchorage – Kerr Bay for Supper
  • Anchoring

Monday

  • Breakfast
  • Set sail for Prince Edward Bay

Theory session

  • Discuss buoyage system
  • Rules of the road
  • Getting underway

Afloat session

  • Proper procedure for raising sails through the day
  • Practice sailing to all points of sail
  • Practice tacking and gybing
  • Identify buoys en route by reference to the chart
  • Lunch

Theory session (under sail)

  • Discuss weather
  • Discuss Chart & Navigation
  • Review Anchoring
  • Discuss hypothermia
  • Safety
  • Anchor in Van Dusen’s Bay
  • Review the day’s activities -feedback

Tuesday

  • Breakfast
  • Sail in Prince Edward Bay
  • Weather check
  • Practice points of sail
  • Practice tacks and gybes
  • Lunch
  • Heaving to
  • Reefing
  • Supper

Theory session

  • Emergencies
  • Tide and current tables
  • Review parts of boat
  • Safe Fuelling
  • Review the day’s activities -feedback

Wednesday

  • Breakfast
  • Discuss crew overboard procedures
  • Hoist anchor sail in Prince Edward Bay
  • Practice crew overboard manoeuvre
  • Lunch
  • Dock at Waupoos Marina
  • Practice Docking
  • Have holding tank pumped
  • Top up water, fuel

Theory session

  • Navigation
  • VHF radio
  • Review the day’s activities -feedback
  • Supper at Winery or Pub

Thursday

  • Breakfast
  • Set sail for Prinyer Cove
  • Practice points of sail
  • Practice navigation
  • Lunch Anchor in Prinyer Cove
  • Review Ashore Skills
  • Supper
  • Ashore Skills exam & PCOC test
  • Review exam

Friday

  • Breakfast
  • Set sail for Collins Bay
  • Practice points of sail
  • Practice crew overboard manoeuvre
  • Lunch
  • Pump out holding tank
  • Top up fuel, water
  • Return to Dock
  • Final wrap-up
  • Clean boat
  • Individual review
  • Wrap Up