Join Confident Captain at the Newport International Boat Show for Hands On sailing courses. At The Helm sailing courses are taught by professional sailboat captains with significant sailing experience in both inshore racing and offshore cruising/racing.
After completing this course, you’ll understand how a sailboat works, the common commands used to steer and some basic sailing terminology. You’ll not only get the most out of your time on the water, but also be able to actively participate in the magic of sailing! All participants will helm and crew the boats!
- Basic sailing terminology, parts and functions
- Helm commands
- Basic sail trim
- Buoyage, seamanship and safety.
- Wind awareness, basic navigation rules to avoid collisions and hazards