Beginners' course (for participants of the postponed BC2020) - Coming up

Our Beginners’ Course BC2020 is based on 3 modules: 

  • basic theory course (2 evening sessions)
  • sailing on a cruiser yacht (1 day)
  • sailing on a dinghy (1 day)​

The aim of the Beginners' Course is to give you a taste of sailing: you will be experiencing two days of sailing on two different types of boats, providing very different sensations, completed with a comprehensive introduction to the main chapters of the sailing bible.

At the end, a drink will be organised in Brussels to celebrate your introduction into the sailing world!
Please not that due to the Club's Covid-19 rules, the programme may slightly change (e.g. participant numbers, no social events...). Sorry!

Cruiser sailing

You will sail on BlueOne, the yacht owned by the Club, a Beneteau First 36.7 (11 meters), fully equipped for safe and comfortable cruising and racing with 3 cabins, 1 bathroom/toilet, 1 galley (kitchen), full electronics and safety equipment (IAS, GPS, chart plotters, autopilot…). 
During each session onboard BlueOne you will be part of a crew of six sailors: 4 beginners and 2 skippers.

Theory course sessions

5 modules will be delivered, with the aim of complementing the practical part with an introduction to the sailing fundamentals.
  • Seamanshipthe goal is to give you the basic nautical skills, introduce the key nautical terminology, practice knots, etc.
  • Navigation on charts will present you the challenge of determining the boat position and navigate you through the marine landscape.
  • Rules of the Road will give you a basic understanding of the rules for boats on the water, navigation marks (types of buoys, marks, etc.)
  • Safety & weather will make you aware of possible risks and how to avoid them, and will introduce you to the basics of weather forecasts.

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