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About Harbour Manoeuvres

Thanks to the success of previous years we will again organise both the 1-day "General harbour manoeuvres" and the 1-day "Mediterranean harbour manoeuvres" trainings in collaboration with the sailing school VVW Nieuwpoort.

The trainings take place in Nieuwpoort at the VVW-Nieuwpoort (Flemish Watersports Organisation – sailing school, officially recognised by the Belgian Government).

Address: Watersportlaan 11, Nieuwpoort. Phone: 058-23 52 32

The "General" and the "Mediterranean" harbour manoeuvres training will tak place on different weekends this year. Rent of sailing gear: 9€ per day. Free use of marina facilities.

Participants will be awarded a non-official certificate by the VVW attesting the trainings in which they participated.


General Harbour Manoeuvres:
​1-day training

Programme

How does the propeller work - how to moor and sail away from a lee shore or a windward shore - how to berth a boat forwards and backwards, on a spring line, alongside a pontoon and a dock, sail backwards out of a berth and by means of a spring line, turn in narrow areas.

The training takes place in the marina, you will not go out to sea.

Choose one of the dates: 31 July - FULLY BOOKED, 22 October 2022- FULLY BOOKED
Participation fee (PAF): €101/day. Payments are due 8 weeks before the date of the training respectively (beginning of June, or end of August 2022).

Required level: Competent Crew


Mediterranean Harbour Manoeuvres:
​1-day training

Programme

For those who already attended the "General harbour manoeuvres" course and want to improve their skills. During this training the manoeuvres of the general training will be practiced more in-depth with a special focus on situations in the Mediterranean: anchoring, mooring on buoys, reverse mooring to a pontoon.

The training takes place in the marina, you will not go out to sea.

Choose one of the dates: 7 May - FULLY BOOKED, 6 August 2022 (request info)
Participation fee (PAF): €101/day. Payments are due 8 weeks before the date of the training (respectively mid-March or beginning of June 2022).

Required level: Competent Crew and if possible "General harbour manoeuvres" course attended first.