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DETAILED LESSON PLAN - INTERMEDIATE


LESSON 1

  • Downwind sailing. Wing & wing. Lee shore concerns.
  • MOB scenarios.  Coiling lines.
  • Sail trim on all points of sail.
  • Knot craft. Sheet bend. Whipping a line.
  • Docking procedures. Use of spring lines.

       
LESSON 2

  • Man overboard using figure 8.
  • Navigation tools. Dividers, drawing compass. Parallel rulers. 
  • Reading charts.  Compass Rose.  Lat/Long.  UTM coordinates.  Nautical charts.  Work sheet.
  • Plan a trip to Bird Island.
  • Climbing the mast. Bosun’s chair. Climbing harness.
  • Anchoring. Marking anchor location with mooring buoy. Hand signals.
  • Docking.

       
LESSON 3

  • Reefing when it’s too late.
  • Forereaching.
  • Heaving to for M.O.B. recovery.
  • Navigating to Bird Island.  GPS & waypoints.  Compass & chart work.
  • Right of way scenarios.  Work Sheet.
  • VHF procedures. May Day. Pan pan. Sécurité. 


LESSON 4    Night Sailing

  • Safety. Tethering, jack lines, chest harness.
  • Identifying navigation lights at night.
  • Celestial navigation basics.
  • MOB at night.
  • Reefing at night.
  • GPS for night navigation.

       
LESSON 5    Practicum/Written Test

  • An assessment of all Intermediate topics, with random maneuvers requested and evaluated by the instructor.


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