2 Day AYTA / ISSA Course - Learn to Sail
Learn to Sail a Yacht in just two days with PWSC. Our instructors will introduce you to the pleasure of yachting in a weekend. If you have never helmed (steered) a sailing boat before, the first day on the sailing course, will be an unforgettable experience for you. We start on land and give you a safety briefing and show you how to tie a few knots. Then its off to the yachts, which are lying just 100m off shore. We demonstrate how to start the engine in a simple briefing and then we show you where the safety equipment is before casting off from our mooring. Next you will be introduced to the wind, where its blowing from and how we can tell how strong or light it is. Many of us in everyday life very much take the wind for granted – It is a lot harder than it sounds and most people find it tricky when they first try it; but it is the most basic skill you'll need to master to sail a yacht. Once we clear out of the anchorage we hoist our mainsail and then our jib and that's when the fun begins.
Finding the wind is the hardest skill to master !
Once you know where the wind is coming from and how to steer the boat in the direction you want to go, you need to learn how to trim the sails so that they generate the power, to keep the boat moving. Everyone gets to steer the boat under power and sail. We take turns at every job in the boat and slowly over the course of the day learn the rudiments of sailing in the beautiful tropical waters of Thailand. We spend two days on this course and by the end of day two its amazing - everyone can sail and has had a superb time! Our mission is to ensure that you really enjoy the course so check the client feedback.
Your main target when you learn sailing is to build your knowledge and develop the practical skills you need to use for sailing. Our course is 95% practical and only 5% theoretical - Why? Because its more fun and a much faster, higher standard of learning! True there are a lot of other things to learn, but you will already have made the transformation from landlubber* to sailor; you are on your way. You'll be keen to sign up for your next sailing course with us.
* A landlubber is the traditional term sailors use to describe those with no knowledge of the sea.