The course will teach you about different types of ropes and their uses. We will look at how to whip the ends using different methods to avoid fraying. We also look at splicing 3-strand nylon so that you can start making your own mooring lines. We will also splice Dyneema and demonstrate how to make a soft shackle that you will take home.
$250 when purchased as a single entity for the half-day or $200 when completing with Marine Electrics training and therefore partaking in the full classroom day ($400 total).
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Massive thank you to Jamie and all the staff and other instructors at Southern Cross Yachting! 10/10 experience from booking to sailing to instruction to food whilst onboard.
Absolutely one of the best things I’ve ever done and now I’m addicted to sailing!
A great place to learn all things about sailing, experienced Captains who are only to happy to answer any and all questions, a great experience,
Well organized with a wonderful team and instructors. Completed my Comp Crew and looking forward to doing the Day skipper next.
We were lucky enough to spend a day with Jamie on Moreton bay and can’t speak highly enough about it. Three of us with varied previous experience of sailing joined with a father and son to share in a day of learning the ropes. The day was tailored to our varied needs and at all times we were able to ask questions and glean experience from Jamie’s wealth of knowledge. We would highly recommend signing up for a course if you’re interested in getting back on the water after a hiatus. Thanks so much guys! It was a priceless day!
This course is about literally learning the ropes!
We will teach you about different types of ropes and their uses. We will look at how to whip the ends using different methods to avoid fraying. We also look at splicing 3-strand nylon so that you can start making your own mooring lines. We will also splice Dyneema and teaching how to make a soft shackle for you to take home
Types of ropes and their preferred uses
Rope strength and workloads
D/D ratios and impact on rope strength
Whipping ends to avoid fraying, including back splicing
Splicing eyes on nylon ropes, handy for mooring and anchoring lines
Splice Dyneema and Spectra
How to make soft shackles (you get to make one to take home)