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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  • Previous Experience

    Nil required

  • Course Duration

    Half-day

  • Certificate Upon Completion

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,

Michael MacCormack 2021
Michael MacCormack

Well organized with a wonderful team and instructors. Completed my Comp Crew and looking forward to doing the Day skipper next.

N Dashti 2020
N Dashti

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!

Maria Bukala 2021
Maria Bukala

We cannot express how wonderful our experience was with Jamie . He is very professional and patient in teaching us how to handle our new acquisition. Whether you are a seasoned sailor or a novice, it’s well worth spending time with a calm and knowledgeable instructor from Southern Cross. Thanks Jamie

Lee-Anne Savin 2021
Lee-Anne Savin

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

Specific Topics Covered:

Theory:

  • Types of ropes and their preferred uses

  • Rope strength and workloads

  • D/D ratios and impact on rope strength

Practical:

  • 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)