Crew Training - On Water


Sun, May 23 2021



Event Managers

  • Event Chair: Lauren DeSimone

2021 Crew Training On-Water Practice   

Saturday, May 15 | 9:30am - 2:00pm
Saturday, May 22 - Club Boat & Adult Sailing Festival Day
Sunday, May 23 | 9:30am - 2:00pm


These are optional on-water practice sessions in Deltaville to complement the classroom instruction and are intended to put theory into practice by reviewing basic sailing skills as well as racing maneuvers. Lunch is provided.

A typical on-water day will include:

Boarding and navigating the boat

□ Identify how to board the boat and any safe/unsafe locations to sit/stand

□ Discuss the location/use of all safety equipment and life jackets

□ Review location of sail controls for this boat

□ Review the man overboard procedure

□ Use bowline/stopper knot

□ Use cam cleat, jam cleat, horn cleat

□ Raise main (& jump/tail halyards)

□ Trim/Ease/Tack main

□ Raise jib/genoa (& jump/tail halyards)

□ Trim/Ease/Tack jib/genoa

□ Grind/tail a winch (single person, w/ & w/o self tailing if available)

□ Winch: Add/Remove a wrap while under load

□ Winch: Ease while under load

□ Grind a winch in a tack (two person)

□ Tail a winch in a tack (two person)


Sailing the boat and returning it to dock

□ Demonstrate head to wind and effect on sails and speed

□ Demonstrate other sail controls: vang, cunningham, backstay, outhaul, traveler, other

□ Explain telltales

□ Demonstrate sheet/line organization

□ Explain telltales

□ Practice MOB

□ If sufficient crew and skill, put up spinnaker/gybe/etc

□ Drop headsail, fold and stow

□ Drop mainsail, fold and stow

□ Stow lines

□ Dock and put away boat


Special in 2021, on Saturday, May 22 Crew Training participants and their families are invited to join Fishing Bay's Club Boat & Adult Sailing Festival Day. This is a combined grand opening for our Adult Sailing School, introduction to our Club Boats, sailing clinic, and a great social with games for kids of all ages (in accordance with COVID-19 Rules).



Fishing Bay Yacht Club
Office Mail: Fishing Bay Yacht Club, 2711 Buford Road #309, Bon Air, 23235,
Clubhouse Address: 1525 Fishing Bay Road, Deltaville, VA 23043 (no mail delivery)

Phone Numbers: Club House 804-889-2327

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