89 Allpass Parade, Shorncliffe QLD 4017
brownsea.bookings@gmail.com

4 Day Ultimate Sailing Program

Adventure on the water

Objectives

  1. Develop Scouts’ skills to a level where Brownsea Guides are confident they can skipper a craft safely and competently.
  2. Develop qualified and competent Youth members, supported by Adult Leaders from Brownsea and their Group, to form regular crews to support future sailing activities, thus developing their own skills further and helping other youth also progress through OAS.

Our Approach

  • The scout method
    • Reinforce Skills through learning by doing skills (including rigging and de-rigging)
    • The patrol system to develop crews
    • The experience in the group to teach others. Those most competent will be able to extend their skills.

Requirements

  1. Youth targeted by this program need to be self-sufficient at Catering AND Cleaning up after themselves (Scouts, Venturers and Rovers)
  2. Mess Kit bag and Sleeping gear for sleeping in Dorms
  3. Permission and Payment Via Care monkey. To register your leader or parent needs to provide your CareMonkey Profile Email Address to brownsea.bookings@gmail.com, so we can have access to your profile.
  4. Youth members need to bring a copy of the marine forecast for the area in which they will be sailing http://www.bom.gov.au/marine/wind.shtml
  5. OAS Books, Apps or however you record your progress

Cost

  • $45 Catering over the 4 days.
  • + $140 Sailing and Accommodation
    • No Charge for OAS 5 or Level 2
  • Total $185 Catered

Program (Subject to Weather)

Friday Night Prior

If travelling from far and need accommodation contact us brownsea.bookings@gmail.com

Day 1

START TIMESESSION NAMESPECIFIC DETAILS
Prior to 08:00Arrival· Participants arrive at Brownsea, ready to commence
course
· Choose bed and place gear safely in bunkhouse or personal tent if you wish
· Place clearly labelled items in fridge/freezer for
weekend use (ensure you take all remaining items
home at the end of weekend)
08:30Introduction· Program / Course Objectives
· Team
· Behaviour & Personal Expectations
09:15Sailing Theory· Demonstrate fitting a LIFEJACKET on yourself,
then how to check it on someone else
· Learn the parts of a sail & parts of a sailboat, as well as basic knots, whilst assisting in rigging a boat
(SKIPPERS)
  Basic Sailing and the Wind
10:45Morning Tea
11:00Sailing Practical Session· Crew in a sailboat:
◦ Basic sailing orientation (practice / learning the
role of each crew member)
◦ Sailing
◦ Tacking
◦ Boat Speed Control
13:00Debrief· Debrief on Sailing Experience
13:15Lunch
14:00Sailing Practical Session 
15:00Capsize Drill 
16:00  Own Time Prep Dinner· Shower, relax.
· Fellowship
16:30Pre-Dinner Sailing Theory 
18:00Dinner
19:00Post Dinner Sailing TheoryOAS Debrief Points of Sailing
Basic Right of Way Rules · Introduction to Weather, Winds, Tides & Currents
◦ Illustrate an Understanding of how to locate
Weather Forecasting information
◦ Explain the Effects of Weather on Sailing
Demonstrate your Understanding of Reading
a Weather Map to predict conditions
 
21:30Supper
22:00Lights Out· Bedtime

Day 2

START TIMESESSION NAMESPECIFIC DETAILS
08:00Sailing TheoryRecap / Prac #3 Brief
08:30Sailing TheoryPrepare boats for morning sail
09:00Sailing PracCrew in a sailboat:
Tacking, Gybing, Upwind, Downwind, Reach,
Sailing a Course
Man Overboard – Crew Recovery Drill
Sailing a Marked Course
Towing & Basic Rescue
11:00DebriefSailing Debrief and Discussion
11:15Lunch
11:45Sailing TheorySpinnaker for advanced sailors, depending on ratios and skill sets.
12:15Sailing PracCrew in a sailboat:
Sailing a Marked Course
Sailing Downwind
16:00  Own Time Prep DinnerShower, relax.
Fellowship
16:30Pre-Dinner Sailing Theory
18:00Dinner
19:00TheoryPlan Expedition
21:30Supper
22:00Lights Out

Day 3 Expedition Day

Sail to Woody Point or Shultz’s Canal depending on prevailing wind
START TIMESESSION NAMESPECIFIC DETAILS
08:00Sailing Theory· Recap / Prac Brief
08:30Sailing Theory· Prepare boats for morning sail
09:00Sailing PracExpedition
11:15Lunch
12:15Sailing PracSail to Brownsea
 
15:00 Return to Brownsea
18:00Dinner
19:00Night Time Canoe Paddle
22:00Lights Out

Day 4

START TIMESESSION NAMESPECIFIC DETAILS
08:00Sailing TheoryOAS mopup
09:00Sailing PracPrepare boats for morning sail
11:00Debrief
11:15Lunch
12:15Sailing PracSail to Brownsea
14:00Packup Boats 
15:00Pickup to go Home