Sailing Itinerary (Penang)

Day One

Join training Yacht at 1900 on the Sunday Evening. Meet your Instructor, settle on board, un-pack. Briefing on fire safety, Use of Heads, Cabin lights and fans, Fresh water system, How to make Cup of tea/Coffee!! Freshen up then off for a cool drink and bite to eat in the local restaurants and get to know the rest of the crew.

Day Two

Breakfast onboard, followed by Safety Brief covering the Yachts Safety Equipment, where it is, what it does, and how to use it. Prep for Sea then off around the Marina for some" pontoon bashing!" Practice boat handling under power, Sail training, including tacking, Gybing reefing, practice Man Overboard. Anchor for the night and dine onboard followed by a well deserved good nights sleep.

Day Three

Pre Dawn start!!!!! Up, prep for sea, then, Set Sail for Penang. Sunrise at sea, followed by a hearty breakfast. Slip into the Watch routine of steering, keeping lookout, Position fixing, Spotting for Dolphins. PM Landfall with Penang hill on the horizon. Watch Georgetown get closer as the Skipper prepares the boat for arrival. Moor in the Marina near the Centre of the City and off to explore.

 

 

 

Day Four

Wake up to the sounds and sights of Georgetown as it comes to life. Watch the ferries come and go with the hundreds of workers going to work from the mainland. A morning stroll into town for a bit of last minute shopping before we depart. Then its off on another adventure, this time hugging the Coast to the North to explore the off lying Islands. Anchor at one of the deserted Islands for dinner and a night under the stars.

Day Five

Up at dawn and set sail for Pulau Paya where the snorkelling is the best in Langkawi. Breakfast at sea and enjoy brisk sail, Pick up a mooring buoy, a welcome swim and Lunch. Then off again heading North to Bass Harbour Kuah, the capital of Langkawi. Moor in the Royal Langkawi Yacht Club in time for a sundowner at Charlies place.

 


Day Six

A swim then breakfast, prep for sea, pilotage around the stunning SW Coast of Langkawi with its towering rock formations and dozens of Islands. Plenty to keep the trainee Skipper occupied navigating the narrow channels. Anchor for lunch, then an afternoon sail North to Telaga Marina for the night.

Day Seven

Time for de-briefs issue of Certificates and clean up. A brisk mornings work preparing the Yacht for the next crew. Then its farewell and bon voyage until the next time!! The Course will finish by 1200hrs.

This is an example of a typical Penang trip. It may vary slightly due to wind and tide but will include at least one 60 Yachtmaster Qualifying passage.

 

updated 20 Aug 2010