Berthing your Yacht in Sydney Harbour: Tips from your Sydney Boat Share Specialists

Berthing your Yacht in Sydney Harbour: Tips from your Sydney Boat Share Specialists

The end of any trip is often the trickiest aspect of your relaxing, invigorating day on the water. Space inside the marina is limited, and berthing your yacht properly can take some practice, and sometimes, some close calls. It pays to stay on top of what makes a great berthing come together, and as your Sydney yacht share specialists, here are some tips on how to do it properly.

Be Aware of the Conditions

Wind and current are the biggest wild cards in any docking situation. Strong gusts can alter even the best-laid plans, and keeping your eye on the state of affairs at your dock can ensure that you aren’t surprised by what materialises when you get alongside.

Learn how to Secure

Being fast on the cleat has been key to saving more than a few bow pulpits and toerails. Ensure that in a heartbeat, you can get your sternline, bowline, or spring secured, and make sure that each member of your crew knows how to tie on securely. There are few things as unpleasant as realising your yacht has left the dock without you.

Turn on your Bowthruster BEFORE you arrive

While these devices have revolutionised our methods of docking, they are not without their problems. For one thing, they can take some time to turn on and spool up. Ensure that your thruster has been on for a few moments, before relying on it to give you maximum drive.

Berth Forward

In cases where conditions are marginal, it is advisable to dock forward. Visibility is better, and you aren’t obliged to execute a turning manoeuvre in order to line up for the dock. You have more manoeuvrability moving forward.

As your North Sydney boat share experts, we are more than happy to teach you how to do it properly, with on-the-water tutelage. Contact us today and find out more.


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