Here you will learn the skills of flying a spinnaker and sailing faster downwind together with the basic rules, skills and tactics of racing. The course covers how to rig up a spinnaker, hoisting and dropping techniques, work with the spinnaker pole and how to trim the sail effectively. The racing component covers how to optimise your sails for racing, develops an understanding of the teamwork required and crew communication together with the skills of starting a race, sailing strategically around a set course and expectations of club racing competitions.
This is a 20 hour course and is run over 5 Saturdays. The cost is $350.00.
The lessons will be given by an Australian Sailing qualified instructor on a BW8 yacht, sailed with 4 participants and an on-board coach.
Recommended to anyone wanting to get into club racing or those wanting to make their yacht go quicker!
Spinnaker & Start Racing Course Dates