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Many people find putting the spinnaker up a little daunting to say the least.
This course will help you gain confidence in a controlled environment with an experienced skipper.
During the course you will be using symmetric and asymmetric spinnakers, end to end gybing and dip-pole gybing as well as using spinnaker snuffers.
The course will be carried out on one of our highly equipped 'Strata' yachts appropriately rigged to demonstrate all aspects of the course.
It is possible to complete this course on your own boat if you would prefer.
Please call for availability
Suggested Previous Experience
Day Skipper or equivalent
Types of spinnaker; equipment and terms; single line sheets with barber hauler; twin sheets; setting the equipment.
Hoisting and setting spinnaker; pole height and angle; clew height.
Running with the spinnaker; heavy airs - light airs; stability on the run; close reaching how high you can point.
Broaching - what is it; avoiding the broach.
Gybe the spinnaker; dip pole twin lines; end for end pole gybe single lines.
Dropping the spinnaker; cockpit saloon drop; forepeak drop; packing a spinnaker
Why not try the Fastnet or Marmaris Race Week.