Sail Handling
Improve your Sailing Skills

Sail Handling Courses – 1 Day from £149 pp

  • Our sail handling courses are aimed at anyone wishing to advance their general sailing skills and awareness on the water.
  • We will not teach you how to win a yacht race, this day is squarely aimed at cruising sailors of any level wanting to improve boat speed, crew work and sail handling.
  • We will demonstrate how best to carry out certain manoeuvres safely hopefully leaving you sailing better and faster.
  • Improve all aspects of your sailing or simply just have a day out on the water
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Sail Handling course maximise your skills on the water.

Pre-course experience None
Assumed Knowledge None
Course Content
  • Helming techniques
  • Tacking and Gybing
  • Performance sail trimming
  • Use of tell tails
  • Car & traveller positioning
  • Effects of halyard tension
  • Effects of rigging & back stay tension
  • Using tides to your advantage
  • Spinnaker work (subject to conditions)
Course duration 1 Day
1 Day £149pp weekday / £189pp weekend day
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Start times 0900 – 1700

What is included

  • Lunch and soft drinks.

Our principal training yachts are a Dufour 385, a Beneteau Oceanis 37 and a Dufour 365.

These are some of the most popular modern production yachts on the market today and offer excellent handling and sailing performance.

Fully equipped to the required RYA/MCA standards they also boast some additional inventory to add to your enjoyment & comfort onboard.


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