Sail Handling

General Course Information

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.

As this is a practical course & nothing beats doing it for yourself. We therefore deliberately restrict student numbers down to a maximum of 4.

This allows plenty of hands on experience and gives you time to watch and learn from everyone else onboard.

PRICES/DATES
1 Day
Wed – £195
Sun – £245
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Times 0830 – 1600
What To Expect FAQs Sailing Courses
SUMMARYWHAT'S INCLUDEDCONTENT
Course duration 1 Day
Pre-course experience None
Minimum Age 12 Years
Assumed Knowledge None
  • Lunch and soft drinks.
  • 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)

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Hamble, Southampton, Hampshire SO31 4HQ

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We are open for charters throughout the winter. We have some special Winter Day Rates so just contact us if you want to get out on the water.

Special Winter Day Rates

Family groups can charter for any length of time but we have to restrict people from different households to day charters only. If you don't know how to sail we can provide a skipper.

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