• Sail is a complete sail course beginning with basic boat designs, rigging and sail processes for the non-sailor. The course proceeds into the physical aspects of sailing, sail applications, marlinespike, helmsmanship, and handling of more difficult sailing conditions, navigation rules, and an introduction to heavy weather sailing.The following topics are covered:Sailboat Rigs

    • Sail Plans

    • Boat Design and Hull Types

    • Standing Rigging

    • Sails

    • Running Rigging

    • Stability

    • Balance

    • Wind

    • Sail Shape

    • Preparing to Sail

    • Tuning the Rig

    • Steering and Helmsmanship

    • Sailing Upwind

    • Sailing Downwind

    • Spinnaker Handling

    • Heavy Weather Sailing

    • Storm Conditions

    • Docking and Anchoring

    • Marlinespike Seamanship

    • Sailing Safety

    • Navigation Rules

The next Sail Course is not scheduled

For more information contact:

Wayne Spraggins: 216-970-9277