Knowing how to use spinnakers is a highly regarded crewing skill and one of the key elements of a Bow-person or Trimmers role on a boat.
This special [email protected] spinnaker course aims to cover the skills required to hoist, trim and drop a symmetrical spinnaker. Participants will work through how to hoist and set a spinnaker using either a pole or by “floating”. You will learn how to correctly trim the spinnaker when running and reaching including the best pole position & height. Spinnaker trim when gybing and how to gybe the pole will be covered and then you will learn how to drop the kite quickly & efficiently so it’s ready to go back up again without any tangles!
WHEN: Four week course on Thursday night or Friday morning. Check out our Dates & Courses page which details all of the current scheduled courses.
PRICE: $190 per person / Discounted to $160 for return attendees for the 4-week course.
WHAT TO BRING: Sun protective clothing including a hat (peak caps work best!), enclosed wet shoes, a wind proof jacket on cooler days can be helpful, a spare change of clothes & towel. We will supply a lifejacket.
EXTRA INFORMATION: You will sail on a Force 24 inshore keelboat with up to three other course participants and an experienced instructor. Women of all ages over 16years are welcome! All sailing is conducted inside the Harbour, we do not go offshore in the Force 24s. We sail in most weather conditions except strong winds. Should we not be able to sail on any given day we spend the time working on some sailing theory and other practical skills that can be practised on the boat whilst in the marina or up in the clubhouse.
BOOKING IN: You can register online NOW and make payment to confirm your place at least 21 days before the course commences. Registrations close at 12noon the day before the course commences.
“BUBBLES & NIBBLES” PRESENTATION: Please allow an extra half an hour on the final week of your course as we celebrate your achievements with beautiful Robert Oatley sparkling wines and chef prepared finger foods from NorEast Bistro in the NCYC Clubhouse.