Sail Handling Course

New Course - Sail Handling

Based on feedback on the Sail Trim day we have now extended the 1 day course to a 2 day course covering sail handling. We would recommend that you are of RYA Day Skipper standard or higher. 

The is an example itinerary of the Sail Handling course. Exact timings may vary but all topics will be covered during the course.

Day 1

0900: Meet at reception

0930: Safety Brief

1000: Course introduction, outline brief, Aim's and Objectives

1030: Depart marina

 Revision of sail controls, mainsail hoist, drop and reef

 Efficient tacking

 Efficient gybing

 Controlling boat speed

 Sailing back to fender exercise

1330: Lunch on mooring buoy

1400: Mooring buoys under sail

 Mooring buoy under sail theory revision

 Mooring buoy under sail exercise

1700: Return to marina

1800: End of day summary and debriefs.


Day 2

0830: Aims and objectives of the day

 Anchoring under sail

 Sail trim

 Sailing onto pontoons

 Rudderless sailing

0900: Depart marina

0930: Sail trim session whilst heading towards anchorage

1000: Anchoring under sail exercise

1300: Lunch

1330: Rudderless sailing session whilst heading back to harbour

1400: Sailing onto pontoon exercise

1600: Arrive back at marina, offload kit, clean yacht, and debrief

1700: END




Two day course running from 0900 until approximately 1700 each day.

What's Included: 

We provide high quality Musto wet weather gear, lifejackets, meals on board (day one - lunch & dinner / day two - breakfast & lunch) and high quality tuition. 

Support Courses:

Boat Handling Course.

Supporting Books:

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Course Dates: 

Please note that if the dates listed are not suitable for you or you wish to have a course run on your own boat we can arrange bespoke courses.

Please call us if you would like more information about these options

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Duration: 2 Days  

Previous Experience Required: Basic sailing ability to Day Skipper standard.

Course Overview: A hands on course that will unlock the mysteries of basic sail trim and enable you to gain more from your boat. 4:1 ratio.

Cost: £310

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Number of Candidates

2 Day Sail Handling