Spinnakers & Start Racing – This course extends knowledge gained in the Start Crewing & Helming, and Start Skippering courses.
The course covers rigging spinnakers, hoisting, trimming, gybing and dropping spinnakers. Advanced helming techniques, communication and teamwork. Keelboat racing personal safety & clothing, racing maneuvers including pre-start, roll tacking & gybing and mark roundings. Advanced sail trim for all wind types. The structure of a race, including starting, course types, finishing and racing rules.
Prerequisite: Start Crewing & Helming, Start Skippering or similar Sailing Experience (Contact Training Centre). Participants must be able to swim and be water confident – buoyancy vest supplied.
Cost: $400 per non-member inclusive of GST and $350 per member inclusive of GST (20 hour course)