Courses

Sail Power for Cruisers

  • Instructor:
    Lisa & Andy Batchelor
  • Level:
    Beginning 101 Intermediate 201
  • Date:
    Monday, October 7, 2024
  • Time:
    10:00 - 11:30

This presentation is ideal for the cruiser who wants to learn to sail better, faster, and more comfortably. In this fast-moving presentation, Andy and Lisa simplify the science of sailing.

You will learn how to use all your sail controls, enabling you to trim your sails while achieving maximum efficiency. You will learn about the importance of boat balance, true and apparent wind, light air sail choices, reefing techniques and heavy weather tactics. Different rigs and sail plans are also discussed, enabling you to make informed decisions concerning your future purchases.

After attending this seminar, you will have a full understanding of how to make your boat sail more efficiently both upwind and downwind, in a variety of conditions.

Lisa and Andy are Master Instructors and the writers of numerous cruising textbooks for American Sailing. They are the primary writers for ASA’s Advanced Cruising & Seamanship text.

  • This course is rated as a beginner/introductory (101) to intermediate (201) course