The program is designed to take novices on an Australian Classic Yacht race!
Two days of training which will cover the essentials of sailing plus spinnaker work, how to hoist, fly, gybe, drop and pack spinnakers.
How to prepare the yacht for spinnakers
Learn how to control the sheets and braces
Learn how to control the tack line
How to rig the spinnaker
How to hoist the spinnaker
How to gybe the spinnaker
How to drop the spinnaker
Understand the spinnaker boom and correct setting
Control the spinnaker boom up haul and downhaul
Also helming techniques, race start, race rules and race prep.
30th March 2018 to 1st April 2018
You become a crew member!
As one of Queensland’s premier blue water classics, at 308 nautical miles of ocean sailing the Brisbane to Gladstone is very achievable. This offers a great blend of old and new. The course and steady trade wind breezes provide fantastic sailing for the latest high-tech mono-hull sleds and the super fast offshore catamarans, yet there is a unique history associated with this internationally famed classic.