This course introduces you to the fun and challenge of using asymmetrical and symmetrical spinnakers. Flying a spinnaker is a very satisfying and exhilarating experience that becomes very addictive! Lets learn how to do this safely and properly.
Learn how to rig, hoist, fly, gybe, drop and pack a symmetrical and asymmetrical spinnakers
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
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
WHAT DO I BRING?
Bring a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, bathing suit, a warm jumper, change of clothes (minimal wardrobe needed), spray jacket. Be sure to pack this in a flexible soft bag. Water bottle, lunch and a snack.
WHERE ARE WE?
Course starts 10am. Our office is located at The Mooloolaba Marina on Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba just an hour north of Brisbane. There’s ample parking. Click HERE to see a map.
WHAT DO I GET?
The ‘Keelboat Spinnaker’ certificate presented upon successful completion of your course.