Sail Trim Sessions

Salty Sailing trim sessions will be led by British Paralympic sailor Hannah Stodel, who has represented Great Britain at three Summer Paralympics and has won three World Championships.  The RYA awarded her Yachtmaster of the Year in 2017. Hannah is aiming to become the first disabled athlete in history to race around the world in the Vendée Globe and we are delighted to be working with her.

As soon as the sail plan changes, so does the handling – so listen to what your boat is telling you… Sail the boat without excessive heel and keep the sail plan balanced as you reef.” Simon Jinks, RYA Yachtmaster Instructor Examiner and Journalist.

In an ideal world when the wind is hitting each sail with the same force, the sails should steer the boat and the rudder merely guide it along its path. Going upwind and when the sails are balanced the rudder should feel light and have just a small tendency to head up into the wind. If the rudder is pulling hard one way or the other to stay on course the sail balance is probably incorrect and the excess rudder is slowing the boat.

Why not come and find out more and put this theory into practice on one of our Sail Trim sessions.

What’s Included

  • All safety equipment
  • Breakfast and Lunch during the course
  • All yacht costs, inc berthing
  • Sail Trim Training
  • Professional Skipper