The Training Academy at RMYS has announced dates for keelboat Spinnaker Handling courses at RMYS scheduled for July, August and September 2015. Part of the National keelboat training scheme the 12 hour Spinnaker Handling course on keelboats will train you in handling both SYMMETRIC and ASYMMETRIC spinnakers on modern racing yachts. The course is highly recommended for new yacht crew, potential foredeckies and boat owners, to increase their spinnaker experience in a safe non-racing environment. Some prior sailing experience on keelboats is recommended, such as the Academy’s Start Crewing or Start Helming keelboat courses.
Topics include: Improving your spinnaker knowledge understanding the SYMMETRIC and ASYMMETRIC spinnaker, how to set up the spinnaker, use of the pole, launching, trimming & handling, take down options and packing. With tuition by our Yachting Australia accredited instructors, this hands on training is delivered the Academy’s J80 and J24 racing keelboats based on the RMYS marina. For more information please review the Spinnaker Handling course overview and booking form or contact Leigh Brennan-Smith, Training Manager on 9534 0059, mobile: 0412 196301 or email firstname.lastname@example.org