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Spinnaker & Raceboat Handling

August 10 @ 9:00 am - August 11 @ 4:00 pm


Our Spinnaker & Raceboat Handling course is a racing-oriented course that covers sail trim, symmetric and asymmetric spinnaker handling, and crew organization for sailors with solid helm and sail trim skills.

During our two-day spinnaker course, we will work on mark roundings, speed control, steering techniques, and crew communication.  This course is perfect for skippers as well as crew looking to improve their mechanics and race course form.

Who should take this class?

Anyone interested in learning how to race or race better should consider taking this course.   If you are interested in training your crew on your own boat, contact us about private on-board instruction.


There is no prerequisite, but we do suggest that incoming students have a US Sailing Basic Keelboat certification or have sailing experience that is commensurate with the Basic Keelboat Standard.

What will I learn?

Spinnaker & Race Boat Handling teaches any sailor how to handle asymmetrical and symmetrical spinnakers to improve their enjoyment of downwind sailing.  We’ll also introduce ways to improve crew communication & teamwork that will help you get around the racecourse more efficiently.


Students will receive a J World Annapolis certificate of completion.

How will I spend my time?

This two-day class runs from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday.   You will spend your day working on upwind and downwind speed, and how to set, trim, gybe and dowse a spinnaker.   Throughout the weekend, you will rotate positions with the other students to fully appreciate how to handle a boat downwind as a driver, trimmer and pit.  You’ll also gain a valuable appreciation of just how important good teamwork is when flying a spinnaker.

How do I register?

Call, email us or click below to register now!

Note:  Running this course requires at least 2 or more students to register for each 2 day course.  After you register, you will be notified in advance if the dates you registered don’t have sufficient students registered to run the course on those dates so you can switch to a different weekend.

What should I bring?

Comfortable weather appropriate clothing, athletic shoes, and plenty of fluids to stay hydrated.  Lunch can be ordered from us or bring your own!  If you need anything else, give us a call and we can help.

Price:  $625


August 10 @ 9:00 am
August 11 @ 4:00 pm
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