Making Sailing Pay - Ken Fifield

  • 13/02/2019
  • 20:30 - 21:30
  • Ashtead Cricket Club


There is no charge for this event

 Description: Making Sailing Pay - Ken Fifield

“Sailing is usually about spending more than you would like on something you love, but how about making it cash positive. 

How did I achieve getting paid for doing something I love?  I  looked at the various ways of getting part time or even full time work in the world of Sailing and the potential returns including

  • Race Skipper or first mating on corporate events
  • RYA training on the water and in the classroom. 

Teaching and racing with novice sailors is not without its stories, so expect some intrigue. We also look at some real lessons learnt and hard won experience on how to get novices to

  • Raise a Spinnaker
  • Survive a start line of 27 yachts
  • Set race trimming and how to stuff it up
  • What to do when they freeze on that really important task that could lose the race
  • Five ways of saying “Pull the red rope”

And lastly how to be safe racing 27 yachts in 30 knots gusting 35 knots with novices, the collateral damage and the excuses.”

Organiser:    Dick Beddoe    


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