Introduction to the basic principles of sailing

  • 13/04/2022
  • 21:00 - 21:30
  • Ashtead Cricket Club

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Note time change 20.00-20.30

-  Introduction to the basic principles of sailing  - 

For novices wanting to know more before going cruising or racing

If you are new to sailing, this talk is ideal to show how a yacht harnesses the wind. Best to look at it in the comfort of the club bar before you are out of the water! This short talk covers:

  • The basic principles of sail power
  • Where the wind comes from and how we can harness it with a sail
  • The parts of the yacht that are important
  • What is involved in Tacking (changing direction driving into the wind)
  • Gybing (changing direction driving away from the wind)
  • How to get a feel for wind direction.

Starts at 8:00pm in the clubhouse and given by Ken Fifield - Chief Instructor.

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