TAMESIS CLUB RYA TRAINING CENTRE
Trowlock Way, Broom Rd., Teddington TW11 9QY.
Course Plan for RYA Dinghy sailing with spinnakers
On four afternoons to be advised
Use of asymmetric and symmetric spis will be covered, if possible both types in practice
Sailing theory: understand concept of sailing on apparent wind, effect on performance of hull shape, heeling angle and trim; different spi rigs and how they are set up for different conditions
Rig different boats including spi and trapeze where fitted
Launch and recover boats with open transoms and/or racks
Sail as crew or helm doing hoist, gybe, and drop routines
Understand choice of best downwind course
Capsize recovery including spinnaker and also total inversion
Understand types of racing courses when spis will be used and types of boats commonly used
On completion a student will be able to:
Rig and sail boats using respectively, asymmetric and symmetric spinnakers
Demonstrate good boat handling and awareness skills at both helming and
crewing whilst flying a spi In moderate conditions
Control speed and direction whilst planing downwind (this may be theory only)
Sessions should last around five hours with a short break.
Order may have to be varied to suit weather/river conditions.