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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

Session 1

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

Session 2

Rig different boats including spi and trapeze where fitted

Launch and recover boats with open transoms and/or racks

Session 3

Sail as crew or helm doing hoist, gybe, and drop routines

Understand choice of best downwind course

Session 4

Capsize recovery including spinnaker and also total inversion

Understand types of racing courses when spis will be used and types of boats commonly used

Course outcome

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.

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