Course Reports

See how the main sail sets


Pic is not Wild Spirit but I have put the main sail back on ready for re-starting Milebuilder sailing out of Plymouth.
We have a fully battened main which makes bending on the sail singlehanded an interesting task. One of the tricks is to use a sail tie from the headboard to hold up the slugs as they go into the track, this means you can get all of the slugs in but only have about 1.5 m of sail exposed to the wind. This technique comes from experience and it is the sort of thing you learn on a Mile building sailing course.
Depending on the weather and trip you may also get several qualifying passages towards RYA YachtMaster and if you are ready for it the chance to skipper one or more.

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