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Performance Sailing Seminars at Sail Dallas

Cruising Along at Hull Speed!

Cruising Along at Hull Speed!

We distinguish Technical Sailing from Competitive Sailing because making the boat sail efficiently is a primary goal of almost any sailor; weekender, cruiser, and racer.

These Seminars are targeted for any sailor looking to concentrate on their technical sailing skills beyond the basic sailing level.

Obviously, racers will want to maximize their boat speed in a competitive environment.

But sailig techniques are important for cruisers too. Techniques like “balancing the helm” are imperative. Many cruisers may use auto-pilots. But an auto-pilot should never be steering a helm the helmsman wouldn’t steer themselves.

Even for the weekend sailor, correct sailing techniques cause less stress on the boat as well as the person at the helm.

And the boat, sailing correctly, feels much more comfortably as it moves through the water.

We offer two Technicial Sailing Seminars:

  • Sail Trim Seminar
  • Cruising Spinnakers Seminar

Sailing Fast & Efficient

Sailing Fast & Efficient

Sail Trim Seminar

Prerequisites:

Basic Sailing Knowledge (i.e. US SAILING or ASA Basic Sailing Certification …or equivalent)

Course Description:

This is one of a series of Intermediate Keelboat Sailing Seminars offered. It assumes proficiency at the Basic Keelboat Sailing level.

The entire seminar is only 4 hours and there is no classroom required.

This is where you will build upon the sail trim foundation you already have.

We will review Basic Sail Trim.

We concentrate on sail trim for Upwind Sailing and Downwind Sailing.

Explore techniques such as Draft Position, Leach tension, Powering & De-Powering the Main (mainsheet, outhaul, cunningham, boomvang, traveler, & backstay), Powering & De-Powering the Jib (fairlead position and jib sheets).

Topics include:

  • Upwind & Downwind Sailing
  • Powering & De-Powering Main & Jib Sails
  • Sail Controls: Outhaul, Cunningham, Boomvang, Sheets, & Traveler position
  • Jib fairlead position

Certification:

Upon successful completion you will receive our Intermediate Sail Trim Seminar certification (Sailing 102.3).

Course Length:

4 hours on-the-water (no classroom, no written quiz).

Pricing & Scheduling:

$199 per person

Schedule: Call 214-215-SAIL/7245


Now, That is Cruising in Style!

Now, That is Cruising in Style!

Cruising Spinnakers Seminar

Ever looked over and said “that spinnaker looks fun”? This is your course to take! The course is designed to get you familiar with a spinnaker. …a Cruising Spinnaker!

A Cruising Spinnaker is indeed a real spinnaker. However, it is simplified for ease of use and for short-handed crews. With the aid of an auto pilot, it is possible to handle a cruising spinnaker with just one or two people.

Prerequisites:

Basic Sailing Knowledge

Course Description:

The entire seminar is only 4 hours and there is no classroom required.

Topics include:

  • Snuffers
  • Rigging
  • Deployment
  • Gybing
  • Dousing
  • Spinnaker furlers
  • Troubleshooting
  • Sailing angles of spinnakers
  • Sail selection
  • Distance sailing with spinnakers

Pricing & Scheduling:

$199 per person

Schedule: Call 214-215-SAIL/7245

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Call us at 214-215-SAIL/7245 to sign up. If you have any questions, please call.


Performance Sailing!

Performance Sailing!

Already a Competitive Sailor with a crew?

We offer Racing Clinics just for you

Sail Dallas Performance Sailing comes to you! A clinic can weld together a boat, team, fleet or club like nothing else and is structured to keep the sailing season alive all year. Whether for your whole fleet of just one boat, instruction should be given consideration where skill levels, participation or enthusiasm need a strong boost.

Private or Group Lessons

We offer top-notch, professional instruction aboard our boats or yours. We will custom tailor the curriculum to meet your specific goals, and maintain flexible schedules which will accommodate your needs. With a fleet of on the water J/24’s, we are ready when you are.


A Fleet of J/24 Sailboats Available for Rent/Lease

For accomplished sailors, we invite you to rent/lease our J/24’s, sail with us, and develop your sailing skills! Call us at 214-215-SAIL (7245) to discuss your options.

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