Heavy Weather Sailing Weekend In The Solent

This heavy weather training weekend provides safe training for inshore sailors who are looking to extend their offshore and heavy weather sailing knowledge.

With any luck the weather will be foul but if the weather does not play ball there is plenty that can be covered.

You will have the opportunity to learn the theory behind heavy weather sailing and then apply it to practical techniques when on board.

Some of the heavy weather techniques you will cover include:
• Heaving to
• Lying a Hull
• Motoring and motor sailing
• Running barepoled
• Steaming warps or drogues
• Sea anchors
• Snugging down and pressing on

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Usually these weekends are conducted on one of our 40+ft yachts. They are thoroughly seaworthy and have some good heavy weather sailing kit on board.

Sometimes we use a Challenger 72. She is a very solid boat and great in heavy weather. She was built to sail the wrong way around the world - a feat it has achieved twice in the BT Global Yacht Race.

There will be a professional skipper on board who will ensure your safety and will give as much instruction as needed so that you the crew all come together to sail the boat as a team. You will take an active role in helping sail and run the boat.

The accommodation on the 40ft boats is in cabins/saloon. On the Challenger 72 it is arranged towards the stern of the boat.

Some of the heavy weather techniques you will cover include:

  • Heaving to
  • Lying a Hull
  • Motoring and motor sailing
  • Running barepoled
  • Streaming warps or drogues
  • Sea anchors
  • Snugging down and pressing on
  • Dates can be found at the bottom of this page.

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    Bring you own oilskin. If you do not we will supply.

    Sailing wellies

    Sleeping Bag, Pillow, Sheet.

    Warm sailing clothes, gloves, woolly hat etc

    Head torch

    Big smiles as one of our sailing school yachts enters Southampton Water in a Force 7.

    This gives a great example of how you safely learn under the guidance of a professional and experienced skipper. When that bad weather comes you'll be ready.


    Heavy Weather Sailing - Dates

    Dates
    Locations
    Format
    Price

    Heavy Weather Sailing starts 17 February
    Weekend
    £ 497
    Heavy Weather Sailing starts 17 February
    Weekend
    £ 497

    Heavy Weather Sailing starts evening 17 March
    Weekend
    £ 497
    Heavy Weather Sailing starts evening 24 March
    Weekend
    £ 497
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    London

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