Whether you’re new to sailing or enjoy racing or cruising, we have created some useful worksheets on sail handling to help you make the most of your time on the water. All the worksheets listed below are available to download for free and and are part of the Equinox Sailing Manual.
A sailing boat is completely reliant on the wind – knowing the direction of the wind allows you to trim your sails and when to tack of gybe a boat.
Why and when do we tack? This sheet includes the calls commonly used on sailing boats.
Why and when do we gybe? This sheet includes the calls commonly used on sailing boats.
The basics on how to use tell tales and how to position your jib cars.
How to get the best from your main sail and what all the different controls do.
How to trim a symmetric spinnaker.
How to trim an asymmetric spinnaker.
Tacking, gybing, hoisting and dropping the spinnaker, the calls we use while racing.
Different types of boats use more or less headsails, we have a look at why some boats carry more head sails, and detail how to change them.
What it is and why we do it.