Heavy Weather Sailing

Heavy Weather Training

If you are considering sailing offshore it is important that you know how to cope when the wind and seas increase.

These skills are best learnt in winds between F5 and F6, however as it impossible to predict when we will get strong winds in advance to run a course, so we advise that you look at mile builders or offshore racing to gain experience in all areas including how to cope when the wind increases.

Skills needed in heavy weather include 
How to steer in waves
Hove too
Reefing
Sailing downwind in stronger winds

 

Wondering what to do next?
Why not continue the RYA qualifications and complete the RYA Coastal/YachtMaster Theory
Already completed the Coastal/YachtMaster Theory, have a look at our dates for the Coastal Skipper Practical course.
Have a taste for sailing and would like some more experience? Why not come mile building with us?
Fancy something a little faster? Why not come out racing or on a race training course?

Learn more about our skipper and crew development courses.

RYA One Day Courses
RYA VHF Course
RYA First Aid
RYA Diesel Engine Maintenance
RYA Sea Survival Course
Learn more about the One Day Courses we offer.

If you have any other question please contact us or check out our FAQ page.