Heavy Weather Training

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, 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

  • How to steer in waves
  • Heaving to
  • Reefing
  • Sailing downwind in stronger winds

Wondering what to do next?

Why not continue the RYA qualifications and complete the RYA Coastal/Yachtmaster Theory course.

Why not continue your RYA qualification and attend a RYA Coastal Skipper course.

Want to experience night sailing and watch systems? Why not join us on one of our mile builders.

Fancy something a little faster? Why not come out racing or on a race training course?

Learn more about the skipper and crew development courses we offer.

RYA Specialist Courses

Learn more about the Specialist Courses we offer.

Further Information

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