American Sailing Association
Docking & Maneuvering webinar series Register now here…
This course is suitable for sailors of all levels who wish to improve maneuvering skills and docking techniques. Discover how a boat’s individual characteristics affect maneuverability under power, and how you can use those features to your advantage.
Assess the local variable conditions to decide upon and communicate a plan of action. You will learn how to use spring lines and transits to counter the effects of wind and current. Captains Andy and Lisa Batchelor will explore a number of techniques to overcome mooring and docking challenges, and discuss best practices for common and tricky situations. While the focus is on single-engine monohull sailboats, the theory and many techniques apply to all boats. Learn more Click here.
- Physical factors affecting maneuverability
- Using propwash, propwalk and propblast
- Impact of shaft drive vs sail drive on maneuvering
- Single or twin rudders – why it matters
- Understanding the variable factors
- Effects of wind & current
- Using transits
- Basic tools of the trade
- Practice drills: dockside, open water, limited space, close quarters
- Maneuvering for moorings
- Departing a slip
- Docking alongside
- Docking in a slip – bow first and stern first
- Transient slips
Join us Tuesday Oct 5th & Thursday Oct 7th, 2021 @ 4:30pm PDT / 7:30pm EDT.