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Depowering the Sail Plan for Spring Winds–April Social
April 22, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pmFree
How do I depower the sails when the sea breeze changes a 10 knot morning into a 20 knot afternoon?
Depowering the sail plan can make a blustery day in to an exciting, fun day on the water. You can make the argument that springtime is the best time of the year for sailing in Annapolis. We are blessed with a fairly consistent, strong sea breeze. Which provides some exhilarating sailing experiences.
What is a sea breeze?
I am glad you asked. We will discuss what causes a sea breeze in Annapolis. What conditions will likely encourage a sea breeze. How to predict the strength and direction the sea breeze will be.
What sail controls are most effective in depowering the sail plan?
We will also discuss how to use the outhaul, backstay and cunningham in harmony to either depower or power the boat up. In addition to sail controls we will explain the how and why of reefing. With key tips to make you reef successful and look good.
So join us Saturday the 22nd at for 4 pm!
Of course will will have snacks du jour and plenty of boat drinks to be had. So come for a sail during the day and have a cocktail and talk big wind, sounds like a great afternoon to me. If you plan to attend please RSVP below.