Kites and Wires 1


To introduce you to the thrills and spills of sailing with spinnakers and trapezes.

Previous Knowledge

You will be expected to have completed or have experience equivalent to the Improving Skills course.


4 – 10 days.

Types of Boats

For this course you will be using sailing dinghies or catamarans equipped with spinnakers and trapezes. Keelboat sailors only use spinnakers. Except for Keelboat courses, boats used for spinnaker or trapeze may be different types.


Assessment is continuous throughout the course. However, your instructor may also choose to use a formal practical assessment of boat handling skills and a short written paper or oral interview in assessing your level of background knowledge.

Sailing Courses