Catamaran Sailing Confidence Clinic
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This Catamaran Sailing Confidence Clinic is for you if
You're going to be sailing catamarans on a bareboat yacht charter vacation
The Catamaran Sailing Confidence Clinic is presented in three modules in English and in French
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This is an online course and test viewable in your browser window. You will also be able to download a PDF version to print or view on your iPad or tablet.
just $39 $27
You can also download the Catamaran Sailing Confidence Course Material from our Sailing Apps store via iTunes (the certifying test is accessed separately via our NauticEd testing app for extra investment or buy here using the promocode given to you inside the Catamaran App).
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Sailing a large catamaran is not really too much different from sailing a monohull but catamaran sailing has a few tricks and nuances that you ought to know first especially if you're going on a bareboat yacht charter with a catamaran.
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You'll invest about 3 hours of your time to gain this Catamaran Charter Endorsement to your NauticEd Sailing Certificate. The cost of the sailing course is just
$39 ( for a limited introductory period it is $27). Once you've finished the clinic you'll have complete confidence that you can transition your existing monohull sailing skills to sailing a catamaran. And if you're going on a bareboat yacht charter, yacht charter companies will be more inclined to accept your charter request with a Catamaran Sailing Endorsement on your Sailing Certification.
You'll learn the tricks of sailing a catamaran and maneuvering a catamaran so that you'll know what to do in potentially dangerous situations. The information contained will make sailing a catamaran much more enjoyable and less stressful that first time out and you'll have the confidence that maneuvering a catamaran is now easily with in your abilities, especially after you've play the Catamaran Maneuvering sailing game contained within the lesson.
As with all NauticEd sailing lessons, you can return as many times as you like to brush up on sailing a catamaran skills and if you're not completely satisfied, we'll happily refund your investment. Feel free to contact NauticEd Sailing School at any time.
The Catamaran Sailing Confidence Clinic was co-authored by several experts in sailing catamarans through out the world: Nick Harvey of Lagoon Catamarans and Captain Grant Headifen, 50 Ton USCG Master Mariner and Director of Education for NauticEd. Additional guidance and input was provided by George Day, Publisher of Blue Water Sailing Magazine and Multihull Quarterly Magazine.
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Excerpt from the course
And if there wasn't enough advantages to sailing a catamaran here is another.
The mainsail traveler on a catamaran is significantly longer than on a cruising monohull. Thus you can take real advantage of this. The mainsail can now be adjusted in 2 different ways: using the traveler line or by adjusting the mainsheet.
When sailing close hauled on a catamaran in heavier air, move the traveler up wind (on the opposite side of the sail) and let off on the main sheet. This will allow the boom to rise a little and "twist out" the top of the sail. Twisting the sail out "deflates" the top of the sail and should be done in the case of slightly stronger winds. In light air, make sure that the top of the mainsail is not “loosing air” meaning, keep the traveler close to the center and tighten the mainsheet to make sure the main cannot open up at the top.
As soon as the breeze kicks up, bring your traveler up a bit more and ease the mainsheet so that the boom does not come past center point.
Once out sailing you'll be able to dispel one of the biggest "myths" surrounding catamarans because modern cats actually do do point pretty well!!
The flatter the water, the better they will point and it'll be possible to sail in the high 30’s degrees off the wind and if your cat has the genoa tracks up on the coach roof, you will have a nice tight sheeting angle allowing you to go upwind comfortably.
As soon as you bear away from the wind slightly, you will want to bring the mainsail traveler down to leeward and start easing the mainsail (similar to a monohull).
Thinking about bareboat yacht charter with a catamaran? Register now for the Catamaran Sailing Confidence Clinic. Money back Guarantee - if you don't like it - no questions just your money back.
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