QUANTUM SAILS CRUISING TIPS
IMPORTANT SKILLS TO KEEP FRESH
Quantum experts share their list of less common skills to keep fresh for when you really need them.
It’s not only important that your skipper has a handle on this maneuver but also that the rest of the team does as well.
STEERING WITH THE SAILS
Whether it’s because you’ve lost your rudder or need to check if your sail trim is in balance, knowing how to steer your boat with the sails is a valuable skill.
It’s not uncommon for the weather to change the moment you hit the race course. Know how to best manage headsail changes and practice tack and in-line changes. DEPOWERING YOUR SAILS When the wind comes up, do you know what to do to keep your boat flat? Make sure your crew knows their roles and what they need to do.
PUTTING IN A REEF
No one’s having fun when the leeward rail is dragging in the water. Assign roles and practice the process.
SAILING TO A MOORING AND ANCHORING
Whether you’re heading for an overnight trip or for a daysail to a sandbar to swim, the last thing you want is not to be able to find and hook up to the mooring or not have the skills to anchor.
CHECKING THE RIG TUNE
Even if you don’t tune your rig for each sail, know how check it throughout the season and adjust as needed.
Read more about these skills and more on Quantumsails.com.