Learn Sail Trimming Concepts from Captain Lenny Lipton

When:
July 10, 2013 @ 11:30 pm – July 11, 2013 @ 1:00 am
2013-07-10T23:30:00+00:00
2013-07-11T01:00:00+00:00
Where:
Croton Point Park - Nature Center
1 Croton Point Avenue
Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520
USA
Cost:
FREE
Contact:
Chris Grieco

Boat captain and sailing instructor, Lenny Lipton, will discuss “Sail Trimming” on Wednesday, July 10 at 7:30PM  in the Nature Center at Croton Point Park. Admission is FREE and open to the public, with a potluck supper at 6:30PM.

Whether you are a novice, intermediate sailor, or a middle-of-the-pack racer, come and learn sail trimming concepts from Captain Lenny Lipton, that will allow you to maximize your sailing performance. Most people assume that there is an ideal trim setting for every given sailing situation. This is theoretically true but, it involves balancing many factors according to conditions and performance goals.

Topics include:

  • Overview of objectives and trim fundamentals
  • Sail controls and upwind headsail shaping
  • Mainsail shaping
  • How to adjust for conditions and rig control
  • Where apparent wind comes into play
  • Helm/sail feedback
  • Spinnaker shaping (symmetrical and asymmetrical)

Ferry Sloops’ monthly meetings are held at the Nature Center in Croton Point Park on the first Wednesday of each month. Our potluck supper begins at 6:30PM, followed by our meeting at 7:00PM and guest (speaker or musician) at 7:30PM. The meetings are open to all current members and non-members interested to learn more about Ferry Sloops.

For more information, please visit the Ferry Sloops website at http://www.ferrysloops.org

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