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Are you confused about sail trim? How many times have you wondered what sail trim is needed for a particular wind condition and point of sail?

 

Don Guillette's mods and upgrades on his Catalina 30

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The proper sail controls make sail trim adjustment easy and effortless.

Don Guillette's mods and upgrades on his Catalina 30

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Can you recognize twist?

 

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Do you know how draft position and draft depth (Belly) interact?

NOTE: Black mark by Don's right hand represent 50% draft position.

 

Don Guillette's mods and upgrades on his Catalina 30

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Do you know how the mainsheet and traveler work together?

 

Don Guillette's mods and upgrades on his Catalina 30

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Why mess with the main halyard when cunningham is easier and quicker to use?

 

 

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Do you know on which point of sail the boom vang is most effective?

 

Don Guillette's mods and upgrades on his Catalina 30

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Do you understand why bending the mast actually flattens the sail? Learn when and when not to bend the mast.

 

Don Guillette's mods and upgrades on his Catalina 30

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Learn why the outhaul is one of the most important mainsail trim controls. It adjusts the bottom 2/3 of the mainsail and seldom used by most sailors.

 

 

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Can you read your telltails and do you understand what jib trim adjustment they are telling you to make?

 

Don Guillette's mods and upgrades on his Catalina 30

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The Garhauer E-Z Glide adjustable geneo car system makes adjusting your jib a snap.

Don Guillette's mods and upgrades on his Catalina 30

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Learn how this simple devise (jib cunningham) makes trimming the jib so much easier than adjusting the jib halyard.

 

 

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Do you have inside fairlead tracks? Do you know how to use a Barberhauler and obtain the efficency this simple device can provide?

 

Don Guillette's mods and upgrades on his Catalina 30

 

 

 

Don Guillete conducts a 3 hour intensive classroom seminar on sail trim. The material is presented in a simple to understand manner using a fully rigged Pond sailboat to demonstrate key points plus a large number of diagrams and handout.

 

The course subject material is presented in four sections. In SECTION ONE, he defines and completely explains the items that are being adjusted on a sailboat, which are draft depth, draft position, twist and angle of attack. He calls these items THE FOUR ELEMENTS OF SAIL TRIM. Once everyone completely understands these elements, he moves on to SECTION TWO. In section two, he identifies all the sail trim controls for the mainsail (there are 8) and jib (there are 6) that are used to adjust the four elements of sail trim. In SECTION THREE he demonstrates, using a fully rigged Pond sailboat plus diagrams and handouts, what happen to EACH of the four elements of sail trim when you ease or trim EACH sail trim control for the mainsail and jib. In SECTION FOUR, he identifies the proper trim adjustment for EACH sail trim control on the mainsail and jib for EACH point of sail and WIND CONDITION. At this point you not only know what particular sail trim adjustment is needed for a particular point of sail and wind condition but you also know exactly why that adjustment is needed.

Strategically placed throughout the presentation, there are discussions concerning crew position plus the procedures used to set twist and a step-by-step procedure used to properly trim the jib and mainsail. There is an extensive discussion on reading telltails.

Class handouts consist of his book "The Sail Trim Users Guide" and "The Sail Trim Chart". The Chart tells you WHAT sail trim adjustments to make and the Book tells you WHY you are making a particular sail trim adjustment. In addition, you receive a mainsail I jib quick reference sheet, which tells at a glance the sail trim controls that are used adjust the four elements of sail trim for the mainsail and jib. You also receive a telltail reference chart plus a quick reference sheet, which outlines the duties of the jib trimmer. Another quick reference sheet outlines the duties of the mainsheet / traveler position.

He guarantees that after completing his 3 hour seminar, you will know more about sail trim than 75% of the sailors worldwide. If your not 100% satisfied with the seminar, he will refund your money and you can keep all the seminar material.

 

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