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Spinnaker Course

$400 per person | 10:00pm-4:00pm Saturday - Sunday



*Please note that we need at least 3 students signed up to confirm a class. Private instruction is available, please call our office at 831-423-7245 to discuss options. Students must be at least 18 years old or must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Format: Two consecutive days, (Saturday & Sunday), 10:00am-4:00pm

Prerequisite: Basic Keelboat or permission from staff.


This two-day course introduces the student to the basics of spinnaker handling and more performance-oriented sailing. You’ll learn advanced upwind sail trim, how to set, trim, jibe and douse symmetrical spinnakers, safety techniques and broach avoidance and recovery. This course is taught on our J-22 foot performance sailboat.


About Us

Pacific Sailing is an accredited American Sailing Association sailing school and yacht charter company with a fleet of 10 sailing yachts from 27-46 feet. We offer all levels of sailing instruction, Team Building Regattas, Skippered Charters, and Bareboat Charters.