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.

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

Prerequisite: Basic Coastal Cruising 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 Santa Cruz 27′ 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.