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Sail Training

Everyone gets some sail training onboard Trinovante. It is vital for safety and turns you into a useful member of the ships crew.

What level you take this to is entirely up to you. Many of our guest sailors are quite happy with the basic training level.

We have created this page on our web site for those who want to take things a bit further or want to have an understanding of how much further it is possible to take things. These resources help you become aware of how much and what there is to learn and to quantify how much you have already learned - which may surprise you..

This is a relatively new page. So far we have links to the 'Learn To Sail A Schooner Articles' written by John the skipper.
These articles mostly cover the planning of manoeuvres. While you are having a beer and enjoying the view after just having docked in a new port John, the skipper is already thinking about departure times, what the tide is going to be doing when we are due to leave, watching the wind and weather forecast amongst myriad other considerations.

For the 'Learn To Sail A Schooner Articles' we have now also created printable PDF's. Thanks to Jess for her input in revising these over summer 2014.

Along with several of our crews we are currently working on the 'SchoonerSail Training Log Book' and hope to have it online soon. Sign up for our 'Updates' to be emailed when this is available for download.

Learn To Sail A Schooner And Other Articles

Learn To Sail A Schooner No.1 spacer gifGetting Under Way From Anchor Under Sail
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Learn To Sail A Schooner No.2spacer gif Anchoring Under Sail on the Run
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Learn To Sail A Schooner No.3 spacer gifDocking And Undocking Using A Spring
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Flaking down mooring lines ready to dock.

Learn To Sail a Schooner No.4spacer gif Sailing Away From A Quay
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Learn To Sail a Schooner No.5spacer gif Sailing Away From A Quay with the Wind Aft
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Learn To Sail a Schooner No.6 spacer gifShort turning away from a quay
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Learn To Sail a Schooner No.7spacer gif Tacking
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Two of the crew with a guitar on the deck of the schooner Trinovante.

How To Tell A Ketch From A Schooner

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Hanging a halyard coil on the pin rail.