High summer sailing and exploring in the Orkney Islands
John, Trinovante’s skipper started writing these articles after some Trinovante Crew asked for more information on the fundamentals of schooner handling. None of these articles are invented theory. John has simply written about specific situations that have arisen.
Seafaring is an ongoing learning process and John cautions against set piece manoeuvres. You need a plan but it needs to be flexible because things don’t always go according to plan.
Sail Training involves learning HOW to safely handle ropes, some basic knots and using winches among other things. The WHY is so that we can carry out manoeuvres under sail or power.
Full knowledge of the WHY is not essential – dip into these Learning To Sail articles as you will.