ASA  &  North U  Join  Forces

to present a series of LIVE Sail Trim Webinars

Why North U?

Since 1980 North U has been the most prestigious organization in performance sailing education in the world. ASA has chosen North U to meet the needs of its members who desire taking their sailing to the highest levels. Their programs offer the latest in sailing techniques in an engaging interactive format that makes the course fun and effective.

Why attend a webinar?

Bicycles, bobsleds, sailboats. No matter what you race, you’ve got to be fast to win. If it’s sailboats you race, or cruise, then the North U Sail Trim Live Webinars are for you. They teach the latest in sailing skills with an emphasis on practical, proven, real-world techniques that will help you sail faster.

What Will I Learn?

The North U Sail Trim & Boat Speed Webinars cover sail trim on all points of sail. Upwind topics include jib trim, mainsail trim and helming. Downwind courses cover symmetric and asymmetric spinnakers as well as tips for those who sail under jib and main only.

FULL Course Outline

Boat Speed & Sail Trim Webinars

Sailing UPWIND

Sailing efficiently upwind - against the force that drives us - is a marvel of modern design. The North U Trim Course provides fundamental understanding of the forces behind upwind sailing as well as nuances of trim to optimize upwind performance.

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Upwind topics include mainsail and jib trim, helming, and a special Trim Solutions section to solve the most baffling problems in upwind performance. The Trim curriculum shows how angle of attack, depth, and twist combine to control upwind power, and how to change trim to improve performance. The interactive Sail Trim Simulator allows you to see how changes in sail controls change sail shape and performance, while video clips show real life trim and performance technique.

Sailing DOWNWIND

Sailing downwind is easy. Optmizing downwind performance is tricky. Downwind sections of the Trim Course cover both symmetric and asymmetric spinnakers and show how the coordinated efforts of the full team provide subtle but critical improvements in downwind performance.

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You’ll learn how to control and optimize spinnaker shape with refinements that take you beyond the basics. You’ll also learn how to coordinate trim, helm, and crew weight to sail faster, deeper, and with more control.

We also cover differences in design and trim technique that distinguish symmetric and asymmetric trim. Plus we cover non-spinnaker trim for those who like to sail under Jib and Main only.

Fast Faster Fastest

The differences between good and great trim, between OK and fast boat speed, are small and nuanced. Kick your speed up a notch with the ASA / North U Sail Trim Courses.

COMPLETE LIST OF TOPICS

  • Upwind Sail Trim
    • Theory in Brief
    • Goal Oriented Trim
    • Angle of Attack, Depth, and Twist
  • Genoa Trim
    • Lead the Boat Upwind
    • Total Power Trim
    • Genoa Shape and Controls
    • Power, Angle of Attack, Depth, and Twist
    • Trim, Speed, Balance
    • Target Boat Speed
    • Matching Trim to Conditions
    • Coordinating Trim to the Helm
  • Wing & Wing Trim
    • Pole Position and Air Flow
    • Sailing Angles
    • Leeward Pole Reaching
  • Mainsail Trim
    • Follow the Leader
    • Trim, Speed, Balance
    • Total Power Trim
    • Mainsail Shape and Controls
    • Power, Angle of Attack, Depth, and Twist
    • Target Boat Speed
    • Trimming to Point
    • Trim for Speed
    • Wave vs Smooth Water Trim
  • Trim Solutions
    • Performance Problems/Trim Solutions
    • Pointing
    • Speed
    • Light Air
    • Heavy Air
    • Chop
    • Binary Power
  • Conclusion
    • A Tactical Wizard
  • Spinnaker Trim
    • Initial Spinnaker Trim
    • Reaching Trim
    • Running/VMG Trim
    • Light Air & Heavy Air Technique
    • Pole adjustment
    • Helming
  • Asymmetrical Spinnaker Trim
    • Initial Asymmetric Trim
    • Reaching Trim
    • Running/ VMG Trim
    • Light Air & Heavy Air Technique
    • Tackline Trim
    • Helming
  • Helmsmanship
    • Target Boat Speed
    • Trim, Speed, Balance
    • Steer by the Telltales
    • Do NOT steer by the Telltales
    • Calling Trim from the Helm

About Bill Gladstone

Bill Gladstone is the director of education at North U and author of the North U Trim and North U Tactics and North U Cruising books and webinars. Bill has been teaching sailing for over 40 years. Graduates of his seminars and clinics are sailing with confidence and winning races the world over.

In this program Bill distills his decades of experience into four 2-hour sessions covering every facet of sail trim and boat speed.

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"Thanks for your interest in our Sail Trim and Boat Speed Webinar. This program includes 8 hours of training on every facet of trim. We start with upwind trim and fundamentals of how sails work. Next we explain the sources of sail power and the impact of each sail control on sail shape and performance using our 3D models and exclusive North U Sail Trim Simulator.

The difference between good trim and great trim is matching sail trim to conditions. This program offers nuanced detail on refinements in trim to match changing wind conditions and also differences in sea state. In our downwind sections we also detail differences in reaching and running trim. The session on symmetric spinnakers explains refinements in trim to create a more stable, faster and easier to control shape; and how to find proper downwind angles The asymmetric spinnaker session shows how to sail deep with an asymmetric spinnaker on a fixed tack. There’s also coverage of jib and main trim downwind and clever ideas on whisker pole use for optimum jib and main performance. "

- Bill Gladstone, North U Director

Live Webinars vs Online Courses

You might be wondering the difference between these live webinars and the online courses that can be found on our Teachable. The biggest advantage of attending a live webinar is that you can participate in the interactive QA sessions that happen during the webinar where you can get feedback or ask Bill questions.

Testimonials

"Great fun and hugely informative. Fantastic mix of simulator, slides, video, replays and drawing on still shots for clarification. Information unpacked nicely to be accessible, relatable, and memorable."
Anonymous, Canada
"The webinar was very well done, the audio and video were very clear, the content was meaningful."
Pam M, Canada
"Great content and video quality was great throughout the presentation."
Anonymous, Ohio
"The animations and graphics and video were super helpful. I would highly recommend this course for any sailor, whether cruiser or racer."
Gary B, Oregon
"Absolutely fantastic, well worth the money and happy I attended."
Jim H, California

North U Sail Trim Webinar Package

includes all 4 live webinars that cover sail trim on all points of sail.

 

North U Sail Trim Webinar Package

Save $15 and get 30-days access to the Upwind Sail Trim live webinars along with both Symmetric and Asymmetric Spinnaker Trim webinars. ASA Members also have the opportunity to save even more!

Full Price$160

Complete Package$145

ASA Member Price$120See The Details

ASA Member Discount

Save 25% ~ Regular Price $160, ASA Member Price $120

ASA Members in good standing can save 25% when purchasing the complete North U Sail Trim Webinar Package. Simply lookup the promo code on the Member Benefits page inside the ASA Member Portal and apply it by clicking "Add Coupon" checkout.

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Individual Webinars

This sail trim course is also available in 4 LIVE sessions

December 1, 2020
@ 4PM PST / 7PM EST

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Upwind Sail Trim (Part 1)

  • Theory in Brief
  • Sail Power
  • Angle of Attack, Depth, Twist
  • Total Power
  • Mix of Power
  • Sail Controls
  • Genoa Trim
  • Mainsail Trim
  • Trim, Speed, Balance
  • Performance Problems / Trim Solutions
$40

2-Hour Live Session

December 3, 2020
@ 4PM PST / 7PM EST

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Upwind Sail Trim (Part 2)

  • Theory in Brief
  • Sail Power
  • Angle of Attack, Depth, Twist
  • Total Power
  • Mix of Power
  • Sail Controls
  • Genoa Trim
  • Mainsail Trim
  • Trim, Speed, Balance
  • Performance Problems / Trim Solutions
$40

2-Hour Live Session

December 8, 2020
@ 4PM PST / 7PM EST

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Symmetric Spinnaker Trim

  • Initial Spinnaker Trim
  • Pole Height & Spinnaker Shape
  • Pole Position & Spinnaker Shape
  • Reaching Trim
  • Running Trim
  • Light Air Performance
  • Moderate Air Speed
  • Heavy Air Control
  • Puff Response
$40

2-Hour Live Session

December 10, 2020
@ 4PM PST / 7PM EST

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Asymmetric Spinnaker Trim

  • Asymmetric Design & Shape
  • Initial Asymmetric Trim
  • Tackline Settings
  • Reaching Trim
  • Running Trim
  • Puff Response
  • Driver / Trimmer – or is it Trimmer / Driver?
  • Planing!!!
$40

2-Hour Live Session