Docking & Maneuvering for Cruising SailboatsLearn how to master your maneuvering skills and dock like a pro in this online class for sailors of any skill level.
ONLINE CLASS OVERVIEW
- Physical factors affecting maneuverability
- Using propwash, propwalk and propblast
- Impact of shaft drive vs sail drive on maneuvering
- Single or twin rudders – why it matters
- Understanding the variable factors
- Effects of wind & current
- Using transits
- Basic tools of the trade
- Practice drills: dockside, open water, limited space, close quarters
- Maneuvering for moorings
- Departing a slip
- Docking alongside
- Docking in a slip – bow first and stern first
- Transient slips
- Tips for preparation and execution
- Downloadable PDF
- Note-taking Outline
- Recommended practice drills and tips
- Access to Kinetic Sailing docking videos
Andy and Lisa Batchelor
Captains Andy Batchelor and Lisa Batchelor Frailey are both lifelong sailors and retired military officers. Andy served in the Royal Air Force in aviation and intelligence, and Lisa served in the US Navy in aviation, meteorology, and oceanography – a combination of skills which have proved very useful to sailing and passagemaking.
They founded and operated Sail Solomons ASA school and charter base, receiving numerous awards for ASA Outstanding School and Outstanding Instructors. Andy and Lisa wrote ASA’s textbooks for Bareboat Cruising and Catamaran Cruising, and are the primary contributors to ASA’s Advanced Cruising and Seamanship text.
Cruising for seven years onboard their Passport 47 ZINGARO and Outbound 46 KINETIC, Andy and Lisa have made numerous coastal passages and ocean voyages, conducting cruising and passagemaking training while living aboard in exotic locations. They also organize and lead sailing flotillas on cruising catamarans and monohulls in the Caribbean. Andy and Lisa are regular speakers at Cruisers’ University and present live webinars including the ASA Marine Weather Course.
Andy and Lisa launched Kinetic Sailing to offer marine consulting, charter brokerage, instructional yacht deliveries, and tailored instruction with a global scope. They are USCG Captains, cruisers, instructors, analysts, and business owners with a wealth of experience in the sailing industry.
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