Intermediate Sail Trim Quiz

This exercise will help you think through the relationship between your sails and the wind.

Once you become a master of the art of sail trim, the whole world of sailing will open up. You will be able to not only sail to any destination you choose, but sail there quickly and efficiently. Unlike a car, a sailboat has many moving parts that can be adjusted to better harness the wind and propel you through the water. As you learn the basic points of sail and how your sails will react in each, you will become a better sailor. As you take this brief quiz you will encounter various sail trim problems. This exercise will help you think through the relationship between your sails and the wind.

TIP: To become an expert on sail trim, we suggest that you take the North U Sail Trim and Boat Speed Masterclass.

Number of Questions: 14

Estimated Time: 15 minutes

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Lisa & Andy Batchelor
Lisa & Andy Batchelor

Captains Andy Batchelor and Lisa Batchelor Frailey are both life-long 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.

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