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Sailing Academy

A Sailing Academy is the perfect introduction to the world of sailing.  A good Sailing Academy combines great sail training instruction and confidence boosting practical experience with the thrill of sailing through the water almost immediately.

Learn to Sail in SA

From dinghies to keelboats

Sailing is one of the most empowering activities - being out on the water, in a boat, sometimes alone, enhances personal growth and development like few other sports.

Sailing teaches independence, self-confidence, and resourcefulness while conquering fears and learning a life sport. As a sport that values "determined, focused, and smart" over "bigger, faster, stronger," sailing is particularly empowering for women.

Sailing Academy Newsletter

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Why You Should Learn How to Sail

Sailing is a recreational pursuit, hobby or sport that can last you a lifetime. It's something that people of any age, ability, or gender can learn, excell in and enjoy. It's one of those pastimes that really is open to everybody and its a whole lot of fun!

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The Value of a Sailing Academy

If you're considering learning to sail and don't know what to expect from a Sailing Academy, set your expectations very high. A good certified Sailing Academy will be a whole lot of fun, often thrilling, thoroughly educational, and totally empowering.

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Sailing Academy Articles - Sailing Instructor Blog

  •   28 Sep 2017  

    Perfecting Your Tacks & Gybes

    Smooth tacks and error free gybes are critical if you are to win the race.  It is imperative that you practice your tacks and gybes at every opportunity in all wind strengths, I suggest that you put aside an hour per on-the-water training day to complete 50 tacks and 50 gybes, tacking or gybing every 30 seconds.
  •   19 Sep 2017  

    Racing With A Gennaker

    Modern racing dinghies all use asymmetric spinnakers or gennakers providing thrilling high speed reach-to-reach racing on the downwind leg using the apparent wind. Unlike symetrical spinnakers, the gennaker has its clew attached to a continuous sheet while the tack is attached to a pole that is pulled out from the bow when the gennaker is hoisted & retracted when the gennaker is dropped.
  •   07 Sep 2017  

    Using The Wind To Your Best Advantage

    As sailors it is the wind that drives our boats forward and round the race course, to be competitive we need to be sure to use it to our best advantage at all times.  It requires intense concentration and perfect sail trim to maintain your boat speed through the gusts, lulls and windshifts around the racecourse.