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This section of the SA Sailing Academy website contains various resources that may be useful to sailing instructors and sailing coaches.  We hope that the content will help and inspire you with your sailing instruction regardless of your discipline. Please register for free to access the Sailing Instructor Locker and all the resources that it contains.

The Sailing Instructors Locker contains resourses divided into the following categories.

Safety Boat Instructor
Dinghy Instructor
Keelboat Instructor
Multihull Instructor
Senior Instructor

Please visit back regularily as new resources will be added periodically.  If you have an awesome tool or idea that you would like to share with fellow sailing instructors please contact us so that we can add it to the Sailing Instructors Locker.


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.