Berkeley Yacht Club
One Seawall Drive
Berkeley, CA 94710
Speed wins races. The difference between mid-fleet and podium is just a couple percent. Get the critical increment of Fast at a North U Trim Seminar.
Boat Speed and Racing Trim Seminar:
– Full day seminar (9:00 am – 4:00 pm) with an experienced North U instructor.
– The latest in upwind trim and performance in all conditions.
– Symmetric and asymmetric spinnaker trim for better speed and control.
– Access the North U Sail Trim Simulator for home study and review. It’s the same Simulator we use to teach the course.
– North U Trim book available at a 20% discount!
– Risk Free Pre-Registration. Full refund if you cancel.
— Sign Up NOW.
North U. Boat Speed and Racing Trim
The North U Racing Trim Seminar is offered as a one-day course focusing on boat speed and sail trim.
Race and Win
Bicycles, bobsleds, sailboats. No matter what you race, you’ve got to be fast to win. If it’s sailboats you race, then the North U Trim Seminar is for you. North U Trim Seminars teach the latest in racing skills with an emphasis on practical, proven, real-world techniques that will help you win.
The difference between mid-fleet and podium, between good and great, between crossing and ducking, between holding a lane and fading away, is just a couple percent. Nothing huge, but the accumulation of many small things that add up to the margin of victory.
You will learn the fundamentals of upwind performance, plus advanced techniques that balance angle of attack, sail depth, and twist in both the main and jib in order to optimize speed and pointing in all conditions. Through animated graphics, photos, and video you will see how the champions do it.
Ready for some seminar prep? Click these pics to download the articles on Puff Response and Puff Response in Heavy Air from our downloads page. We’ll be covering these in the seminar.
In addition, the course covers the latest in spinnaker trim for both symmetric and asymmetric spinnakers. You’ll learn critical details in spinnaker shape, weight placement, helm balance, and trim that will allow you to sail faster, deeper, and with better control. And we cover non-spinnaker Jib & Main technique as well.
You are so close…
There’s no magic. A little here, a little there… It all adds up.
The exclusive North U Sail Trim Simulator models upwind trim and performance as never before. Years in development, the simulator uses the power of the North Sails Design Suite to model upwind trim and performance with unprecedented accuracy – in both the depiction of sail shape and performance data.
Adjust every control. View from every angle. Test in a full selection of wind speeds and sea states. See the results. Learn.
Use it at the seminar. Use it at home or on-board your boat and practice. Learn More.
North U Trim Book
Written by Bill Gladstone, the North U Trim Book covers every facet of sail trim, boat speed, and boat handling. It is the compliment to the acclaimed North U Racing Tactics. The new seventh edition (release date: October 2015) includes completely updated graphics in over 200 information packed pages. You’ll learn how to trim and shape control performance – upwind and downwind, for both symmetric and asymmetric spinnakers. Special sections on Trim Solutions solve the most baffling problems in performance. Excerpts have appeared in SAIL, Sailing World, and Yachting. You can add the Trim Book to your registration at a discount.
Not every great sailor is a good teacher. Our seminar leaders combine outstanding racing skills with years of teaching experience. The focus is on your sailing, not their sea stories. Bring your questions… Leave with speed.
Schedule and Locations
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Can’t make a seminar in your location? Try our Trim Webinar, available on-demand anytime.
Class Outline(Course runs from 9:00 – 4:00)
- The Racing Pyramid
- Performance Analysis
Upwind Sail Trim
- Theory in Brief
- Goal Oriented Trim
- Genoa Trim
- Mainsail Trim
- Target Boat speed
- Total Power Trim
- Trim, Speed, Balance
- Trim Solutions
Symmetric Spinnaker Trim
- Initial Spinnaker Trim
- Reaching Trim
- Running Trim
- Light Air Performance
- Heavy Air Control
- Pole Height & Spinnaker Shape
Asymmetric Spinnaker Trim
- Initial Asymmetric Trim
- Reaching Trim
- Running Trim
- Tackline Settings
- A Tactical Wizard