Sail Trim Webinar

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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 Webinar.

Boat Speed and Racing Trim Webinar:
– Four Session Course lead by North U Director Bill Gladstone
– Available Live and as On-Demand Recording
– Sign up for single sessions or the full series
– Attend LIVE and Review the RECORDINGS for months
– Available On-Demand if you cannot attend live

Curriculum
– The latest in upwind trim and performance in all condition
– Symmetric and asymmetric spinnaker trim for better speed and control
– North U Trim book available by mail

Course Topics & Schedule
All Live Sessions 7:00 – 9:00 pm EDT (2300 GMT – 0100 GMT+1)
Session 1 – Tuesday, May 5: Upwind Trim (Part 1)
Session 2 – Thursday, May 7: Upwind Trim (Part 2)
Session 3 – Tuesday, May 12: Symmetric Spinnaker Trim
Session 4 – Thursday, May 14: Asymmetric Spinnaker Trim

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North U Risk Free Pre-Registration. Full refund if you cancel.


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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 Webinar.

Boat Speed and Racing Trim Webinar:
– Four Session Course lead by North U Director Bill Gladstone
– Available Live and as On-Demand Recording
– Sign up for single sessions or the full series
– Attend LIVE and Review the RECORDINGS for months
– Available On-Demand if you cannot attend live

Curriculum
– The latest in upwind trim and performance in all condition
– Symmetric and asymmetric spinnaker trim for better speed and control
– North U Trim book available by mail!

Course Topics & Schedule
All Live Sessions 7:00 – 9:00 pm EDT (2300 GMT – 0100 GMT+1)
Session 1 – Tuesday, May 5: Upwind Trim (Part 1)
Session 2 – Thursday, May 7: Upwind Trim (Part 2)
Session 3 – Tuesday, May 12: Symmetric Spinnaker Trim
Session 4 – Thursday, May 14: Asymmetric Spinnaker Trim

Sign Up NOW
North U Risk Free Pre-Registration. Full refund if you cancel.

North U. Boat Speed and Racing Trim
The North U Racing Trim Webinar is a four session 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 Webinar is for you. North U Trim Webinars teach the latest in racing skills with an emphasis on practical, proven, real-world techniques that will help you win. Even if you never race the webinar will teach you how sail faster and with better control in all conditions.


Championship Performance
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.

Upwind Trim
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.

Upwind Trim Simulator – 10 knots TWS

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.

Click the pics to download these articles for seminar prep…

Downwind too
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.

Symmetric Spinnaker Trim
The rules of initial spinnaker trim are just that: initial trim. From there we can change spinnaker shape, performance, and control through changes in pole position and pole height. You’ll learn reaching techniques for better shape in light, moderate, and heavy air conditions for close, beam, and broad reaching. You’ll also learn critical details in running spinnaker shape, weight placement, helm balance, and trim that will allow you to sail faster, deeper, and with better control.

Asymmetric Spinnaker Trim
Asymmetric spinnakers – so simple, so complex. The simplicity of asymmetrics, with a fix sprit, makes it tricky to optimize performance over the full range of wind angles and wind speeds. With so few controls, what can you do? In a word: Plenty.
Asymmetric Reaching Trim seems easy – but great asymmetric speed at all angles involves adjusting shape and technique to suit the conditions, boat, and sail…
Asymmetric Running Trim is particularly tricky, as you can’t square the pole back. We teach techniques that will allow you to sail faster, deeper, and with better control. We’ll explain how changes in tack height, sheet trim, lead position, weight placement and helming provide nuanced but critical improvements to performance. We’ll also explore the opportunities, advantages, pitfalls, and techniques of wing-and-wing asymmetric sailing.

You are so close…
There’s no magic.  A little here, a little there… It all adds up.


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 seventh edition includes 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.

Bill Gladstone
North U Director Bill Gladstone has been teaching sailing and racing for decades. The author of the North U Performance Racing Trim and Performance Racing Tactics books and creator of the North U Seminars and Webinars, graduates of Bill’s programs are racing and winning in fleets the world over.
Bring your questions… Leave with speed.

Session Outlines (Sessions runs from 7:00 – 9:00pm EDT; 2300 GMT – 0100 GMT+1)

Session 1: Upwind Trim – Part 1

 

  • Theory in Brief
  • Sail Power
  • Angle of Attack, Depth, Twist
  • Total Power
  • Mix of Power
  • Sail Controls
  • Genoa Trim
  • Mainsail Trim

 

Session 2: Upwind Trim – Part 2

 

  • Trim, Speed, Balance
  • Moderate Air Trim
  • Light Air Trim
  • Heavy Air Trim
  • Puff Response
  • Performance Problems/ Trim Solutions

 

Session 3: Symmetric Spinnaker Trim

 

  • Initial Spinnaker Trim
  • Pole Height & Spinnaker Shape
  • Pole Position & Spinnaker Shape
  • Reaching Trim
  • Running Trim
  • Light Air Performance
  • Moderate Air Speed
  • Heavy Air Control
  • Puff Response
  • Driver / Trimmer – or is it Trimmer / Driver?

 

Session 4: Asymmetric Spinnaker Trim

 

  • Asymmetric Design & Shape
  • Initial Asymmetric Trim
  • Tackline Settings
  • Reaching Trim
  • Running Trim
  • Puff Response
  • Driver / Trimmer – or is it Trimmer / Driver?
  • Planing!!!

 

 

Event Details

Start date: May 05, 2020

End date: May 05, 2020

Start time: 07:00 p.m.

End time: 09:00 p.m.

Email: info@northu.com

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