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Cruising sail in Madrid. Maneuvers Course

Port of departure: Embalse de San Juan
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The skipper: Luis
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This course taught at the San Juan Reservoir is especially indicated for those who, having a previous experience in cruising sailing, wish to deepen their knowledge. The participant will leave this day endowed with solid knowledge to be a competent crew member on board a sailing cruise.

We will start the day with a theoretical exposition on the distribution of functions and fundamental maneuvers. After a couple of theoretical notions, we will go into the water to explain the different balances on board and how to maintain them, we will review the controls of the sails and how they influence their performance, and we will sail to practice their influence on the boat.

Next, we will introduce the maneuvers related to stopping the boat and reducing rags in high wind environments.
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Activity dedicated to
  • Sailing course
  • Boat charter
  • Sailboat charter
  • Cursos de perfeccionamiento a vela
The program that we will follow will be the following

Distribution of functions on board

Balance on the boat. Transverse and longitudinal balance. Weight balance. The sail balance.

The jib. Jib controls. Your trim.

The biggest. Your controls. Trim of the major.

The tack by bow. Stages of the tack. Loss of speed.

Round tack. Jibe. The risk of the tacking aft. Phases of the round tack.

Rag reduction. Curls. Curling maneuver. Jib reduction. The peeling.

Stop and start of the boat. Take hold of the wind. Get to work. Lie to. Start from these three situations.

Dock entry / exit maneuver.
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Additional information
I will send the exact starting location in advance. Upon arrival and on board the necessary explanations for the development of the day will be given and we will go out to the water where we will develop the program.
appropriate clothing for the season.
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Port of departure
Embalse de San Juan
Reservoirs and rivers
The boat
Day cruise based on the San Juan Reservoir. It is an ideal boat for teaching due to its capacity and nobility of reactions, and for regattas in protected waters since its design, derived from the j80, makes it a fast and ventolinero boat. It is equipped with a spinaker maneuver, which gives it a good disposition for regattas.
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  • Model:Decision - 7,5
  • Capacity:8 spots
  • Length:7.50 m
  • Cabins:1
  • Year:2005
  • Bathrooms:0
  • Life jackets
  • Sounding line
Crew members
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Meet Luis, the skipper
54 reviews
Yacht captain and PPER with extensive experience in crossings and regattas. I enjoy sailing in almost any situation, relaxed on vacation or competitive of regattas. I do not care about the bad weather or sleep little or anywhere but I detest the problems of coexistence on board.
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20 users have rated this activity
  • Vela de Crucero en Madrid. Curso de Maniobras
    August 2020
    After a more detailed explanation (perhaps the time we were in the classroom could be reduced and part of the "agenda" to see it directly on the boat) of the documentation that had been sent to us a couple of days before by email (this gave us time to read it and that everything sounded to us), we went to the boat to practice what we had seen theoretically.

    Good atmosphere generated by the instructor (Queco), who explained each maneuver to be carried out in a simple and enjoyable way, and why. Very well also with the rest of the participants.

    A pity that there was little wind and we were wanting more.

    A good experience that I will certainly repeat!
  • Vela de Crucero en Madrid. Curso de Maniobras
    July 2020
  • Vela de Crucero en Madrid. Curso de Maniobras
    July 2020
    Level 2 sailing. It is impressive to have done the previous one before, because although I had the sailing rating made, it came in very handy to establish concepts and to continue learning in this course.
    Very didactic. Now for the third year.
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