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Sails and Rigs

sails and rigs
ABOUT THE COURSE

This course delves deeper into the subject and provides in depth knowledge, focusing more on the construction process, servicing and surveying techniques which require additional knowledge and an upgrade in skills.

The online course consists of 1 module that must be completed within 6 months. The module consists of text and pictures to help you with your learning and 20 multiple choice questions which you are expected to pass by 70%.

On successful completion of the module you will be rewarded with a Certificate in ‘Sails and Rigs’.

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Module includes

    Section 1 – Sails
    Materials
  • Dacron
  • Spectra
  • Moulded Sails
  • 3DL
  • >PBO
  • Cuben Fibre
  • Spectra / Kevla
    Sail Inspection
  • Head Sails (Genoa, Jib, Stays’l
  • Main Sails (Main and Mizzen)
  • Spinnakers, Gennakers, Cruising chutes, Chicken chutes, Storm sails
    section 2 – Masts and Rigs
    Masts
  • Aluminium Masts
  • Carbon Fibre Masts
  • Wooden Masts
    Standing Rigging
  • Composite Standing Rigging
  • Stainless Steel, Brass and Galvani Zed Rig Fittings
  • Wire Standing Rigging
  • Rod Standing Rigging
  • Aluminium and Titanium Mast Fittings
Meet the Authors
Liam Dowling

Liam started his career on Maxi yachts and sailing superyachts in 1993 and specialised as a rigger in the crew onboard. Since then he has worked both as a specialist rigger ashore and as a Superyacht captain and crew worldwide. More recently Liam has been a project manager in charge of re-fit programs and a Marine Surveyor.

Gareth Griffiths

Gareth is from a solid dinghy racing background that translated well into yacht racing and professional crewing at top international events all over the world. He has been a sailor for ten years, working as a rigger for different yachts and race crews throughout his career. He has worked with many superyachts helping to improve systems and advise owners/captains on the products appropriate to their dream boats. Recently Gareth has set up his own small rigging company (The Notting Hill Rigging Company) specialising in progressing ergonomics, practicality and durability on all types of boat including top Olympic competitors, offshore and inshore race yachts and superyachts.

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