strongwind cours

safe sailing in strong winds


Sailbox offers two- and three-day strong wind courses with professional coaches.
The courses take place in cooperation with the Sail & Sports sailing school and the Lake of Uri performance centre.



The course includes the following topics:


  • safe and experienced sailing in more than 16kn wind
  • Controlling the balance and heel of the yacht with rudder and mainsail
  • Steering a tack & gybe in a round and controlled manner (in relation to the change of sides & heel)
  • Communicate intentions / manoeuvres clearly and understandably to the crew at all times
  • Be able to reef the mainsail quickly
  • Know how to sail a trapeze and its challenges
  • Carry out man overboard manoeuvres quickly and in a controlled manner
  • Carry out mooring manoeuvres into the harbour / to the buoy calmly and in a controlled manner
  • Knowing strategies for rescuing in a storm Being able to read and assess winter and weather conditions
  • Know how to correctly assess your own limit / personal limit


With the fulfilment of all these points, the strong wind qualification from Sailbox can be achieved.



You should also know that:


The 2-day course costs CHF 420 for Sailbox and SailCom Plus members, CHF 520 for non-members. The 3-day course costs CHF 630 for Sailbox and SailCom Plus members, CHF 730 for non-members.


The course will be held with 4 registrations (max. 4 participants).


Please bring clean shoes with non-staining soles and clothing appropriate for the weather.


Please note that your registration is binding. From 10 days before the course, the course fee will be due even if you cancel.



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