Spinnaker Skills Clinic

Spinnaker Skills Clinic, flying the Kite

Lean how to make this beautiful and powerful sail work for you.

Learn to Fly the Cruising Spinnaker

The asymmetrical spinnaker is a beautiful sail that can make the difference between sailing back from Catalina, and having to motor all the way home.  Designed for reaching and downwind sailing, the fast and impressive asymmetric spinnaker is actually pretty straightforward once you know how to rig and fly it.  That’s what we teach and practice here.

You’ll learn how to rig, set, trim, jibe, and douse the asymmetric spinnaker, and how the helmsman and the trimmer work together to make the boat go fast.

Prerequisites:  Competent Crew skill level:  able to work at the skipper’s direction to safely handle halyards, sheets, and winches, and steer a steady course; familiarity with sail trim concepts; must be in good physical condition, able to move around the boat while underway.

Upcoming Dates:

No upcoming scheduled Spinnaker Skills Clinics - contact us for dates

Time: 10AM – 4PM

Where: Rainbow Harbor, Long Beach; Parking and boarding instructions will be provided when you register

Cost: $145 per person.

Please see our Cancellation Policy. By paying for your class, you agree to this Cancellation Policy.


  • Free NauticEd online Logbook and Resume – you need this for that BVI charter you’re thinking of
  • Free TrackLink App – makes adding to your sailing resume automatic and easy
  • 2 Free NauticEd Courses
  • Links to above sent upon registration

What to Bring:

  • Hat, gloves, sunglasses, sunscreen
  • Layers of clothing, including windbreaker
  • Water and lunch for yourself
  • Non-marking deck shoes
  • A smile!

Complete Form to Register

Fill out the form below or contact us directly at SetSail@SantanaSailing.com or 949-939-8123

Clinic Registration Form
Santana Sailing Spinnaker Skills Clinic