Sail Trim & Performance Sailing with Gary Jobson

Sail Trim & Performance Sailing with Gary Jobson

A video by Rob Dubin with Gary Jobson.
From the Sailing Quarterly Video Magazine library. In this 66 minute how-to sailing video, America's Cup champion Gary Jobson covers all aspects of sail trim that will help you improve the performance of your boat whether you race or cruise.

Gary takes you aboard a variety of sailboats from Solings to Maxis, demonstrating how to use your sails to get the most out of your boat's performance. Detailed graphics show the finer points of adjustments. Watch now and get your boat out in front. Episodes include Mainsail trim, Headsail trim, Spinnaker trim, Spinnaker sets and takedowns, Downwind mainsail trim, Light air racing upwind and downwind, and Trimming for performance.
(R1Z)

We've made the individual segments available for easy access to different topics.

Also see Racing Tactics with Gary Jobson.
Episodes include the Role of the Tactician... Tools and Tactics for Reading the Wind... Tuning up your boat and crew... Starting tactics... Mark Roundings... Match Racing... Instruments & Polars... Target boat speed... and Tactics for Offshore Racing.
(R2Z)

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Sail Trim & Performance Sailing with Gary Jobson
  • Sail Trim & Performance Sailing with Gary Jobson

    A video by Rob Dubin with Gary Jobson.
    From the Sailing Quarterly Video Magazine library. In this 66 minute how-to sailing video, America's Cup champion Gary Jobson covers all aspects of sail trim that will help you improve the performance of your boat whether you race or cruise.

    Gary takes y...

Extras

  • 402D: Mainsail Trim for Power and Speed

    Gary Jobson give you a detailed demonstration of mainsail trim and how to set up your sails for power, speed or pointing.
    402D

  • 403D: Headsail Trim & Changing Jibs while Racing

    Gary Jobson explains the finer details of headsail trim and demonstrates how to change jibs while racing. He evaluates projected sail area, amount of draft, and position of draft to get the best boat performance.
    403D

  • 301D: Spinnaker Sets

    Gary Jobson demonstrates the techniques he uses for fast and foolproof spinnaker sets.
    301D

  • 302D: Spinnaker Takedowns

    Gary Jobson shows you everything you need to know for flawless spinnaker takedowns.
    302D

  • 404B: Spinnaker Trim and Coordinated Crew Work

    Learn what to look for in a properly trimmed spinnaker and how to coordinate your crew so everyone works together for perfect spinnaker trim. Demonstrated with racing crew onboard IMS Merrythought.
    404B

  • 502D: Light Air Racing

    Light air sailing. Gary takes us aboard a Soling and explains his techniques for upwind performance in less than 6 knots of breeze. This involves making small subtle changes and keeping your patience. Pay attention to your steering, your sail trim and position of crew weight. After all, a win is ...

  • 501D: Downwind Mainsail Trim for Racing & Cruising

    Learn Gary Jobson’s tips for mainsail trim on the downwind leg. Plus 3 speed tips for cruising boats heading downwind including spinnaker socks, wing n wing, and jib sheet to main boom for better downwind sail shape.
    501D

  • 503D: Downwind Tactics for Light Air

    Gary Jobson reveals his tactics for sailing downwind in light air. Specific guidance on sail trim, steering and position of crew weight, how to play the spinnaker and main in light air as low as 3 – 6 knots, and even no air of 0 – 3 knots. The key is not to get frustrated; rather thrive on light ...

  • 201F: Performance Sailing

    Join actor and sailor Christopher Reeve and Gary Jobson as they get Chris’s Cambria 46 sailing to its maximum speed potential.
    (201F)