Short Handed Sail Handling
|Friday, January 10, 6:00 pm||Windward Room||Travis Blain|
|Saturday, January 11, 4:45 pm||Spinnaker Room||Travis Blain|
For the cruising couple, having sailing systems that can be easily handled by one or two people in all weather is the key to a safe and enjoyable passage. Travis Blain of Mack Sails will take you through all of the systems, from the latest top-down furlers for cruising spinnakers and ways to keep your boat lively in light air, to the best systems to deploy when storms descend. With video, photos and a lifetime of experience on sailboats of all kinds, he will cover headsail handling systems, storm jibs, mainsail handling systems, reefing systems, off-wind sails and much more. A handout that you can use to set up systems on your boat will be provided.
About Travis Blain
Travis Blain and his brother Colin Mack are the owners of Mack Sails which was started by their dad in 1968 in Fort Lauderdale, FL. There loft and rigging shop is now in Stuart Florida, which is the jump off point for the Bahamas and Caribbean. Mack Sails is one of the largest sailmaking and rigging companies in the Southeast.