Light wind jibes under the gennaker - just one of many maneuvers in YACHT skipper training
Twelve participants, three days, four boats, four trainers. What took place on the first weekend in July in Heiligenhafen was nothing less than an intensive course in solo sailing. The wind weakened because a huge high pressure area literally switched off the gradient, but that did not affect the event.
Photo gallery: Impressions from the YACHT skipper training one-handed sailing
On the one hand, the three Seascape 27 and the Pogo 10.50 shone with still sufficient temperament. And on the other hand, there was more know-how with the structures than with any other skipper training at the YACHT so far. In addition to head coach Boris Herrmann, who immediately flew to the (successful) transpacific record attempt, Henrik Masekowitz, who had won the Azores race four days earlier with his Class 40, and Andraz Mihelin, long-time record holder in the Mini-Transat and founder of the brand, also came Seascape.
They found support from Oleu Segel, who will be Seascape dealers for Germany from August onwards and whose new water sports center served as a training room.
So the premiere of the solo training turned out to be a success. "I've learned a lot," said one participant on Sunday afternoon. "The boys were just great; what they can do!" Said another. So there will certainly be a new edition of the one-handed skipper training for the coming year. We will announce information and dates in good time. You can find more events here on the YACHT homepage!