Boom Preventers & Safe Mainsail Handling

Downwind sailing, while glorious, requires careful attention to the boom. The dangers of accidental gybes to crew and equipment cannot be overstated. Boom preventers can be purchased – like this Winchard Gyb’Easy– or if you have sufficiently long line, you can rig one yourself. As you consider the best choices for your sailboat, there are […]

Tracy Sarich, Advanced Sailing Instructor

Tracy is an Advanced Sailing Instructor who leads the training and flotilla programs for NW Yacht Group/Cooper Boating in Canada. Tracy has more than 20 years of sailing experience, including offshore deliveries.  She has sailed extensively throughout Puget Sound and the Southern Coast of British Columbia, including the West Coast of Vancouver Island, on courses […]