Basics for Sailing: Jib & Genoa

Giornale della Vela 17 minutes

This course is designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to the essential skills and knowledge required to sail effectively using jib and genoa sails. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned sailor looking to improve your skills, this course has something to offer.

The jib is the headsail that balances the action of the mainsail. The course illustrates the basics of shape, materials, and adjustments of halyards, travellers, and sheets for optimal shape. Adjusting the jib correctly allows us to navigate optimally, reduces the strain on the materials with which the sails are built, and lightens the load on all the equipment.
By the end of the course, students will have gained a thorough understanding of the basics of sailing using jib and genoa sails and will be equipped with the skills and knowledge necessary to sail safely and effectively.

Course author

Giornale della Vela

Il Giornale della Vela was born in 1975 from an idea of Mario Oriani, namely to create the first newspaper for sailing and yachting enthusiasts in Italy. Over the years it has established itself as the leading monthly magazine in the sector and has broadened its horizons in related events and services.

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  2. Price: Free
  3. Language: English
  4. Length: 17 minutes
  5. Intended for: Beginner sailors
  6. Reference: Not based on any reference