Produced for the intermediate sailor, filled with information to help any sailor become an expert. Each topic is presented by top Southern California racers in a step-by-step format, clearly shown in action footage, shot on board cruising sloops, with detailed animated graphics. Teaches tacking and jibbing, sail trim and draft control, spinnaker handling, safety and anchoring.
I have been helping our marina start a sailing school and we have been looking at/for training material. This does not take the place of good classroom and on-the-water training but it is very informative and good for the novice sailor looking to take their knowledge to the next level. The description of the spinnaker use was very good and many of the sail diagrams were very well illustrated. I like it.
The video quality is good except for some of the diagrams which are heavily pixillated. Most of the illustration is by video of an actual crew with clear explanations and demonstrations. True to the title, the video emphasizes trim for maximum performance but covers the basics.