Hawkestone Yacht Club

Slips available for the 2017 season on Lake Simcoe

Hawkestone Yacht Club - Slips available for the 2017 season on Lake Simcoe

Taming the Chute

There are lots of them kicking around in basements and garages. Your good old boat probably came with one. It’s the dreaded old-fashioned symmetric spinnaker, the tri-radial.

Most non-racers believe that these sails are too much work, too hard to master, and too dangerous to use when out for a day sail with the kids. I’d like you to think again – the spinnaker can be tamed, and could be the most fun for the dollar you have ever found.!

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Frank Belchamber