How to Trim Sails with Carol Hasse, Part 2 - The Headsail

  • Publicado el 8 dic 2022

Comentarios • 271

  • Shmegg
    Shmegg Hace 2 años +100

    What a great teacher, easy to understand. I learnt more here than all the other videos combined. Thank you.

  • Chris Pomfret
    Chris Pomfret Hace 4 meses +31

    I’m an ex sailmaker and professional yacht racer. This introductory explanation on headsail trim is spot on. Highly recommended watching.
    Sails can be read like a book once you understand the language. It takes years to understand when and why to do things but these years can be short circuited with quality tuition.

  • Clay Webb
    Clay Webb Hace 2 años +59

    Great explanation, the best I’ve ever seen on ESclips or in sailing school for that matter. You have a gift for teaching, please keep it up. 👍

  • Gerald Woodward
    Gerald Woodward Hace 3 meses +2

    I learned a great deal from this teacher as she fully understands and explains the why’s of the situation and how to make the positive changes in trimming your sails.

  • J B
    J B Hace 2 años +15

    It’s a lot to remember, especially when you’re trying to learn this as a newbie out on the water. It takes a long time to put this into practice but she’s a knowledgeable lady and a good teacher. Thanks for the lesson!

    • Richard MCLAREN
      Richard MCLAREN Hace un año

      I have been sailing and yacht racing since I was 10 years old so that is 51 years now and I just found why a genoa is a genoa and a jib is a jib. The size of the fore triangle. Brilliant. Richard McLaren, New Zealand.

  • Marlingschap
    Marlingschap Hace 2 años +22

    Thoroughly impressed by the professional skills and knowledge displayed and conveyed here. I will watch this multiple times and know it will help me understand more. Thank you 🙂

  • Stuart Nicolle
    Stuart Nicolle Hace 2 años +9

    Agree with others - this was really well explained and has answered almost all the situations that left me scratching my head. Thank you for putting this together :)

  • Joseph Lai
    Joseph Lai Hace 2 años +33

    Thank you so much. Your explanation is by far the best I have come across with such clarity.

  • This Old Boat
    This Old Boat Hace 2 años +15

    Your an EXCELLENT teacher! Thank you for helping me understand what many many others couldn't. Thank you! ❤️

  • Zoe Amy
    Zoe Amy Hace 2 años +16

    I literally learned more from this video than from the 2 day RYA start yachting course. Thankyou! Looking forward to more of your videos.

  • Andreas Kramer
    Andreas Kramer Hace 4 meses +8

    Wow, i'm stunned - such great explanation and drawing skills! Made me understand a lot of small mistakes i've made

  • Dean Colegate
    Dean Colegate Hace 2 años +15

    Carol clearly knows her subject well and how to explain what she means. Thank you.

  • Don Rumph
    Don Rumph Hace 2 años +11

    Very good explanation. I wish I had seen it 40 years ago when I started sailing on my then old gaffrig cutter. Thank you Carol.

  • The Silent Sailor
    The Silent Sailor Hace 5 meses +4

    I saved this video and have rewatched it several times. You are a great Instructor. I love how enthusiastic you are while gifting us your with your knowledge. Thank you

  • Rip Harwood
    Rip Harwood Hace 2 años +6

    Excellent explanation of sail shape nuances that comes alive with her skilled drawings and descriptions.

  • Anders Jakobsen
    Anders Jakobsen Hace 2 años +11

    Must have been fun to sail a month with her. I just love when people actually know what they are talking about ☺️
    Fair winds ,,,/),,,,

  • ben howe
    ben howe Hace 2 años +2

    Fantastic information. Best explanation I have ever heard. I thought I knew it all. Just found out how little I did know. My Nacra has a barber hauler in addition to jib traveler and rapid adjustable halyard. I thought I was doing pretty good with adjusting them. Now I will do even better. Thank you

  • Viggo Simonsen
    Viggo Simonsen Hace 3 meses +1

    Excellent explanation! These 19 minutes finally made the penny drop for me. Thanks a lot

  • Steve Dow
    Steve Dow Hace 4 meses +1

    Excellent lesson! Easy to understand and very logical. Makes sense to me. Thank you!

  • sumo bear
    sumo bear Hace 11 meses +3


  • Salt Spring Design
    Salt Spring Design Hace 5 meses +3

    This is so good; So clear and concise. Thank you for making this video :)

  • Tom Maimone
    Tom Maimone Hace 4 meses +2

    Fabulous tutorial. I have sailed for 45 years and picked up some good tips here. This video is a great resource for all skill levels.

  • Mike Ransom
    Mike Ransom Hace un año +2

    Wow. Yes. That much info could only be packed into a 20 minute talk by someone very knowledgeable and articulate. Thank you!

  • Frederick Wood
    Frederick Wood Hace 6 meses +3

    Really well paced and presented. Thanks for sharing.
    Re the “lift” and tell tails. I have personally found it good to phrase it for myself, as “push” on the windward side and “suck” on the leeward side. Both being crucial to keeping the sail efficient.
    Thanks again. I learned something watching this which is always great.
    Edit. ESclips brought me more material by you. I now understand a little more about why you are so so good at teaching this. You really really know and love your stuff.
    Thanks again.

  • John Rauser
    John Rauser Hace 3 meses +1

    I learned more from this video than anything else I've done on a boat or in a classroom. Thank you!

  • rel53
    rel53 Hace 2 años +2

    perfect. finally understood how and when to use the cars. Ready for the next lesson: Trimming the main and - seems way more complicated. If others know other videos they can recommend on main trimming, please share. thank you!

  • YoPoMusic
    YoPoMusic Hace 3 meses +1

    Finally someone makes a video that explains sail trim properly. Really excellent. Thank you Carol. J

  • Tom Harlow
    Tom Harlow Hace un año +2

    Ms. Hasse you do a wonderful job explaining how sails work.

  • Tom Long
    Tom Long Hace un año +1

    This was wonderful...
    I just stumbled onto this after watching a similar discussion on a channel
    with a complete sail trim simulator that allowed nearly every input and gave
    various different boat views as the input variables were changed.
    It was great but I actually got more out of this awesome white board presentation.
    Thank you... Ciao’

  • Waughthog Waugh
    Waughthog Waugh Hace 5 meses +2

    Bloody well presented. Thank you. Now just to remember it all when I need it.

  • MrWilko58
    MrWilko58 Hace 2 años +1

    I've attended many sailing courses, but never had this level of sail trim explanation. Just brilliant.

  • Sea Shepherds
    Sea Shepherds Hace 4 meses +1

    Very Well presented and grateful for the lesson- now to practice!

  • Bill Traweek
    Bill Traweek Hace 2 años +1

    Have to echo all of the comments. First rate instruction! I’ve been blindly experimenting with tweaks to my sail trim and now I have basic understanding of what I’ve been observing along with a battery of new things to try. Awesome!

  • Conall O'Cuinn
    Conall O'Cuinn Hace 3 meses +1

    So well illustrated and explained. Thank you very much.

  • My life, loving it
    My life, loving it Hace 2 años +10

    Wow. What a wealth of knowledge and well presented

  • Chris Thorpe
    Chris Thorpe Hace 2 meses +1

    I watched this video about 2 years ago and found it fascinating. Now I have done lots more Sailing I can see how essential the lessons in this video are to good sail management.
    Surprisingly yacht Skippers don't seem to be much bothered with these refinements.

  • Charles Jeremias
    Charles Jeremias Hace 2 años +1

    Agree with so many others...what a terrific teacher. Clear, concise and so well organized! Thank you

  • Christopher Kohel
    Christopher Kohel Hace 2 años +1

    Absolutely phenomenal and informative video! I am a wannabe sailor and this video is platinum!! Thank you so much.

  • ckylerupp
    ckylerupp Hace 5 meses +4

    Best explanation I have ever seen ! So understandable.

  • Will Jessop
    Will Jessop Hace 2 años

    This is a great explanation, incredibly clear and easy to understand, thanks!

  • rouzbeh kat
    rouzbeh kat Hace un año +1

    Such a great content. Thanks for explaining it all so understandable👌

  • Mark Hurley
    Mark Hurley Hace 4 meses +1

    Really excellent explanation of head sail adjustment -- thank you!

  • TommyDog907
    TommyDog907 Hace un año +1

    First time I've really been able to understand the proper use of my backstay adjustment! Thanks! I'm lucky to have Hasse sails on my IF in Alaska, They're a perfect fit.

  • Pete Naylor
    Pete Naylor Hace 2 años +1

    Thank you that was a really good lesson. I hoisted the sails on my boat and it moved forward...I thought I was sailing. After several I thought my boat was heavy and slow so I sold it. Now ( and before your video) I realize I did not know the dynamics of sailing. Next spring I plan to buy another sailboat, take some lessons and give it another go. thanks

  • troydsill
    troydsill Hace 3 meses +2

    This lesson is outstanding. Thank you. But where can you find “part one“?

    • OffCenterHarbor
      OffCenterHarbor  Hace 3 meses

      You can click the link in the description for more videos!

  • Olive DelSol Music
    Olive DelSol Music Hace 2 años

    A fantastic and understandable lesson on trim! I’m a new fan of Carol! This video would benefit from using a tripod to stabilize the picture quality.

  • Stephen Gibson
    Stephen Gibson Hace 2 años +1

    Best explanation I’ve ever had. Really nice, easily listening style.

  • Scott Foster
    Scott Foster Hace 2 años +1

    Very well done. As you mentioned early in the video I do have a degree with fluid dynamics :-) Your explanation is very simple and effective; I learned a lot.

  • Howard Bull
    Howard Bull Hace un año +2

    Brilliant explanation Carol! Very clearly explained. Whether I fully understood it is my problem! I will watch it again to mop up the bits I need to get my ageing head around. Thanks! 👍

    SV GITANA Hace 4 meses +1

    Anybody surprised?? She was a fantastic sailmaker (she retired 😢) so ofcourse she’s going to be a guru at sail shaping!!
    Wish I could go one day sailing with her just to watch how she shaped her pretty sails on her boat! 🙌🏻

  • JABTV2008
    JABTV2008 Hace 2 meses +2

    I'm actually sailing a Hobie cat 18 with jib sheet tracks and I could never figure out how to implement them. This video is like a bright bright ray of sunshine in the darkness!! Thank you so much for such a clear and concise explantion!!

  • Dave Macfarlane
    Dave Macfarlane Hace 2 años +6

    Thank you. Great tutorial. I've never played with jib halyard tension much. Brilliant

  • Peter Wright
    Peter Wright Hace 3 meses +1

    Wonderful Carol. A great explanation and help cement and validate my own experiences.

  • Harbour Dog
    Harbour Dog Hace 5 meses +1

    Fabulous. As someone whose returning to sailing after (too) many years away from it, I'd give this a slew of Thumbs Up if I could. This could only be improved by repeating her narration at again the end of the video, with examples shot while sailing.

  • dvdabeele
    dvdabeele Hace 2 años +1

    Finally somebody who explains this to me in understandable language, thank you so much! Will apply it immediately.

  • Jay Bransfield
    Jay Bransfield Hace un año +1

    Execellent explanation. She knows what she’s talking about and can teach the subject well.

  • tvonzweck
    tvonzweck Hace 2 años

    Great video, thank you. What's the best strategy for easing tension on the sheet so as to be able to move the jib car fore or aft in moderate wind? Is there a method to do it without flogging the sail?

  • Christian Hagegård
    Christian Hagegård Hace 3 meses +1

    And it all makes sense which is the best way of teaching. Great way of illustrating the principles and in such an easy way that I remember them. This summer was so fun as I got more speed and less healing out of the boat, to everyones joy. Thank You!

  • TheMrGixxer
    TheMrGixxer Hace 2 años +3

    This is how to explain things !!! Well done

  • G Medford
    G Medford Hace 2 años

    Great, thank you. Really concise and your diagrams work really well.

  • gymcoachdon
    gymcoachdon Hace 2 años

    I wish I understood this before my first charter in August...but I'm not sure I would have understood it before a week of sailing on my own! My ASA classes prepared me enough to get the boat moving, my experience of sailing for a week long charter has now positioned me to understand what everyone was trying to teach me.

  • Paul
    Paul Hace 2 años +5

    WOW - what a fantastic video - that is how you train someone to Trim sales - visual diagrams were so helpful explaining the concepts- many thanks - is It possible to obtain your videos to watch off line?

    • Nate Rooks
      Nate Rooks Hace 2 años +1

      Hey Paul - these aren't available offline, but you can go to the links in the description to watch more of the videos.

  • charles paton
    charles paton Hace 2 años +11

    ... best explanation i've had of foresail trimming, thank you :)

  • Oli Sosinksi
    Oli Sosinksi Hace 2 meses +1

    explainations are so articulate and succint, and good diagrams, you are an excellent teacher

  • Jeffrey Carlson
    Jeffrey Carlson Hace 4 meses +1

    Super helpful, very well done. Thank you for posting!

  • Tim Parshall
    Tim Parshall Hace 2 meses +1

    Excellent presentation. Looking forward to putting this learning into practice this weekend! Thank you!

  • Nano Ceramics
    Nano Ceramics Hace 4 meses

    Your teaching skills are the best I have ever experienced. Been sailing 40 yrs

  • Mark Williams
    Mark Williams Hace 3 meses +1

    Most excellent video Carol. Knowledge beyond your years.

  • Larry Carpenter
    Larry Carpenter Hace 2 años +10

    Good information and well presented

  • Qatar Sailor
    Qatar Sailor Hace 2 años +1

    Wow excellent episode, deep information with out complications, you must be a good dinghy racer 👍👏

  • jjiacobucci
    jjiacobucci Hace 2 años +1

    Wow ! Great presentation ! Packed with info. Thank you so much !

  • Duncan Thomson
    Duncan Thomson Hace un año

    Terminology varies. A “jib” can refer to any headsail, including a Genoa. In the US however a jib usually means a less than 100% headsail.

  • virtualburton
    virtualburton Hace 5 meses +3

    Wow. Wow! I am so glad I stumbled across this video. I am new to sailing and have read several books on sailing as well as numerous videos but NONE have explained sail trim so well, so clearly and easy to understand. Excellent. My sincere thanks for sharing this!

    • virtualburton
      virtualburton Hace 5 meses +1

      @OffCenterHarbor thank. I joined your site and watched them. Great site with tons of resources and interesting reads.

    • OffCenterHarbor
      OffCenterHarbor  Hace 5 meses +1

      So glad to hear that! You can check out the other parts of the series with Carol Hasse at the link in the description - they go over the mainsail and parts and points of sail.

  • Dan C
    Dan C Hace 2 años

    What an amazing video, thank you very much. How can I get more of these lessons? I’m still learning how to sail

    • OffCenterHarbor
      OffCenterHarbor  Hace 2 años +1

      Hi Dan, that's awesome! You can click the link in the description to get more lessons with Carol Hasse, as well as our other how-to videos.

  • richard holbrook
    richard holbrook Hace 5 meses +1

    I’d love to learn how to sail from you, great techer

  • eric sanders
    eric sanders Hace 2 años +1

    al last. I do now understand the art of trimming. Excellent work young lady. Excellent work.

  • Kids Afloat In A Wooden Boat Sailing

    Fabulous - so clearly explained!

  • The Cruising Kiwis
    The Cruising Kiwis Hace 2 años +1

    Excellent demonstration, thank you!

  • Brian Ford
    Brian Ford Hace 4 meses

    I've never heard it put so well! Easier to understand! Thank you!

  • Western Values
    Western Values Hace 2 años +3

    Sterling stuff! It's so important to prevent too much heeling, otherwise a gentleman's whiskey spills, and his cigar ash fouls the sleeve of his smoking jacket. Should the boat lurch unexpectedly, a chap could inadvertently get his face jammed between the thrusting bristols of his lady, a ghastly predicament. Cheerio!

    • Harriet and Russ Whitehouse
      Harriet and Russ Whitehouse Hace 2 años

      Royal Yacht Squadron by any chance? Quite agree dear boy, but what with all that beastly sail trimming nonsense, one feels that the important details have been missed, some of which you very astutely point out above.

  • Astro Northwet
    Astro Northwet Hace 4 meses +1

    Very informative! Excellent, understandable explanations.👍

  • fassphoto
    fassphoto Hace 15 días +1

    Thank you very very much for this very detailed explanation.
    Amazing 👏👏👏👏🙌

  • eter nauta
    eter nauta Hace un mes +1

    Best explanation of most variables i have ever seen. Thank you

  • Axel Schaumann
    Axel Schaumann Hace 2 años

    You are a natural gifted teacher. Now let´s go out sailing and get a feeling for the headsail-trim.

  • David Painter
    David Painter Hace 2 meses +1

    The first time I’ve seen anyone address the leach line. Another useful tidbit. Thank you!

  • Luc
    Luc Hace 2 años +5

    The best explanation I ever hear. 👍👍👍

  • Marc J Woods
    Marc J Woods Hace 3 meses +1

    Great job and great fun! Thank you!

  • Keith Simpson
    Keith Simpson Hace un año

    I have a question. Agree with all about how good this lesson is. As a certified instructor I Iearned something from this I can share with my students! My question is this: Is the positioning of the sheet fairlead, using your method of heading up slowly to windward and comparing the flow over the telltales going to give you a setting that is a result of the how the sail is cut, or what condition it is in rather than anything to do with the amount of wind at the time you are checking the telltales? It would seem so to me. The positioning of the car seems to do with the flow of wind over the whole length of the sail rather, except, as you point out if you want/need to spill wind off when overpowered.

  • Tryaz EVE
    Tryaz EVE Hace 2 años +7

    One of the best videos on sail trim I've ever seen

  • Robert Lee
    Robert Lee Hace 2 años

    You define the edges of the head sail perfectly. You then talk about the tack and head and I assume clew without defining them.

  • Ray C
    Ray C Hace 2 años +1

    Very well explained. Thank you! Just one question -- how does one adjust the jib cars -- just luff a little to reduce sheet tension then move the cars, or is there a way to do so without losing boat speed? Again, thanks.

    • John Starkie
      John Starkie Hace 2 años

      You adjust the lazy sheet car, then change tack to see if it works.
      Then change the new lazy sheet car.

    • Koffi Banan
      Koffi Banan Hace 2 años

      @David Nguyen
      Mr Lang has got some nice tricks to do it, but it's still quite a faff:ídeo.html
      Check out his other videos too, short and to the point!

    • David Nguyen
      David Nguyen Hace 2 años

      I also wondered this. I don't know about more modern designed but in my experience in boats from the 70s there is no safe way to do it without allowing the headsail to luff. In light wind you can muscle the sheet while you adjust the car but in moderate to heavy there will be just too much force on the sheet to work with.

  • octopus II captn
    octopus II captn Hace 2 meses +1

    Simple, yet efficient. Great video

  • Bill Blevins
    Bill Blevins Hace 5 meses

    Excellent video. I followed the whole thing and was not too shocked at anything but what happens on a deep reach using the forward headsail and deciding not to use a sail like a spinnaker? At that point are you still looking for flow using the tell-tails?

  • Rich Guest
    Rich Guest Hace 3 meses +1

    This is brilliant, explained in a way that even a halfwit such as myself was able to grasp - I will apply all next time out on the water.
    Please can we have some more….. ? 😃

    • OffCenterHarbor
      OffCenterHarbor  Hace 2 meses

      Hi Rich - Carol's amazing. Glad you liked it!
      If you want to dive deeper, you can get part 1 at the link in the description.

  • Abc123
    Abc123 Hace un año +2

    Holy information Batman!this lady is bursting with knowledge. Thanks for making the video!

  • Handyman Mark
    Handyman Mark Hace 2 años +1

    Excellent video and what an amazing teacher

  • Rick
    Rick Hace 2 años

    Your precision of language is very welcome. You seem to be the most expert teacher I’ve come across. Thank you.

  • Crypto smith
    Crypto smith Hace un año +1

    Great video ...very nicely presented and explained.

  • pejoly2
    pejoly2 Hace 2 años

    One of the best videos I have watched in some time. Many thanks

  • Ulrich Hoffmann
    Ulrich Hoffmann Hace 2 años

    Excellent video. More of it, please :-) but if this is part 2, where is part 1?