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All About Sails with Carol Hasse

SMART Technologies Building, Calgary

13 May 2017 0900h - 1500h   - This course is sold out

Members $90 / Non-Members $120

Sails are beautiful!  As works of art, craft, and science, they are rich in history yet evolving with modern materials and our understanding of fluid dynamics.  Sails deliver a practical and magical connection with wind and sea; they inspire and inform us in our adventures, discoveries, and dreams. The Calgary Chapter is thus delighted to invite you to spend a day with sailmaker and cruiser, Carol Hasse, enhancing your knowledge and understanding of sails.

With photos, drawings, and sample sails, Carol will discuss the following:

  • Anatomy and vocabulary of sails and rigging
  • Specifics of sail geometry and shape
  • Definitions and advantages of various rigs
  • Offshore sail inventory and handling
  • Basic sail trim and trim tools
  • Storm sails and heavy weather tactics
  • Sail construction details including sailcloth and hardware
  • Basic sail repair and ditty


Carol Hasse has been a sailmaker and owner of Hasse & Company Port Townsend Sails, Inc. since 1978.  Carol has logged over 40,000 offshore miles in northern and southern latitudes, on boats varying from 25 to 101 feet.  She has sailed on both mono and multi-hulls and on vessels with traditional and modern rigs.  She has been involved personally and professionally in the building of fiberglass and wooden boats and has owned a 25-foot wood Nordic Folkboat since 1979.  She is active in teaching and lecturing on sail-making, sail repair, sail inventory, and sail handling. Carol Hasse is a founding board member of the Wooden Boats Foundation.


Lunch will be provided and is included in the registration fee.

For More Information and to Register – Click Here

Please Note - this course is sold out


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