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PERFORMANCE SAILING I - FOR CRUISERS

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PERFORMANCE SAILING I - FOR CRUISERS

WITH CERTIFICATION (OPTIONAL)

BUILD ON THE FOUNDATIONAL CONCEPTS INTRODUCED IN THE BASIC KEELBOAT COURSE!

This course builds upon the foundational concepts introduced in the Basic Keelboat course and provides a comprehensive blend of theoretical knowledge and practical skills enabling cruisers to sail as efficiently as possible, which reduces both battery and fuel consumption, and increases comfort, and safety.  

Vessel: our Flagship J42 Arcadia

Prerequisites: To enroll in this course, students must be proficient in the skills and knowledge covered in the Basic Keelboat course. This includes a solid understanding of fundamental sailing concepts, basic sail trim, and boat handling. Students should be comfortable with:

  • Basic sailing terminology and navigation

  • Basic sail adjustments and trim

  • Steering and maneuvering a keelboat

  • Basic safety procedures and protocols

Max Class Size: 4

We will start with a classroom session covering:

  1. Sailing Theory and Dynamics

  2. Principles of aerodynamics and hydrodynamics

  3. Sail shapes and their impact on performance

And then move out onto the water to cover:

  • Points of sail and sailing maneuvers

  • Tacking and gybing techniques

  • Upwind and downwind sailing strategies

  • Trimming and shaping sails for optimal performance

    • Shaping a Mainsail using available controls such as the Cunningham, backstay, traveler, halyard, outhaul, boom vang, and mainsheet

    • Shaping a Jib using available controls such as the halyard, fairleads, and jib

    • Proper Sail Trim Using Telltales on all points of sail

  • Using spinnakers and gennakers

  • Understanding weather helm, lee helm, and neutral helm

  • Preventing Broaching and Knockdowns

This offers a balanced mix of theoretical knowledge and practical experience, ensuring that participants gain the necessary skills to cruise efficiently, comfortably and safely.

Instructors are fully licensed and insured to operate as sailing charter and school. Read other qualifications here.

NauticeEd Practical Training School Logo - Satori Sailing - Sailing School and Private Charters in Marblehead - Boston Area

Learn more about how this course can support certifications:

  • Qualified Crew Rank

  • Skipper, Large Keelboat

WHY CHOOSE THIS OPTION?

Gaining certification will enhance your competence and will provide you with a roadmap to achieve your sailing goals.

ADDITIONAL COST PER PERSON APPLIES

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