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PERFORMANCE SAILING II - FOR RACERS

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PERFORMANCE SAILING II - FOR RACERS

WITH CERTIFICATION (OPTIONAL)

DESIGNED FOR ASPIRING SAILBOAT RACERS.

This course is designed for aspiring sailboat racers and builds on Performance Sailing I covering all aspects of competitive sailing. Racers need to understand and master various techniques to optimize their boat's performance under different conditions. The course also includes 2 hours of spinnaker instruction.

Vessel: Capri 22

Prerequisites: To enroll in this course, students must have completed Performance Sailing I – For Cruisers.

Max Class Size: 3 Students

We will start with a classroom session covering:

1. Review Sailing Theory and Dynamics and the principles of aerodynamics and hydrodynamics, Sail shapes and their impact on performance when racing

2. Racing Fundamentals

  • ​Introduction to sailboat racing rules and regulations

  • Starting strategies and techniques

  • Mark rounding and course navigation

  • Boat-on-boat tactics

3. Safety and Emergency Procedures

  • Personal safety equipment and protocols

  • Man-overboard recovery techniques

  • Capsize recovery and self-rescue methods

4. Use of GPS and deriving parameters such as VMG for improving upwind performance

And then move out onto the water to cover:

  • Tacking and gybing techniques

  • Upwind and downwind sailing strategies

  • Fine-tuning rigging and sail settings

    • Mainsail shape

    • Jib shape

    • Heavy and light wind techniques

  • The spinnaker

    • Packing a Spinnaker, Setup and Best Practices on Hoisting

    • Flying A Spinner – Reaching and Downwind

    • Gybing A Spinnaker Safely and Efficiently

    • Dousing A Spinnaker

  • On-water practice sessions and simulated racing scenarios

    • Sail a short windward-leeward course

This offers a balanced mix of theoretical knowledge and practical experience, ensuring that participants will gain confidence and improve their racing skills and techniques, whilst remaining safe.

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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