Performance Sailing 2-Day
The Performance Sailing 2-Day course is designed as a stepping stone to great sailing adventures! This class will concentrate on boat handling under sail. We will work on refining sail trim, tacking, gybing and maneuvering in close quarters. In addition, a significant portion of the class will be dedicated to secondary sail controls and “tuning” the sails for maximum efficiency. This course will also include an introduction to spinnaker handling and trim.
This course is appropriate for any graduate of a basic sailing course, or for a sailor who has had no formal eduction but a fair amount of real world experience. Use this course as a spring tune-up, a refresher, or to get started learning the finer points of sail trim.
This course is identical to the first weekend of the Basic Keelboat Sailing 2-Weekend Course. Students can extend into that course if they find they are interested in seamanship and navigation skills or if they are interested in obtaining US Sailing Basic Keelboat Certification.
Who should take this course?
This course is designed for people who have some sailing experience, and are comfortable on sailboats.
What will I learn?
Wind awareness, points of sail, tacking, gybing, sail controls, heaving to.
The course comes with a certificate of completion from J World Annapolis and for those interested students with appropriate ability level there is the ability to add a day to challenge for the US Sailing Basic Keelboat certification.
How will I spend my time?
This two day class runs from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. One hour classroom time and 13 hours of on the water training.
How do I register?
This class is offered every weekend from April 1 to November 1, and is also available on Monday and Tuesday. Select a date and contact us via phone or email.
What should I bring?
Comfortable weather appropriate clothing, athletic shoes, and plenty of fluids to stay hydrated.