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ARC Boat Handling
September 20, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
ARC Boat Handling Training is modeled off of Big Boat Racing program with emphasis on preparing to sail the boat to the Bahamas at the end of October.
The program allows new sailors to learn the ropes on a big boat platform – or experienced sailors to expand their knowledge and skills in all big boat sailing positions and familiarize themselves with the J 120. The ARC Boat Handling program highlights safety, fun and teamwork. With big boat sailing skills, sailors can be valuable crew on racing and cruising boats.
The program is split into introduction and advanced levels which provide an introduction to both Big Boat sailing and Big Boat racing. This program offers the framework skills to allow sailors to participate in overnight or weekly bog boat race series.
This course introduces racing strategy, GPS navigation, use of instruments, spinnaker boat handling including big boat sets, gybes, peels and douses, helm technique, and advanced boat handling skills that prepares the participant to be a great big boat racing crew.