Performance Sailing 5-Day
Our intermediate level courses are designed for sailors familiar with the basics who are looking to expand their keelboat skills and confidence to move into either cruising or racing. If you have already completed some sailing education or spent time on the water already, this course will help you learn to analyze, adjust and shape your sails for maximum speed in all points of sail. This course brings your keelboat sailing skills to a new level without moving up to a bigger boat. We employ such innovative techniques as steering with weight and sails to help you learn the “feel” of sailing. You will rotate among all the positions onboard throughout your course.
This course is designed for people who have some keelboat sailing experience, and are comfortable on sailboats.
What will I learn?
You will learn the finer points of boat handling and sail trim for all points of sail. For example – upwind, you will focus on how to adjust the boat’s back stay and jib leads for optimum performance. Downwind, you’ll perfect hoisting and trimming a spinnaker as well as how to drive through a gybe with accuracy.
A Basic Keelboat curriculum and is built in to the curriculum, and you may opt to challenge for the certification by passing the written exam and on-water competencies. The course also comes with a certificate of completion from J World Annapolis.
How will I spend my time?
This five day class runs from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. You’ll spend some classroom time with lectures to examine pertinent sailing topics, then spend the remainder of your day out on the water. Weather permitting, that will be close to 30 hours of sailing.
What are the course dates?
Our next course date is September 27 – October 1.
What should I bring?
Comfortable weather appropriate clothing, athletic shoes, and plenty of fluids to stay hydrated.