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Offshore Keel Boat Training: For High School Sailors

Narragansett Bay Summer 2022

Location:  Safe Harbor Marinas Apponaug

17 Harbor Neck Rd, Warwick, RI 02886

All activities start and finish at the Marina, with sailing on Greenwich Bay and adjacent waters.

WHAT IS BIG BOAT SAILING?

Course 100

MONDAYS & TUESDAYS

1630-1930

June 20 through August 2

Introduction to the role of sailing on keel boats including:

  • Preliminary discussion of and walk thru practices of docking and departing, mooring lines and fenders.

  • Discussions and walk thru of safety issues including man overboard recovery.

  • Basic rules of the road.

  • Practical applications of navigation and charting. Position fixing.

  • An overview of the arts and sciences of rigging, handling, sailing a 35’ keel boat with asymmetrical spinnakers on a bow sprit.

  • Crew coordination, teamwork, and communication

  • Hoisting lowering reefing trimming the sails on a keel boat

  • Use of tools for sail shape adjustment.

  • Preparing, setting, trimming, gybing dropping the spinnaker.

Session Price: $675

 

SPEEDING IT UP

Course 200

THURSDAY & FRIDAY

1630-1930

June 23 through August 12

Prerequisite Course 100 OR the ability to demonstrate competent execution of the content of Course 100.

Builds on Course 100 with a view to developing a crew roster capable of racing in Wednesday evening races.

Includes:

  • Integrating boat and sail handling with crew coordination/teamwork

  • The tactics and strategy of yacht racing.

  • Higher performance boat speed

  • Rig tuning topics

  • Sail trim.

  • Starts and mark rounding’s (with bigger, slower responding and more expensive assets than 420 dinghies)

  • Avoiding bumper cars rounding’s.

  • Intro discussion of tactics and strategies for distance races.

Session Price: $675