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Youth Intermediate/Advanced Sailing Class

  • 28 Mar 2020
  • 25 Apr 2020
  • 4 sessions
  • 28 Mar 2020, 9:00 AM 4:00 PM
  • 04 Apr 2020, 9:00 AM 4:00 PM
  • 18 Apr 2020, 9:00 AM 4:00 PM
  • 25 Apr 2020, 9:00 AM 4:00 PM
  • DCYC
  • 6

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  • Member $135

    Non-Member $160

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The DCYC intermediate sailing class is open to youth sailors who have a demonstrated sailing proficiency. Suggested ages: 10 to 14 years old. (Exceptions considered on a case-by-case basis).

Improve Racing & Boat Handling Skills:


• Upwind or close-hauled precise steering with proper air flow over the sail

• Luff tension, vang, sprit halyard tension, foot tension, mainsheet trim, cunningham use

• Reading and reacting to the wind shifts and velocity changes

• Improving reach & run boat speed; centerboard positioning for each point of sailing

• Hiking out & body positioning for different points of sail

• Maximizing a lift

• Roll tacking & gybing

• Sailing by the lee and healing to windward

• Starting line position, starting on-time, finding clear air, practice starts

• How to restart after OCS (over early)

• Mark rounding with overlapped boats

• Fast mainsheet trimming using both hands while still holding tiller

• Starting signal sounds & flags

• Good sportsmanship on the race course

• Penalty turns such as 360-degree turn after touching a mark

• 720-degree penalty turns; calling out: Protest!

• On the water practice of basic racing rules and sailing instructions

• Crossing the finish line

• Committee boat (RC) actions

• Tactical actions such as safe-leeward position, luffing another boat; establishing an overlap, covering

• Multiple practice races

Classes are scheduled to be sailed in Optimist Class prams, we also have a Laser Radial and O’pen Skiffs for larger sailors.


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