Beginners

Pram Power

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Ages: 7-8

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2 weeks / $560 / tidal schedule

Prerequisites: None Requirements: Competent Swimmer

Learn the basics of boating safety, nomenclature, rigging, sail handling and steering.
Starts with 2-3 students per boat. Once a student becomes confident and capable of sailing single-handed they’ll be recommended to advance to Pram II.
Prams are small, learn to sail boats that prepare sailors for the more complicated Optimist. Class curriculum is subject to change without notice due to weather conditions. Junior Sailing programs meet rain or shine. Please dress accordingly.

No Class July 4

Opti Magic

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Ages: 9-12

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2 weeks / $560 / tidal schedule

Ages: 9-12 Prerequisites: None Requirements: Competent Swimmer

This is an entry level class for older students. In addition to basic sailing techniques, students learn to use hiking straps, tiller extensions and expand their knowledge of wind, weather, and upwind sailing techniques. Junior Sailing programs meet rain or shine. Please dress accordingly.

420 Beginner

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Ages: 13-17

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2 weeks / $560 / tidal schedule

Ages: 13-17 Prerequisites: None Requirements: Competent Swimmer / Sailor must weigh at least 105 lbs

Learn the basics of boating safety, nomenclature, rigging, sail handling and steering in a two person boat. Sailors in 420s and FJs should weigh a minimum of 105lbs. Sailors may sail 420s or FJs exclusively or both boats depending on what the program and instructors decide. Sailors that have successfully completed Opti LTR or Opti Racer and raceived a recommendation to advance should be taking 420 Transitional Racing instead of this class. Junior Sailing programs meet rain or shine. Please dress accordingly.

IntermediateĀ 

Pram 2

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2 weeks / $560 / tidal schedule

Ages: 8-9 Prerequisites: Pram Power and recommendation to advance Requirements: Competent Swimmer

For those ready to sail solo and increase their on-the-water confidence. Proper docking techniques and the ability to sail a triangular course will be mastered before advancing. Junior Sailing programs meet rain or shine. Please dress accordingly.

No class July 4

Opti 2

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2 weeks / $560 / tidal schedule

Ages: 9-12 Prerequisites: Opti Magic or Pram 2 and recommendation to advance Requirements: Competent Swimmer

Students will be challenged to perfect their sailing techniques including sailing upwind and using the tiller extension at all times, especially in between tacks. Towards the end of the course, students will begin to learn the very basic first steps to racing.

Students will also be encouraged to sail in the 2 local regattas in Duxbury Bay. The Duxbury Yacht Club Regatta and DBMS Jr. Regatta will provide great opportunities for kids to get their first taste of racing in the Novice Green Fleet division.

420 Intermediate

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2 weeks / $560 / tidal schedule

Ages: 13-17, Prerequisites: 420 Beginner and recommendation to advance, Requirements: Competent Swimmer / Sailor must weigh at least 105 lbs

Focus on improving and refining boat-handling skills in a 420. Towards the end of the course, students will begin to learn the very basic first steps to racing. Junior Sailing programs meet rain or shine. Please dress accordingly.

Advanced

Opti Learn To Race

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2 weeks / $560 / tidal schedule

Ages: 10-13 Prerequisites: Opti II and recommendation to advance Requirements: Competent Swimmer

Students will begin working on racing topics and techniques while becoming more proficient sailors.

Topics include, but arenā€™t limited to, starts, downwind boat handling, mark roundings and regatta tips/ info.

Students will be highly encouraged to compete in the Duxbury Yacht Club Regatta and DBMS Jr. Regatta. Coaches for this course are planning on coaching students during the DYC Regatta which occurs during the week. Due to this, the normal class will not be held on these 2 days. For these days students may either participate in the regatta and receive coaching from their normal coaches, or join the Opti II class those days.

420 Transitional Racing

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2 weeks / $560 / tidal schedule

Ages: 13-17 Prerequisites: Opti LTR or Racer and recommendation to advance Requirements: Competent Swimmer / Sailor must weigh at least 105 lbs

This class is for sailors who already know the basics of racing and have a good amout of experience doing so. The course will cover racing tactics and strategies as well as advanced boat handling skills in the 420.

Coaches will focus on having the students master the main and jib but will not incorporate trapeze or spinnakers in this course. Students will be encouraged to compete in the DBMS, DYC regattas without a spinnaker. Eligibility to sail in other local and regional regattas will be determined by coaches.