Advanced Keelboat (12 hours)
Whether your goal is to sail fast around a race course or to achieve the perfect spinnaker run home from The Graves, Advanced Keelboat is the course for you. This course is taught in a J/22, a performance boat designed for speed and grace, by our top instructors. Advanced Keelboat covers:
- The finer points of boat handling: how to use crew weight to your advantage, reduce rudder drag, roll tack and jibe, etc.
- Advanced sail trim: how and when to use the vang, outhaul, Cunningham, traveler, backstay, and other sail controls to determine the shape and maximize the performance of your sails.
- All you need to know to use a spinnaker well: rigging, sets, jibes, douses, and proper trim.
- A review of the basics and more advanced techniques, including docking, anchoring, crew overboard recovery, and heavy weather sailing.