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. If you are working on a Green Flag rating, preparing for a J/22 checkout, or interested in getting into racing, Advanced Keelboat can help you work toward your goals--just let your instructor know what you'd like to focus on. Our 3:1 student to instructor ratio ensures that we'll be able to tailor the course to the interests of you and your fellow students.
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 symmetrical 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.