Meet the J80


  • Friday evenings for 3 hours
  • J80 membership not required
  • Learn about the J80
  • Practice basic maneuvers
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Perhaps you enjoy the Rhodes 19s but want to try sailing something a little bigger and sportier.  Meet the J80 is perfect if you want an introduction to a larger, faster boat without committing to a longer course or full membership. Meet the J80 is a 3-hour introductory clinic and is not designed to replace our Performance classes, Performance 1 and Performance 2.

Skills and Concepts Covered

  • An orientation to J80 basics: rigging, sail-handling, tacking/gybing, docking, crew overboard recovery, reefing, winch safety, outboard engine overview, etc.
  • Applying your existing sailing skills and knowledge to a vessel that is faster and more responsive than a Rhodes 19.
  • An introduction to crew roles and how to teach crew to assist a skipper.


Course Structure

5-to-1 Instruction: In our introductory format, 5 students and 1 instructor sail together, allowing for plenty of teamwork. Meet the J80 is held on one Friday evening, for a single 3-hour session.

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