Mid-Fleet Performance 1

  • 2-day, 12-hour course
  • Advanced sail trim and theory
  • Refined boat handling
  • Advanced techniques and maneuvers

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Our Mid-Fleet Performance 1 course is the perfect next step for recent graduates of our LTS, or for sailors looking for what’s next. This course is taught on 2 platforms, the J80 and the Tanzer.

The J80 – known for its speed, grace and simplicity, and good old-fashioned fun on the water. Our Performance Sailing courses are designed to give sailors a taste of all three.

The Tanzer – a welcoming and forgiving vessel designed for in-shore cruising is the perfect stepping stone towards larger cruising boats.

The first part of the Performance Sailing series is focused on advanced boat handling and sail trim topics, which are ideal for sailors looking to raise their skills and confidence to the next level. In addition to skill-building, these courses can be helpful for those working on a Green Flag rating or preparing for a Mid-Fleet cruising checkout sail.

Mid-Fleet Performance 1 curriculum includes:

  • The finer points of boat handling
  • How, when, and why to use the vang, outhaul, cunningham, traveler, backstay, and other sail controls to control the shape and maximize the performance of your sails.
  • A review of reefing, docking, and crew overboard recovery methods.
  • Using a roller-furling headsail
  • Anchoring


  • Learn to Sail (or similar experience)
  • Yellow flag certification

Course Structures in 2022 and possible changes for Covid-19

Keeping participants and instructors safe at all times while on and off the water is always a top priority for Courageous. We adhere to state and federal guidelines, as well as guidance issued on outdoor recreation and amateur sports. As you know, these policies on social distancing, mask-wearing, and group sizes are ever-shifting. Because of this, we will remain flexible with our course structure for 2022 and make changes if and when necessary. As of November 2021, our intended course structure for 2022 will be as follows:

  • Three-on-One Instruction: In our traditional format, three students and one instructor sail together, allowing for plenty of personalized attention and teamwork. 

Recommended next steps:

Things to note:

The Mid-Fleet Performance 1 course, or similar experience, is recommended as preparation for the Mid-Fleet Cruising checkout. 

Cancellation and Refund Policy: Please note that in an effort to keep our courses and memberships as affordable as possible, we must limit changes in schedule and membership. Because staff and instructors are hired and scheduled in advance, Courageous memberships, lessons, and/or other program fees are not refundable for any reason, including cancellation due to weather, or the participant’s inability to utilize the membership, lesson, or program. That said, we do understand that sometimes life gets in the way of sailing plans and, if necessary, we will work with you to reschedule for a later date. We cannot reschedule lessons within two weeks of their start date unless we are able to fill the spot with another student. All rescheduled lessons purchased before September 1 must be completed before the end of the season for which they were purchased; if purchased between September 1 and October 31, rescheduled lessons must be completed before June 30 of the following year.