Mid-Fleet Performance 1


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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 whats next. This course is taught on 2 platforms, the J80 and the Pearson 26.

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 Pearson – 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.
  • Docking under power
  • Using a roller-furling headsail
  • Anchoring


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

Scheduling courses in 2021 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 are remaining flexible with our course structure for 2021. Below are a few formats that will be in consideration as we count down the days to opening day on May 1!

  • One-to-One Private Lessons- 2 Lessons scheduled in 3 hour blocks, our instructors will introduce you to our J80s through a short on land introduction to rigging and and hour and half sail around Boston Harbor.
  • Traditional format- Mid-Fleet Performance 1 is a two-day course that typically runs over Saturday & Sunday from 10 AM to 4:30 PM with a 30 minute lunch break.

Throughout April, we will be reaching out to students who have purchased courses with details about course structure, along with options for dates and times. Courses will be available on the weekends and weekdays; registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis.


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.