Mid-Fleet Performance 2

  • 2-day, 12-hour clinic on a J80
  • Rigging and sailing with an asymmetrical spinnaker
  • More advanced sail trim, theory, techniques, and maneuvers

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In the second part of the Performance Sailing series, we provide a 2-day, 12-hour, in-depth introduction to the asymmetrical spinnaker, along with more opportunities to practice the advanced boat handling and sail trim topics covered in Performance Sailing 1. Conditions permitting, we typically head to the outer harbor to practice hoists, take-downs, and jibes. We review and practice the various roles on the boat to maneuver safely . We also introduce harbor navigation so sailors are ready to leave the safety of the inner harbor and explore the harbor islands while practicing their new boat handling skills.

Mid-Fleet Performance 2 is a great first step if you are looking to gain our spinnaker endorsement on the J80 fleet.

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Skills and Concepts Covered

  • Review of J80 boat handling, sail trim and crew positions
  • Review of docking and anchoring under power
  • Rigging and packing an asymmetrical spinnaker
  • Safely setting, flying, jibing, and dousing an asymmetrical spinnaker


Course Structure

4-to-1 Instruction: In our traditional format, 4 students and 1 instructor sail together, allowing for plenty of personalized attention and teamwork. Mid-Fleet Performance 2 is held over the course of 12 hours, consisting of 2 six-hour, back-to-back weekend days.

Recommended Next Steps

Note: While performance 2 is an essential way to skill build, we cannot guarantee participants a spinnaker endorsement on the J80 or a Green Flag navigation endorsement, which typically takes more practice than a single class can provide.

We cannot reschedule lessons within two weeks of their start date unless we are able to fill the spot with another student. For more information on our refund policy, click here.