Mid-fleet Performance Sailing 2


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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 spinnaker, along with more opportunity 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 how all of the various roles on the boat work together to make maneuvers possible (and safe). We also cover our Harbor Navigation curriculum so sailors are ready to leave the safety of the inner harbor and explore the harbor islands while practicing their newfound boat handling skills.

Performance 2 curriculum includes:

  • 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
  • A general overview of Boston Harbor Navigation


2021 Update- Posted November 2020
Due to Covid 19, we were unable to fulfill a number of our courses from the 2020 season and will be working to execute on those courses before posting new ones. If you would like to join our Waitlist please sign up here. Any contacts on our waitlist will be the first contacted when we post new courses and/or open enrollment for the 2021 (anticipated launch for late June)

Typically, Mid-fleet Performance 2 is a two-day clinic that runs on a Saturday and Sunday from 10:00AM – 4:30PM with a 30-minute lunch break.
This schedule and format may be revisited upon opening up new courses for the 2021 season.

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Things to note:

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.

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.