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Introduction to Double Handed Sailing - Session 2 (skips week of 7/3)

Monday, Jun 26, 2023 - 10:00 am through Friday, Jun 30, 2023 - 3:00 pm
Monday, Jul 10, 2023 - 10:00 am through Friday, Jul 14, 2023 - 3:00 pm

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Leaders: Madde Vachon
Travis Carlisle

Event Information


Member Discount Code: member

The member discount code applies to the following membership types: Voting, Associate, Emeritus, and Junior Associate.  If you do not use the code at checkout, we will charge a processing fee upon reimbursement for the difference.

Junior Club Membership link **Junior Club Members are NOT ELIGIBLE FOR DISCOUNT**

Ages: 8th grade through 12th grade

Time: 10am - 3pm | Two-Week Sessions

For: New sailors, sailors who have graduated from Opti’s, sailors who wish to improve their skills for High School Sailing

The Intro to Double-Handed Sailing program is class intended to teach inexperienced sailors how to sail a double-handed sailboat.  This program is intended for 8th Grade-12th grade sailors that are interested in learning how to sail or want to keep working on their skills from High School Sailing.  Sailors will learn how to rig the boat, the points of sail, how to tie knots used in sailing, proper positioning in the boat, the right of way rules, and depending on progress, spinnaker work.  We encourage and recommend that where possible, participants pair up as skipper/crew units prior to signing up for the class and register together, however the Junior Program can assist with pairing up un-matched sailors. The Intro to High School Sailing class will include all elements of the Double-Handed class but will also incorporate basic racing rules, tactics, and race courses in order to prepare the sailor for Fall Tryouts.

Participants will need to bring the following things to practice every day, clearly labeled with their name:

  • PFD/Lifejacket (Coast Guard approved) with whistle

  • Closed-toed shoes that can get wet 

  • Change of clothes & towel

  • Sunglasses & hat

  • Sunscreen

  • Snacks

  • Reusable water bottle

  • Bailer (could be an empty detergent bottle, or Arizona ice tea jug, with bottom cut off.)

  • Notebook if you want to take notes (Recommended)

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Registration Count

Registration Type Registrations Remaining
All Participants 12 2
Waiting List 0 4