4I6 - Youth 420 Intro to Racing
Monday, Aug 19, 2019 (9:00 am - 3:30 pm)
Tuesday, Aug 20, 2019 (9:00 am - 3:30 pm)
Wednesday, Aug 21, 2019 (9:00 am - 3:30 pm)
Thursday, Aug 22, 2019 (9:00 am - 3:30 pm)
420 INTRO TO RACING
SCHEDULE: Mon-Thur 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM
DURATION: One week
PUBLIC: $245 MEMBER: $170
PREREQUISITES: 420 Explorers or Racing Optimist
The 420 Intro to Racing class is for sailors who have taken the 420 Explorers class or have learned the basics of sailing and would like to start racing. Sailors will gain racing experience as skipper and crew in a smaller class setting.
Emphasis will be on improving boat handling skills and confidence under a variety of wind conditions. This class offers new challenges, an exciting racing experience, and will prepare the sailor for the 420 Race Team. This is a smaller class that includes more individualized coaching.
Sailors will learn the rules of racing, boat handling, sail trim, and basic race strategy and tactics.
We encourage sailors to participate in the local Twin Cities Youth Sailing (TCYS) Regattas held at local lakes.