Race Boat Handling

From: $525   Region: Sacramento (View all 30 Sacramento experiences)


Alameda, CA


Year Round

This Race Boat Handling weekend course is the perfect place for skippers and crews to polish your skills and learn to get around the course faster!
  • Your U.S. Sailing Certified School has been providing sailing instruction for over 27 years
  • Instructors are national champions, America's Cup team members & offshore racing veterans
  • Max crew of 4 per boat ensures personal instruction
  • Provides you a comprehensive understanding of what it takes to get a boat around a course quickly

More detailed description >

Learn crucial skills necessary to progress your racing performance; including spinnaker and sail handling, crew communication, workflow analysis, mark roundings, and boat handling drills. Your coaches are experts on building competitive team members, and competitive teams.

A maximum crew of four per boat ensures you will stay busy, and since we rotate each team member through all the positions, you walk away with a comprehensive understanding of what it takes to get a boat around a course quickly.

Through your course, you will learn:

  • Advanced Sail Trim
  • Rig Tuning
  • Asymmetrical Spinnakers
  • Symmetrical Spinnakers
  • Sets/Gybes/Takedowns
  • Mark Roundings
  • Boathandling Drills
  • Shifting Gears
  • Onboard Communication
  • Tactical Theory
  • Strategic concerns
  • Hydrodynamic/Aerodynamic Relationships
Come join the leaders in sail race training for a fun and beneficial weekend, and go home a faster skipper, or a more valuable team member.

Key Info >

Essential Information:
For this course, you must have completed a basic sailing course or feel comfortable sailing a small keel boat on your own.

2 days: 8 hours each day

Maximum Participants:
Up to 4 sailors per class

Not Allowed

Weather Dependent:
This experience is weather dependent. Always contact the Experience provider with any questions regarding weather conditions.

What to Wear:
Wear layered clothing, bring rain gear, and wear light soled shoes. In addition, it is recommended to bring a hat, sunglasses and sailing gloves.

Booking Information:
For this experience, it is recommended to request bookings 30 days in advance.

Cancellation Policy:
Once you have received a booking confirmation, cancellations and rebooking are allowed up to 30 days prior to the Experience. Failure to appear on your booked date or to cancel and rebook at least 30 days prior to your booked date will result in the loss of the value of your Experience.

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