420 Academy: Advanced Sailors ages 13 and up
This is an all day, 3 day per week class for sailors who have completed Opti Racing or Captains class and would like to learn more about racing and sail 420's. Sailors are eligible for this class per instructor recommendation after completing Opti Racing or Captains class. Individual sailors must weigh 110 lbs to meet the minimum crew weight requirements for the boat. This class will take place in 420 club boats owned by TYC. Students in this class will participate in the TYC 420 club series also known at TYC as the Fonseca trophy. Safety skills and proper capsizing drill for double handed sailing will be taught. In addition all students will learn the basics of skipper crew communication, racing rules, sportsmanship, spinnaker trim, tacking and gybing and proper rigging and boat maintenance. Students in this class will be able to participate in NBYA regattas and are encouraged to do when their skills are regatta ready. There will be a charter fee to use a TYC boat at away regattas. Parent volunteers are vital to this program. Parents are needed to coordinate carpools, drive sailors to and from regatta sites and trailer boats. This class is limited to 12 students and runs from 9am-4pm Mon.Wed. Fri.
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