Miami Sail Racing Courses
Three courses below can be combined into a 5 day course.
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Course 1 INTRODUCTION TO RACING Two Days
This course is designed for the beginning racer. You must be comfortable with your boat handling skills and have a string grasp of sailing concepts. This course will give you the confidence to get on a race course and know that you know what to do and how to compete.
Covers race course geometry, starting signals, racing rules, Starting tactics and methods, weather leg strategy and tactics, mark rounding, downwind strategy and methods, reaching leg strategy and methods and the finish.
Details of RACING TRAINING 1
Course 2 ADVANCED BOAT HANDLING One Day
This course is perfect for a graduate of course one or for a person who is concerned about their ability to sail well enough to participate in course one.
This course focuses on the boat handling skills to perfect all types of starts and respond to any situation with solid skills. By learning to steer the boat with sails as well as backing up, starting and stopping. Accelerating and slowing down. You will be prepared for practicing all kinds of starts, ducking, lee bow maneuvers etc. We will also work on sail shape, use of the vang, backstay and traveler.
Details of RACING TRAINING 2
Course 3 ADVANCED RACING WITH SPINNAKER Two days
This course is perfect for a team that is already formed. They will learn to work together and maximize their effectiveness. It is also perfect for the skipper who has to train his own team. The person who just wants to be good crew will learn every position on the boat and be a valuable asset to whoever they sail with.
Two days of windward leeward drills focusing on the fine points of sailing to weather, Spinnaker packing, sets, jibes and takedowns. You will train one each position on a modern sprit boat. (Symmetrical spinnaker training upon request)
Details of RACING TRAINING 3