This course is for sailors looking to take their skills to the next level and learn about optimal sail trim, spinnaker sailing, and generally getting the most speed out of your boat. This is not a learn-to-sail course, participants must be comfortable with all aspects of boat handling, wind awareness, executing smooth tacks and jibes, etc.
This will be an intense and fast-paced course, and you will learn the following skills:
This is not a racing tactics course, but participants will practice rounding marks, and some fun races will be held for skills practice.
Keelboat handling skills are required - all participants require DSC skipper-level skills, to have passed the US Sailing Basic Keelboat course, or similar. Please refer to the below skills list to ensure you are ready for this course!
If you have any questions about the course or as to whether this is the right time for you to take it - please email the Adult Education Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a call.
This course is taught aboard the DSC’s J/22s. There will be multiple boats used per course offering to allow for friendly competition to put your new skills into practice!
Parking is available on site in the gravel lot of the Baltimore Museum of Industry. Classes meet behind the BMI pavilion, near the gate to the Downtown Sailing Center main dock. Please plan to arrive a few minutes early to orient yourself and meet your instructor.
Our full-day classes return for a lunch break in the middle of each day, but you should plan to be on the water for up to three hours at a stretch.
Life jackets are required to be worn and will be provided. Please wear close-toed shoes for safety. We recommend dressing for the weather (it can feel cooler on the water than on land!) and bringing a water bottle, sunglasses, hat, sunscreen and a great attitude.
For complete session dates, please see below. To register, click on the session below that fits your schedule.
If the class you want to attend is fully booked, feel free to join the waitlist. We will send an email to the waitlist when a spot becomes available. It is then first-come first-serve.
Full payment is required to reserve your spot. Space is limited!