Most sailors will tell you: September and October are some of the nicest times to sail! It's not so hot any more and the wind is great.
The class will be structured like a clinic and will feature a lot of time on the water, working on racing and boathandling skills. At a minimum, students must have completed at least 4 weeks of 420 Green Fleet.
This class will be run by a collegiate level coach. Quentin Chafee has spent many years coaching junior sailing around New England but has also worked as the assistant coach at Brown University, working with John Mollicone, and is currently the Head Coach at Eckerd College. He brings a wealth of high level experience and we are psyched to have him work with this team!
Based on how many sailing pairs from Green Fleet vs Race Team sign up, we may be able to split these groups into two, each getting their own coach
This Fall sailing program will be held on Saturdays, starting on September 12th and ending on October 31st. Hours are 9am-4pm. Students will need to bring a lunch each Saturday (may be eaten on the water or on land).
If you need to use a GBSA boat, a flat $50 charter fee per person will be assessed for the season.
We are offering this class in 4 week blocks, but the goal is for each sailor to complete the full 8 week (8 Saturday) program. The Fall season culminates with competing in the 2020 Halloween Howl Regatta at Sail Newport, which is October 31st (Sat). The coaching fee is built into the cost of this season, but parents will need to register their sailors.
If you'd like the flexibility of signing up for only 4 weeks at a time, no problem! But, you will receive the lowest per diem rate if you sign up for the full 8 weeks at the start. If, after the 1st 4 weeks, you want to add the next section of 4 weeks, simply return to this page and sign up again.
Once we have our full roster, we'll email you with special instructions about how to get geared up for Fall sailing!
Fall Sailing: 420s
If classes are cancelled due to bad weather, the class will be rescheduled to that Sunday. If the Sunday is unsailable, you will be creditted the per diem rate based on what you have paid. Unfortunately, we cannot prorate for sailors missing any of the days for any reason beyond weather cancellations as determined by the coach. If your sailor decides NOT to compete in the Halloween Howl, the per diem of 1 day will be creditted to your account.