Introducing the Teen Green Program!
March 14, 2011
The Teen Green Program
The response to the opening of our program registration has been very exciting, but we want to ensure those who have not yet registered that there are still many great programs available for all age groups. This week we are highlighting a program that still has availability and is geared to our teenage sailors. If you are concerned that the program doesn't suite your sailor or that the original program your sailor wanted has sold out, call NCS directly 508-228-6600 and we will help to discover what other fun program options are still available.
Introducing the Teen Green Program
Ages: 13 - 18 years old
Location: Jetties Sailing Center
Time/Days: Mornings: 9:30am - 12:00pm, Monday - Friday
Afternoons: 1:00pm - 3:30p, Monday - Friday
The Teen Green program is geared towards sailors who are new to sailing and are between the ages of 13 and 18 years old OR sailors who have completed youth classes at the Polpis Harbor site, but may need more experience prior to jumping into the 420 class. Held at the Jetties Sailing Center, the Teen Green program is designed to introduce students to a larger, more technical boat, called the RS Vision, with the help of an instructor and 2-3 peers on board.
Focus will be on teamwork, basic racing techniques, and boat handling in a variety of conditions. Time will be spent preparing students for a transition to the more technical 420, the collegiate racing boat used in our 420 Blue and Red classes, which is sailed without the help of an instructor on board. The Teen Green class is also a sufficient precursor to the Teen Keelboat program, although it is not a prerequisite.
Nantucket Community Sailing's instructors and coaches recommend that Teen Green sailors sign up for as many contiguous sessions as possible throughout the summer. For sailors in a beginner or intermediate class, more "tiller time" throughout the summer, will help sailors to become proficient more quickly-- providing them with the opportunity to join the 420 Blue and Red/Racing team.
For those Teen Green sailors looking to sail with us all day, or to try sailing in a new boat, NCS instructors and coaches recommend that they sail Teen Green in the mornings and Keelboat Blue in the afternoons. The Keelboat Blue program will give teens an opportunity unlike any other in the area: to race as a crew (with their peers) on a 35' keel boat throughout the Cape and Islands. For more information see the Keelboat Blue class description click here.