NCS Program Details
Teen Green (ages 12-16)
November 18, 2019
For sailors who have completed youth classes at the Polpis Harbor site and who may need more experience prior to jumping into the 420 class, or for sailors who are new to sailing, our Teen Green class, held at the Jetties Sailing Center, provides an additional setting for sailing education for teens. The Teen Green Class at the Jetties Sailing Center is designed to introduce our teenage students to more technical boats, such as Rhodes 19s and 420s, and from time to time classes will use Marshall Cat 15 Sailboats.
Ages: Teen Green is meant for students ages 12-16. Sailors who are 12 years old should be 115+ lbs and/or at least 5'2". Please contact Program Director Emily Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about your sailor's placement.
Students will learn two ways: At the start of a session, they will sail in Rhodes 19s with the help of an instructor and 2-3 peers on board; as the session progresses they will sail in Rhodes 19s or 420s independently with another peer, while coached from a skiff. Focus will be on teamwork, basic sailing techniques, and boat handling in a variety of conditions. The Teen Green class is also a sufficient precursor to the Big Boat Sailing program although not a prerequisite.
Please note: Nantucket Community Sailing's instructors and coaches recommend that Teen Green and 420 Blue sailors sign up for as many continuous sessions as possible (4+ weeks) 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 Racing team.
On the first day of each new session, students will have a basic swim check. While life jackets are provided and required when on the water, each NCS student should be comfortable in and around the water and have basic swimming skills. We ask that students wear appropriate shoes (closed-toe) when participating; Native Footwear, Keen, Crocs and old sneakers all work well.
Teen Green classes are held Monday-Friday 9:30 AM-12:00 PM at Jetties Sailing Center.