NCS Program Details
420 Blue (ages 12-18)
November 6, 2023
420 Blue is a two-week class for our intermediate 420 sailors. Sailors will be invited to participate in 420 Blue once they have demonstrated proficiency with the skills taught in 420 Green. In 420 Blue, sailors will be introduced to the basics of flying a spinnaker, using a trapeze, and roll tacking, among other skills. A focus will be on developing basic racing skills in a double-handed boat.
420 Blue sailors are also invited to participate in Saturday Race Days. Sailors in 420 Blue are strongly encouraged to participated in on-island racing opportunities. More information about on-island racing opportunities will be communicated to 420 Blue families throughout the summer.
NCS offers shore programming on days that it is too windy to sail. If a shore day is necessary, class time may be shortened. NCS will contact parents/guardians directly via email and text regarding any adjustments to pick-up times.
The 420 Blue class is held at the Jetties Sailing Center Monday - Friday mornings from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM.
Please note: Nantucket Community Sailing's instructors and coaches recommend that 420 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.
420 Blue students will wear a life jacket at all times at class (on shore and on the water). Students may bring their own PFD (USCG Type III), should they choose. We ask that students wear appropriate shoes (closed-toe) when participating, Native Footwear, Keen, Crocs and old sneakers all work well. Private lessons may be also be booked on our Jetties Sailing Center website; lessons are offered Monday - Saturday.