NCS Program Details
420 Blue (ages 12-18)
November 18, 2022
420 Blue is a two-week program held at Jetties Sailing Center 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 Day and the Annual Jobson Cup Regatta, hosted by GHYC. The registration fee for the Jobson Cup is included in the registration for sailors participating in Session 3 of 420 Blue. Sailors in Session 3 are expected to sail in this event, and it will be a full day of practice and racing. More information about on-island racing opportunities will be communicated to 420 Blue families throughout the summer.
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.
On the first day of each new session, students will have a basic swim check. While life jackets are provided and required, each NCS student should be comfortable in and around the water and have basic swimming skills. 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.