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NCS Program Details


420 Blue (ages 12-18)
November 18, 2022

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 Day and the Annual Jobson Cup Regatta, hosted by Great Harbor Yacht Club. The registration fee for the Jobson Cup (Wednesday, July 26, 2023) 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 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.

P.O. Box 2424, Nantucket, MA 02584
NCS Office: 508-228-6600 | Jetties Sailing Center: 508-228-5358
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