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NCS Program Details


Keelboat Race (ages 13-18)
November 17, 2015

A special one-week program for our more serious J/105 teen racers. Interested students must have completed at least one session of Teen Big Boat Sailing THIS summer, or he/she must have competed in at least 2 Wednesday Night Races through 420 Race Programs, to be eligible for the class.

Keelboat Race will be held the week of Nantucket Race Week and will include the Sail Nantucket Regatta (on Friday and Saturday, August 16th and 17th) and a long-sail day to Martha's Vineyard (for ice cream, we hope! on either Wednesday, August 14th or Thursday, August 15th - conditions dependent). Sailors will build on skills learned in Teen Big Boat Sailing to prepare for racing in the second half of the week.

At the beginning of the week, an emphasis will be placed on teamwork and on ironing out positions, sail changes and maneuvers. Class times will be: Monday, August 12 from 1-4pm Tuesday, August 13 from 1-4pm, EITHER Wednesday or Thursday, August 14/15 from 7:30am - 7:30pm (Approx.), Friday, August 16 from 8:30am - 4:30pm (Approx. - NRW Sail Nantucket Regatta) and Saturday, August 17 from 8:30am - 4:30pm (Approx. - NRW Sail Nantucket Regatta).

Please note: No Class on EITHER Wednesday or Thursday. One of these days will be the long sail to Martha's Vineyard and one day will be an "off" day. The coaches will make a determination based on the weather forecast at the beginning of the week.

Class will meet at Children's Beach boat ramp and closed toe shoes are mandatory for participation.

Please note that this class has a higher tuition than our other programs. This is to cover staffing costs for the 3 long days of sailing (the trip to Martha's Vineyard and the two race days as part of Nantucket Race Week). Please note that lunch is also provided for our students on the Friday and Saturday race days. Sailors should pack lunch for the sail to Martha's Vineyard and money for ice cream. More specific information will be sent out prior to this trip.

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