NCS Program Details
420 Green (ages 12-18)
December 7, 2021
420 Green is a two-week program at Jetties Sailing Center designed to introduce our teenage students to more technical boats, such as Rhodes 19s and 420s. 420 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.
420 Green will be offered at Jetties Sailing Center Monday-Friday mornings from 9:30 AM to 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.