NCS Program Details


420 Green (ages 12-18)
November 6, 2023

420 Green is a two-week class 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".

At the start of a session, sailors may sail in Rhodes 19s with the help of an instructor and 2-3 peers on board; as the session progresses they will sail in 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 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

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.

It is recommended that 420 Green sailors sign up for as many continuous sessions as possible (4+ weeks) throughout the summer. For sailors in a beginner (Green) or intermediate (Blue) 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. Please contact the NCS office at if you have questions about your sailor's placement.

420 Green 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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