youth intermediate 420
SCHEDULE: Mon-Thur 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM
DURATION: Two weeks
PREREQUISITES: Beginning 420 or Racing Optimist
The Intermediate 420 class is for sailors who have taken the Beginning 420 class or have learned the basics of sailing and would like to improve their skills. Sailors will get more experience as skipper and crew in a smaller class setting.
Sailors will refine concepts learned as beginners and begin to explore the full capabilities of the boat. Goals include optimizing weight distribution, maximizing boat speed, improving tacking and gybing techniques, and crew/skipper coordination. Basic racing techniques will be explored along with rules of the road. Students are encouraged to enroll in Advanced 420 after completing this course.