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420 Race

A more advanced program focused on performance skill development and competitive tactics for youth sailors 12-18. The perfect place for any hungry sailor who has taken camp or adventure courses and wants to go faster!

Who should take this course?
This course is for sailors who have some sailing experience and have expressed an interest in learning advanced sailing skills like refining upwind technique, hiking, spinnaker, trapeze, and Laser sailing. A 420 Adventure, an Optimist Race course, or a HS Sailing season are recommended before registering for these courses. Generally we suggest students be over 5’ or 100lbs in order to be comfortable in 420.

How are the classes structured?
Racers will train under the racing rules of sailing for practice and will learn to compete in events with other sailors of their talent level in low key learning races. Advanced students will train in C420 sailboats. This course will hone each sailors talents through a focused look at techniques, tuning, racing rules, and strategy.

Where are the races?
Sailors are urged to participate in the Twin Cities Youth Sailing Series, held on Fridays at various metro lakes throughout the summer. For qualified sailors, travel to out of state regattas is also available and encouraged. Tuition fees cover training at the sailing center and coaching at regattas. Fees for Twin Cities Youth Sailing registration, travel, and additional regattas are not included. Sailors are encouraged to participate in casual racing after class on Tuesday nights. Coaches get on the water along with our local adult fleets - don’t miss the chance to participate in our sport at large.

Do we need a boat?
All C420s will be provided for our courses.


Ages 12 - 18

Intermediate - Advanced

4 or 5 weeks, M-TH, Half Day + Events


What should I take before this course?

420 Camp or Adventure, Pram Solo or Race, or HS Sailing

What should I take after this course?

HS Sailing, College Sailing, Laser Race

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