Club 420 Sessions

Challenge and fun as sailors and skills grow.

Ages 13-17
Week long sailing courses for beginners and intermediate sailors.  Multi-week Race camps are offered for advanced sailors.

Club 420 Explorer

For sailors 13+ who may have aged out of Opti Explorer or Racer. This is also a great place to start if you are new to sailing and over the age of 13 (or under 13 and over 120 lbs). In this five-day session, students will learn on-the-water safety, tacking, gybing, sail trim, and boat handling. No experience is required to enroll in the C420 Explorer class.  This course can be taken multiple times.  Each week your sailor builds upon the fundamentals of sailing.

Ages 13 – 17
Prerequisite: None!
Monday-Friday 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

We also offer one-day introductory courses to the Club 420. 

Club 420 Advanced

Club 420 Advanced sailors are students who have taken a week or two of the Club 420 Explorer sessions and have shown advanced sailing ability. The Club 420 Advanced session is for students who are not yet ready for racing but would like to continue working on more advanced skills and techniques. Sailors will continue to work on points of sail and boat control. There will also be more advanced topics introduced like spinnaker sailing, reading the wind/weather, and other more advanced boat handling techniques.

Ages: 13 – 17
Prerequisite: 1-2 weeks of Club 420 Explorer
Students will be required to demonstrate their knowledge on the first day of class.  Anyone without enough experience will be moved to the Explorer class.

Club 420 Racer

The Club 420 Racer class is an exciting opportunity to fully experience the fun and challenge of sailing at a higher level. Designed for students who have shown their ability to sail at a high level in the Club 420 Explorer or Advanced courses.  Students will develop racing concepts including starts, upwind and downwind sailing, as well as boat trim for speed, racing rules, strategy, tactics, and more.  The class meets Monday- Friday from 9:00 – noon.

On select Fridays, the Club 420 Racers are encouraged to compete in local TCYS regattas. These regattas are held around the metro area. There is an extra registration fee for each regatta, and parents are asked to provide transportation.

Ages: 13-17
Prerequisite: 1-2 weeks of Club 420 Explorer (and instructor approval) or Club 420 Advanced.