Intro to FJs

Please be advised that the September 2018 session of the Intro to FJs Course has been cancelled due to scheduling and dock logistics. We will resume the Intro to FJs Course in June 2019. Please check back in early spring for dates and registration. Thank you!

*Photo Courtesy of Anna Johnson

For those of you looking to cross over to sailing in our Flying Junior fleet, DC Sail offers an Intro to FJs. This two day class takes place on Saturday & Sunday over a single weekend.

This course will teach you all the basics of small boat handling on our fleet of Flying Juniors (FJ).  You will learn how to properly rig and de-rig the boats, the theories behind boat balance & how to achieve proper sail trim. You will also be introduced to the basics of racing.

Registration to this course includes registration to the Race Series that coincides with completion of the course. Participating in our racing program will allow you to get the practice needed to truly master the art of FJ sailing.

Upon completion of the course, you should be able to:

  • Rent an FJ with one crew
  • Confidently navigate an FJ through all of the points of sail
  • Sail around a racing course
  • Demonstrate proper body position within the boat

Prerequisites: We assume that you have passed our learn-to-sail course on the Flying Scot or have equivalent experience. See the curriculum overview of our learn-to-sail course to judge your skill level, or contact us if you have any questions. If you have not sailed for a while consider taking our refresher course first. We also assume that if you sign up for this course that you can swim 100 yards in clothes and tread water for 2 minutes.

Intro to FJ Course

For more information, please contact Traci Mead, Director of Business Operations.

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