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Advanced 1 Lessons ($180)
Prerequisites: Intermediate Sailing
Introduction to the use of trapeze and spinnaker on the RS Quest, which makes everything less stable and more exciting. Learn trapezing, spinnaker handling, rudderless sailing, how to hoist, gybe, and douse the spinnaker. Flying the spinnaker is a truly exciting experience for sailors looking for a thrill and wanting to sail at high speeds. This course runs over 4 full days.
Advanced 2 Lessons ($100)
Prerequisites: Advanced 1 Sailing
Learn to trapeze and use the spinnaker on the RS500. Adapt the skills you developed on the RS Quest to the less stable, semi-planing RS 500. Learn more advanced sail trimming and racing techniques, This course runs over 2 full days.
Advanced 3 (mentoring only)
Prerequisites: Advanced 2 Sailing
The RS800 is the big brother of the RS500. With a spinnaker, double trapeze and hiking-wings, this is an exhilarating boat to sail. It comes with a steep learning curve but offers the kind of high performance skiff sailing many sailors dream about. We no longer offer Advanced 3 lessons; get certified on the RS800 through the mentoring program.