Falmouth Harbor Sailing School 420 Racers - July 2018

Falmouth Harbor Sailing School 420 racers are preparing for this weekend’s annual Falmouth Regatta.

Falmouth Harbor Sailing School is in its third week of the 2018 season. The sailing school is a nonprofit organization that is open to the public and offers classes for anyone ages 7 to 18 as well as private instruction for all ages by appointment.

The seven classes are off to a great start. Students in Learn to Sail have been working diligently on getting comfortable in all different types of boats, including Optis, Sonars, and everyone’s favorite, the Blue Lady. They are also learning to steer and are working on their knots. The Opti 1 class has been concentrating on sail trim, points of sail, and working as a team. Students in Opti 2 have been working on body position and practicing sailing by themselves in all sorts of winds.

The 420-1 group has been working on skippering. After a small class at the start of the season, they are slowly gaining in numbers. Everyone has worked on trapping and capsizing, and they are having lots of fun. The main focus of 420-2 has been spinnakers and roll tacks. Everyone had a great time trapping and has been slowly mastering their spinnaker skills.

Falmouth’s 420 and Opti race teams have had a busy start to the season. The 420 and Opti racers alike worked intently this past week at the Edgartown Regatta. The 420 racers then moved on to Vineyard Haven and the Opti racers to Stone Horse Regatta.

Falmouth Harbor Sailing School hosted a family cookout yesterday evening, with a team racing exposition at that time, and coming up this weekend is the annual Falmouth Regatta. The whole 420 team will be participating and it looks like it will be a great weekend.

We are also thrilled that Glassybaby has included FHSS in their summer tour. They will donate 10 percent of the proceeds from the sales at the barbecue to the sailing school.

Those interested in finding out more about Falmouth Harbor Sailing School programs are welcome to visit www.falmouthharborsailing.org.

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