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Introduction to Sailing

The Luffing Lassies host a two-part Introduction to Sailing Course each September.

                                               Sailing is a physical activity.

Basic fitness and agility are essential to:

  • Pull the 130—lb. Sunfish from a storage rack and roll it up and down the beach slope to launch and return it.​

  • Quickly crouch into a squat, duck under a moving boom, and move from side to side of the boat.


  • Swim comfortably for at least 100 yards unassisted


  • Pull yourself from deep water onto your boat in the event of a capsize.

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Posture in a Sunfish

The Lassies teach the Introduction to Sailing course in the single handed One Design boat called a Sunfish. In this video, you can see how you would sit in the boat.

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Introduction to Racing

The second week of the course is all about how to race a sailboat. The Luffing Lassies meet each Thursday throughout the school year to race their boats against each other.

You will learn The Racing Rules of Sailing according to US Sailing.

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