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FAST TRACK TO PERFORMANCE RACING COURSE — OSS 102/109

BECOME A SAILBOAT RACE-READY SAILOR IN 10 ACTION-PACKED DAYS!

If you know sailboat racing tactics and sailboat racing techniques, fine tuning your sails in a friendly speed sailing competition on a leisurely day on the water is fun, and very satisfying. Pushing yourself, your boat and crew to maximize performance in a club race, regional or international competition will truly get your adrenaline going when you learn how to sail fast. If you’d like additional sailboat speed training, or want to your renew skills and move up to the winner’s circle, this advanced sailing course is for you.

2020 DATES ARE COMBINED WITH OUR 20TH ANNIVERSARY PERFORMANCE RACE WEEK — APRIL 17-25, 2020

Plan to arrive Thursday, April 16 and depart Sunday, April 26, 2020. Fast Track to Performance Racing is held once year in conjunction with the Offshore/North U Performance Race Week. In the first three days of this 10-day action-packed learning experience, you are immersed in the Performance Sailing Course (OSS 102), the next step up from Offshore Sailing School’s Learn to Sail Certification Courses (OSS 101).

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LEARN SAILBOAT SPEED TRAINING AND ABSORB SAFETY TECHNIQUESperformance sailing

You learn sailboat racing tactics and techniques – trimming sails and rig for speed, placing you and your crew where weight does the most good, mastering the art of flying a spinnaker downwind and on reaches are important techniques for how to sail fast. As an added bonus, our racing sailboat class also expand and solidify your knowledge and confidence levels related to safety aboard.

“Fast Track Performance Race Week is a great experience that can accelerate the learning curve for those of us who want to learn to sail fast, but can’t get enough sailing time in during our normal lives to gain the experience to do so quickly. Bring your crew to sail the Colgate 26 and return home with a new set of racing skills and sailing friends from around the world.”

Jay Hermann – Denver, CO
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AND THEN THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY PERFORMANCE RACE WEEK STARTS!

This speed sailing competition course called Performance Sailing continues with our annual Performance Race Week (OSS 109) on the third evening of your Performance Sailing course. Are you ready? You bet you are! For, 6 more days of serious (and fun) sailboat speed training and racing tactics with four crew per boat and 10 Colgate 26 sailboats on the line! This fast-paced sailing competition course involves a lot of concentration and physical activity every day.

Sailboat Race Instruction All Day Every Day — What a Blast!

Performance Race Week starts Sunday evening with an orientation party to meet crew mates and coaches who are there to teach you how to sail fast. Unless you book a crew of four, we assign you to a crew with others. Monday through Friday you race and learn non-stop – morning and afternoon on-water sessions with your coach onboard and seminars during lunch each day, plus video recaps during the week most evenings after sailing ends.  There’s a Meet and Greet party and dinner Sunday night, a fun buffet dinner on the beach Wednesday, and Saturday is the awards dinner with trophies awarded. Don’t hesitate to bring family and friends to share this spring getaway. The resort has gorgeous beaches, pools, great nearby attractions, and more to make their time just as rewarding as yours.
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SAILING – Good for You. Good for the World!™


Depending on weather conditions and the learning pace of all those aboard, your Fast Track to Performance Racing Course covers the following:

In the OSS 102 Sailboat Racing Courses

  • Advanced sail trim
  • Spinnaker set, jibe, douse and control
  • Jibe angles
  • Sail and mast shape and control
  • Squall management
  • Reefing techniques and heavy weather management
  • Emergency procedures if aground
  • Handling shroud, stay or mast loss
  • Anchoring and docking

  • Mooring pick-up
  • Practical navigation
  • Velocity made good
  • Sailing in current, use of ranges
  • Collision avoidance
  • Taking bearings
  • Distress signals
  • Crew overboard drills

During OSS 109 Performance Race Week

    • Starting tactics
    • Sail shape
    • Stalling and accelerating
    • Upwind and downwind tactics
    • Racing strategy
    • Covering and breaking cover
    • Racing rules

  • Proper sail trim on all points of sail
  • Boat speed and tuning
  • Spinnaker techniques
  • Finishing tactics
  • Weather and wind shifts
  • Rounding marks
  • Teamwork and crew preparation

Prerequisite: US Sailing Basic Keelboat certification (OSS 101) or sailing skills and knowledge equivalent to the Offshore Sailing School Learn to Sail course are required to take this course

Certification: Colgate Performance Sailing

Package Rates

All rates are per person. For racers everything listed below is included in these package rates. For non-racer guests sharing a room or unit with a racer, the room share, resort fee, and taxes are included. For guests attending the social events, a $280 charge will be assessed (welcome party and dinner, mid-week beach buffet, and graduation dinner). Not included are other meals, travel and miscellaneous expenses you may incur. In the green box, the “non-Sailor Sharing Room At Parties” cost covers the social events only.

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Here’s what’s included in your 10-day Fast Track to Performance Racing package:

  • Three-day Performance Sailing Course tuition – 18 hours on the water, 4.5 hours of classroom first three days
  • Six-day Offshore/North U Performance Racing tuition – 36 hours on the water, 7.5 hours of seminars, video review most evenings
  • 10 nights accommodations at Pink Shell Beach Resort including sales tax
  • Nightly per room resort fee and tax
  • Steve Colgate’s Performance Sailing and Racing, published by McGraw-Hill
  • North U. textbooks – Racing Tactics and TRIM (or you may opt for Gladstone’s DVDs)
  • Colgate Performance Sailing Certification
  • Logbook (or page for logbook if you are a returning Offshore Sailing School grad)
  • Diplomas for each course
  • Box lunches each day of Performance Race Week
  • Regatta on last day (Saturday) with trophies awarded to top three boat crews
  • Commemorative Performance Race Week shirt, hat and water bottle
  • Meet and Greet party and casual dinner Sunday evening before Race Week starts
  • Beach buffet dinner Wednesday night of Race week
  • Gala 20th Anniversary prize presentation dinner last Saturday night with prizes for top three boats and gifts for all
  • Exclusive benefit from The Sailing Company – your choice of a year’s subscription to Cruising World or Sailing World magazine

About Rooms and Villas: All rates above are for Fast Track to Performance Racing participants. If you are bringing a non-sailing guest, a charge of $280 will be charged for if they wish to attend the three social events (cocktails/dinners) with you. There should be no extra charge for accommodations for a non-sailor if he or she is sharing the same accommodation as the racing sailor, at the “single” rate. The Offshore Sailing School sales associate you book your course with will help you with any additional costs for a non-sailor requesting a private room.Please see the Performance Race Week page for a complete description of all the accommodations, and more information to help you plan your trip. 


Arrive Thursday
No instruction that day

Friday and Saturday – Days 1 and 2 Performance Sailing Course
8:00-10:00 – Classroom session ashore
10:00-1:00 – On-water instruction
1:00-2:00 – Lunch break ashore
2:00-5:00 – On-water instruction
Sunday – Day 3 Performance Sailing Course
8:00-10:00 – Classroom session ashore
10:00-1:00 – On-water instruction
1:00-2:00 – Lunch and certification test ashore
2:00-5:00 – Test sail without the instructor aboard
6:00-7:30 – Welcome reception and orientation for Performance Race Week

Monday – Day 1
8:00-11:00 – Sailing/racing instruction with coaches aboard
11:30-1:00 – Seminar ashore with box lunches provided
1:30-4:30 – Sailing/racing instruction with coaches aboard
4:30-5:30 – Spinnaker demo at dock
5:45-6:45 – Aprés sail video review

Tuesday – Day 2, 4 and 5
8:00-11:00 – Sailing/racing instruction with coaches aboard
11:30-1:00 – Seminar ashore with box lunches provided
1:30-4:30 – Sailing/racing instruction and practice with coaches aboard
5:45-6:45 – Aprés sail video review

Wednesday – Days 3
8:00-11:00 – Sailing/racing instruction and practice with coaches aboard
11:30-1:00 – Seminar ashore with box lunches provided
1:30-4:30 – Sailing/racing instruction and practice with coaches aboard
6:00-9:00 – Buffet on the beach

Saturday – Day 6
8:00-11:30 – Championship Regatta
11:30-1:00 – Lunch break with box lunches provided
1:00-4:30 – Championship Regatta
6:00-7:00 – Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres
7:00-9:30 – Gala 20th Anniversary Awards Dinner

Sunday
Depart for home and start winning!


Offshore Sailing School knows we cannot thrive without great employees and products. All graduates are asked to fill out an evaluation at the end of the course. The following testimonials come from those evaluations and individual correspondence with recent graduates of the Fast Track to Performance Racing Course. Many are happy to correspond by email or phone with you. If you would like us to put you in touch with anyone below, please call 888-454-7015 or email Sail@OffshoreSailing.com.

Here’s what our Fast Track to Performance Racing Course graduates have to say:

The printed curriculum looked great but it was even more power-packed than I expected. I have walked away with more knowledge and experience than I ever expected. This was a total success.

Diana Augsburger – Kenmore, NY

Fast Track Performance Race Week is a great experience that can accelerate the learning curve for those of us who want to learn to sail fast, but can’t get enough sailing time in during our normal lives to gain the experience to do so quickly. Bring your crew to sail the Colgate 26 and return home with a new set of racing skills and sailing friends from around the world.

Jay Hermann – Denver, CO

This has been a great learning experience and it delivers. With the same skipper (back home) we never finished better than 4th, yesterday we got a second and 2 firsts!

John Breyfogle – Countersville, AL

I’ve attended many courses in 37 years as a Navy pilot and airline pilot. The course and particularly the Offshore instructor were outstanding.

Tom Corboy – Annapolis, MD

If you love to go fast and strive to be better, you can’t beat the combination of owning your own Colgate 26 and taking the Performance and Racing classes. They are top notch instructors.

Phil Weintraub – Hopewell Junction, NY

I attended Performance Race Weeks with Bill Gladstone. I was not comfortable taking the helm during a race until I attended this camp. I have since become quite confident in my driving skills and feel very competitive with the rest of the fleet (hence 3rd place finish in the Marblehead NOODS!)

Shawna Gauthier – Marblehead, MA

Performance Race Week was fantastic. What you learn in one week is more valuable than anything you’ll learn in yeas of sailing.

Winter Hawley – Manitowoc, WI

A great customer service experience from registration to course completion. The quality and investment in training you provide all of your staff shows. Thank you for making my experience and the experience of my team mates so wonderful.

Noa Rea – Winnipeg, Canada

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