The Racing School program consists of a series of courses, organized in such a way that students can progress at their own rate. At the start of each course, students will receive a checklist outlining the tasks required to complete the course. A typical day at Racing School will have students of different levels performing the tasks required to complete their respective courses. This allows students to progress at their own rate and enhances the learning experience by exposing beginning students to more advanced techniques.
The Racing School class schedule is organized around the racing calendar at the Austin Yacht Club. AYC holds sailboat races throughout the year on Lake Travis and Racing School classes start a couple of hours prior to the start of each AYC race. This schedule provides maximum flexibility for both students and instructors. Since the number of instructors and sailboats available on any particular day may vary, students are encouraged to reserve a spot by sending an email prior to the day they plan to attend. See Registration for more information.
After the completion of the videos, students will go to the dock and will get familiar with a sailboat by practicing some of the techniques discussed in the video. The first day you will receive a checklist which outlines all the skills you will need to complete in order to earn your first degree of Basic Sailor.
Each day you attend Racing School you will bring your checklist with you in order to help your instructor plan your day's activities. Once you complete all the required skills for one course you will earn your degree and you will qualify for the next course, eventually leading to your Black Belt degree :-)