The exciting J/105 is one of the most popular high performance keelboats in America today, with more than 700 boats sailing. This 35-foot “mostly race boat” is very responsive and fun to sail. The J/105 features include a big cockpit, retractable bowsprit, and big asymmetric spinnakers.
This class will introduce you to the J/105 and the features of a one-design sportboat including the retractable bowsprit, asymmetrical spinnaker and hydraulic backstay. After a brief review of sail theory, reefing and crew overboard recovery procedures class will move on to roller furling operation, engine check and controls before going sailing. While sailing the J/105 you will experience all aspects of the boat from steering to trimming sails to deploying the bowsprit, setting and dousing the asymmetrical spinnaker and of course hiking! Other topics include crew positions and basic spinnaker trim, steering to the tell tales, packing the asymmetrical spinnaker and much more. Min 3 – Max 5 students.