Proposed College Use

While college dinghy sailing teams will typically practice 3 or 4 weekdays per week for ~12 weeks per semester (both fall & spring), and travel and compete ~12 weekends per semester (both fall & spring), we propose a shorter schedule for use of the COSC Figaro 2s.

COSC proposes: 7 weeks (including weekends) per fall & spring semesters (vs. 12 weeks for dinghies) comprised of 2 weekdays of practice, 1 weekday in the classroom, and 2 weekend-days of offshore training.

COSC Proposed Plan:

Draft Weekday Schedule for College Teams

7 Weeks per semester: Per Week, 2 days of sailing and 1 classroom day:

Fall Semester Classroom Topics:
1. Man-Overboard
2. Radio Communications
3. Navigation
4. Safety at Sea
5. Offshore Medical
6. Log-Keeping & Watch-Keeping
7. Engine Maintenance

Spring Semester Classroom Topics:
1. Weather-Routing
2. Anchoring & Towing
3. Maintenance at Sea
4. Nutrition & Sleep
5. Abandon Ship
6. Rules of the Road
7. Lights at Night

Draft Weekend Schedule for College Teams

7 Weekends per Semester: Per Weekend, 1 offshore overnight training voyage, delivery, or race event:

Fall Semester by Weekend:
1. Offshore training at homeport; if fleet elsewhere in summer, deliver to homeport
2. Offshore training from homeport
3. Offshore training from homeport
4. Offshore race/voyage/deliver to regatta venue (Larchmont YC)
5. Offshore Distance Race at Intercollegiate Offshore Championship
6. Offshore race/voyage/deliver back to homeport
7. Deliver to yard/de-commission for winter storage

Spring Semester by Weekend:
1. Commission at yard/deliver to homeport
2. Offshore training from homeport
3. Offshore training from homeport
4. Offshore race/voyage/deliver to regatta venue in Buzzards Bay
5. Offshore Distance Race at Regatta Venue
6. Offshore race/voyage/deliver back to homeport
7. Offshore training/season debrief or delivery to summer fleet location

Summer options:
Newport-Bermuda Race (June, even years); Marblehead-Halifax Race (July, odd years); Atlantic Cup (Charleston-New York-Portland, May, even years); Stamford Race; Vineyard Race; Ida Lewis Distance Race; etc.

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