M A I N E
The Southport Junior Yacht Club Sailing Foundation uses the following sailboats in its sailing classes:
Turnabouts: A safe, stable trainer with a single mainsail and a small spinnaker. Room for several beginners and an instructor make this an ideal entry level boat. The Turnabouts are privately owned and shared with the program.
Optimist Dinghies (Optis): A single-handed advanced dinghy for younger racers. The Foundation owns two new Optis; most Opti sailors provide their own.
420s: The universal US sailing double-handed training boat used by teenage and collegiate sailors. The 420 is used in our Advanced Class. The Foundation owns fifteen 420s.
J/80: The J/80 is a sprit-rigged keelboat raced on the Boothbay peninsula. The J/80 introduces advanced program sailors to keelboat handling and racing, including related topics of crew coordination and additional aspects of seamanship.