Beginning Racing at Sail Dallas

J/24 Sailing Fast!
J/24 Sailing Fast!
There is no better way to improve your sailing skills than to compete against other sailors. This hones your skills and enables you to measure your progress as you develop your sailing skills.

As a racer, you want to maximize your boat speed.

Competing encompasses several different aspects of the sport: Starting line tactics, racing course tactics, and Technical Sailing skills.

Even for the weekend sailor or cruiser, racing is a great way to develop correct sailing techniques and build friendships.

These courses include both classroom & on-the-water time and taught by world champion racing instructors.

We offer two Beginning Racing Courses:

  • Beginning Racing Course
  • Spinnaker Sailing Course

Beginning Racing Course

Course Description:

This is complete introductory course for the sailor needing a thorough introduction to racing as well as for the racing crew who wants to make the transition to helms person.


Candidates for this course should be able to presently day sail a boat with confidence and as a helms person be able to tack, jibe, sail on a designated point of sail and trim the sails appropriately.

This course is also appropriate for those with some racing or crewing experience who do not meet the prerequisites for the Advanced Racing course.

J/24 at Hull Speed
J/24 at Hull Speed

Topics include:

  • Sail trim & shape
  • Helming for speed
  • Boat speed & tuning
  • Weather & wind shifts
  • Tacking & gybing drills
  • Spinnaker: Trim, sets & take downs
  • Starting approaches
  • Start to upwind transition
  • Short course racing
  • Boat to boat tactics
  • Mark roundings
  • Racing rules
  • Racing strategy
  • Crew prep & teamwork


Upon successful completion you will receive our Sail Dallas Racing 201 Certification.

Course Length:

4 hours Classroom (no written quiz).

30 hours on-the-water.

Pricing & Scheduling:

  • $999 per single person
  • $899 each for 2 or more
  • $749 for Alumni

Schedule: Call 214-215-SAIL/7245

J24s Spinnaker Sailing!
J24s Spinnaker Sailing!

Spinnaker Sailing Course

Develop spinnaker sailing skills on the J/24.

This seminar prepares you for the skills needed for a poled symmetrical spinnaker.

These are skills beneficial to cruisers and racers alike. Poled spinnakers provide for more versatile sailing.


Basic Sailing Knowledge

Course Description:

The course consists of two separate 4-hour classes.

Topics include:

  • Points of sail for spinnakers
  • Packing
  • Hoists (bag, cockpit)
  • Dousing
  • Gybing
  • Troubleshooting
  • When not to fly

Pricing & Scheduling:

$299 per person

Schedule: Call 214-215-SAIL/7245

Sign up now!

Call us at 214-215-SAIL/7245 to sign up. If you have any questions, please call.

Performance Sailing!
Performance Sailing!

Already a Competitive Sailor?

We offer three Advanced Racing Courses:

  • Advanced Racing Course
  • Weekend Performance Classes
  • Advanced Sail Trim

We offer Racing Clinics just for you

Sail Dallas Performance Sailing comes to you! A clinic can weld together a boat, team, fleet or club like nothing else and is structured to keep the sailing season alive all year. Whether for your whole fleet of just one boat, instruction should be given consideration where skill levels, participation or enthusiasm need a strong boost.

Private or Group Lessons

We offer top-notch, professional instruction aboard our boats or yours. We will custom tailor the curriculum to meet your specific goals, and maintain flexible schedules which will accommodate your needs. With a fleet of on the water J/24’s, we are ready when you are.

A Fleet of J/24 Sailboats Available for Rent/Lease

For accomplished sailors, we invite you to rent/lease our J/24’s, sail with us, and develop your sailing skills! Call us at 214-215-SAIL (7245) to discuss your options.