Learn to Sail Program 2013
Note: July 20 'Sailing Basics' rescheduled to August 10.
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NOTE THE NEW TIMES for 2013
Are you new to the club and want to learn to sail? Do you want to continue developing your sailing skills and confidence? Have you been at the club for a few years and haven’t quite gotten around to taking that first step towards learning how to sail? Do you own a boat but don’t take it out because you’re worried that you might not remember how to sail? Have you ever wanted to try racing on Sundays but feel intimidated by the other racers that look like they know what’s going on, or do you simply not know where/when/how to start? Or do you simply need to brush off the winter cobwebs with the help of an experienced sailor?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, act now and take advantage of the free Learn to Sail clinics! (members only)
Saturdays, June 8 & July 13 10 am – 1 pm
starting from scratch at 10:00 am
As a member, you are entitled to use the club boats. Come and learn where all the parts are kept, how to rig up the different boats, and the basics to get you moving on the water. No experience necessary! This is a land-based lesson, so just bring your eager selves! Adults and children welcome. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult member.
Saturdays, June 15, 22, 29 & July 27 & August 10 9:30 am – 1 pm
Rigging starts at 9:30 am (instructors on hand for assistance)
The backbone of the Learn to Sail program, Sailing Basics is the next step in your sailing skills development. Boat Basics covered knots and rigging, Sailing Basics will cover the Basics of Sailing - how to harness the wind to make a boat move (in the direction you want to go): how to sail upwind, downwind, how to tack & gybe, and maybe even some instruction in capsizing... Members of all ages welcome, no experience necessary (children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult member). Sailing Basics includes on-water instruction (weather permitting), so be dressed for sailing - lifejackets required!
Saturday, August 17 9:30 am – 1 pm
Rigging starts at 9:30 am (instructors will be on-hand for assistance)
Need to brush up your sailing skills? Want to work on a specific technique? Need further instruction on something you’ve been working on or sailing in general? Want to practice racing before the Family Fun Regatta? The Open Sailing Clinic is a chance to get the answers you’re looking for. This clinic will be customized to meet your needs and is another chance to learn under instructor supervision. Lifejackets are required for on-water instruction.
Saturday, August 24 (time to be announced)
The Grand Finale of the Learn to Sail Program. Put all your acquired sailing skills to the test at this one-of-a-kind fun regatta. A great event for the whole family! New and improving sailors battle it out in fun and relaxed races throughout the morning. Experienced sailors wanting to participate are relegated to crewing or sailing prams. Hot Dog lunch provided to participants and volunteers. Look for more details later in the season!
For more information on any aspect of the the Learn to Sail Program, email firstname.lastname@example.org