Summer Sailing Camps

 
Summer Sailing Camps

Summer Sailing Camps


 

2-week Learn to Sail Camps

Boys and girls seven to thirteen years of age will experience the excitement of sailing in a safe yet fun environment. Using Lido 14 dinghies young sailors will learn water safety, basic terminology, parts of the boat and knots. Students will also learn to work as a team to rig, sail and de-rig the boat. Games and drills on the water combined with a little classroom work will help teach the basics and set everyone on a course to become safe and confident sailors.

  • Prerequisites:
    • For students 7 – 13 years old
    • Able to swim 50 yards  (a swim test will be given on the first day of class)

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4-week Sailing Camp

A combination learn to sail and intermediate class for students who would like to spend more time on the water sailing this summer. Students will be grouped by age and/or experience to provide the best learning experience for everyone. Sailors are instilled with a love of sailing, along with fundamental sailing skills that they can build upon and use for a lifetime as well as safe boating, seamanship and boat maintenance skills. Sailors will fine-tune their boat handling skills while sailing independently. Practice in the form of sailing games and mock races are excellent and popular tools for learning. Class will meet the first 2-weeks in the morning and the last 2-weeks in the afternoon; however, students may choose to attend the morning session all 4-weeks.

  • Prerequisites:
    • For students 9 – 13 years old
    • Able to swim 50 yards  (a swim test will be given on the first day of class)

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Intermediate Sailing

Sailors in this class can rig their boats independently and the goal of the class is to build confidence as students continue to improve their boat handling skills and work on sail trim. Sailing in the afternoon breeze students will practice tacking, jibing, sailing on all points of sail using proper sail trim and getting out of irons to further develop their confidence on the water. Tell tales and tiller extensions will be introduced as sailors learn to sail their boats fast and efficient.

  • Prerequisites:
    • For students 9 – 13 years old
    • Able to swim 50 yards  (a swim test will be given on the first day of class)

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Introduction to Racing

 A performance oriented class for graduates of the Intermediate/Advanced Class. Sailors in this class will continue to expand their skills on the water as they learn advanced sail trim, proper use of body weight, heeling under control, roll tacking, advanced boat handling skills, weather recognition and capsize recovery. Racing topics will include tactics, starts, mark-rounding, boat speed and the racing rules. Additionally on the water games and short course races will allow each student to advance his or her sailing skills in a more challenging environment.

  • Prerequisites:
    • For students 10 – 13 years old
    • Able to swim 50 yards  (a swim test will be given on the first day of class)

Register online >

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