2017 YOUTH SAILING PROGRAM
An Opportunity for the Youth of the Community
to Learn to Sail in July
The Colington Yacht Club (CYC) will again sponsor a Youth Sailing Program this summer. This is a US Sail instructional program for young people ages 8 to 15. (Children turning 8 during the camp time must wait until next year.) Youth will receive guidance from certified instructors supported by many adult volunteers. They will sail in our Optimist, Sunfish, and Topaz boats and have an opportunity to participate in a regatta.
The Optimist sailboat is designed for children and youth. If the sailor has experience and is able, with training, to right a capsized Sunfish or Topaz sailboat, they may practice their sailing skills with our larger vessels if they desire. Sailors will receive dock-side instruction and hands-on sailing experience, progressing to solo sailing when they are ready.
The total program cost is $100 per child. We offer this entire program for such a low cost as a service to the families of Colington Harbour. An application/consent form and a medical form are required to be submitted by parents. These forms are available on the website, colingtonyachtclub.com under the "Youth Sailing" tab. Please submit the registration as soon as possible, the program has filled up within a few weeks of the application being available. Registration opens on March 1st. Registration is complete when your check is received.
The YOUTH SAILING CAMP will be held at the Harbour boat ramp Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. starting July 3, 2017. The course ends on Thursday, July 27, 2017. There will be a regatta Sunday, July 30, 2017.
Sailors need to bring their own life jacket and wear suitable clothing for sailing. Instruction will be given about appropriate protection.
For more information please contact Al Douglass at firstname.lastname@example.org. His cell phone is 215-605-7312.