It's Saturday May 25, 2013
Beginner/Intermediate: cost $250 *
Skill Level: For first time sailors and those who have sailed before but need a review.
Description: An in-depth introduction to all things sailing. Focuses on boat nomenclature, basic boat rigging and furling, basic steering, general safety knowledge including capsizing and self-rescue. The class further focuses on sailing skills, such as, tacking, jibing, getting out-of-irons, points of sail, sailing upwind, downwind, weather and wind awareness and advanced safety such as right-of-way. An introduction of knots and variety of uses will be included.
Instructors will use games to incorporate team work and challenges to build confidence and excitement about the sport of sailing. By the end of the week, first time sailors will have developed basic sailing skills and knowledge. Usually, first time sailors along with returning sailors have learned how to sail a fixed course, sail solo, and exhibit advanced boat handling skills.
Intermediate/Advanced: cost $250 *
Skill Level: For sailors that have confidence to sail under control in moderate wind (10-15 knots) and choppy seas. Students must be able to sail upwind.
Description: Qualifying students will take a closer look at the dynamics of sailing. Focuses on sail trim-appropriate sheeting for beating, reaching, running; boat handling, such as balancing weight, racing tactics, sailing and racing rules, docking, mooring, knots, and weather sailing, such as steering/handling in advanced settings. Further instruction on safety such as man overboard recovery drills.
Instructors will challenge the students with a variety of fixed courses. The skills developed in this class will enable the sailors to sail a variety of boats, including Sunfish, FJs and Keel Boats. Acquired knowledge of sail control and sail theory will allow them to pursue the sport with confidence and excitement, even participating in races if desired.
Regatta Week cost $250 *
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced
All graduates are welcome to participate in the regattas
Description: Designed for students who have taken the Beginner/Intermediate class in previous summers or demonstrated an ability to handle the boat independently. The class emphasizes developing boat handling skills and confidence under a variety of wind conditions and in a competitive setting. Through out the week students learn racing skills and concepts including starts, finding a lay line, race tactics and strategy, “rules of the road”, sail trim and more… Finally, at the end of the week is an optional regatta where young racers will have a chance to compete with visiting sailors from the surrounding area.
Counselor in Training (CIT): cost $250 *
Pre-Requisites: For young adults ages 13 – 15 who have at least a basic knowledge of sailing (one summer of a sailing camp preferred). An application and interview process required to be accepted into the program.
Description: Qualifying CITs will participate in a program that has three major components. Leadership development, Sailing Instruction, and Program Assistance.
The CITs will participate in, and develop activities that will enhance their leadership, communication, public speaking, and general life skills. They will be responsible for leading activities with the guidance of their counselor, developing new activities and games for the youth camp, and learning to perform a program analysis to evaluate their progress.
They will have skill appropriate sailing instruction on sunfish, FJs, and small keelboats. Instruction will be given so that they will become competent and safe dinghy drivers.
Lastly, CITs will assist with the operation of the Youth Sailing Camps. They will learn about and assist with the maintenance and upkeep of the boats, equipment and facilities, gain an understanding of different age group characteristics and teaching styles in the classroom and in the field by assisting the Sailing Camp Coaches, and receive an insight into developing new programs and businesses by acting as consultants in the first year of the new marina and boating center.
Keel Boat Cruising Program: cost $875 *
Weeks of July 16-20, and July 23-27 only
Pre-Requisites: For young adults ages 14 – 16 who have at least a basic knowledge of sailing (one summer of a sailing camp preferred). An application and interview process required to be accepted into the program.
Description: Qualifying sailors will spend a week on small Keel Boats (25’-27’) exploring the local waters of Oriental. Certified counselors will instruct in the areas of nomenclature, marlinspike, boat handling, navigation, maintenance, and many others. Each sailor will have the opportunity to complete the American Sailing Association’s Basic Keel Boat Certification (BKB 101).
The program will start on Monday morning and finish Friday afternoon. All sailors will spend each night either at anchorage or at one of the local marinas. Food will be prepared by the staff with the assistance of the sailors. Every sailor will have the opportunity to act as skipper, navigator, and communications officer for their boat. Crews will work as a team to accomplish the daily tasks of living aboard.
Leadership and life skill development, along with teamwork and communication skills will be a large part of the program.
This will be a week that they will have fond memories for a lifetime.
* 10% Discount for multiple children in the same family
* Discount for members of the Bow to Stern Boating Center will be available
*A $25 lunch plan is available for all sailors. The Silos Restaurant
will provide lunch each day for sailors who choose this plan.
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