Don't let the kids have all the fun! Have you always wanted to learn to sail? Now's your chance.
Adult Sailing Lessons will be offered in collaboration with the YMCA during the week of June 19-25. (We're offering it the same week as our Y Opti Camp for kids.)
The benefit of having it during YMCA camp week is that it provides an ideal opportunity for parents to "drop off" their kids for the Y-camp (9am-12pm), then stay and sail themselves from 9-11am on two of the four days (the third hour they can change gear, socialize, and watch their kids sail).
For adults that work during the day, we will also offer the two 2-hr on-water sessions in the evening that same week.
Attend the first 2-hour ground/dockside session at one of two different times:
Saturday, June 19, from 9-11am
OR Sunday, June 20, from 6-8pm
When registering sign up for two 2-hr on-water sessions between June 21-25:
M,W 9-11am Session A
T,R 9-11am Session B
M,W 6-8pm Session C
T,R 6-8pm Session D
Friday reserved as a "rain date" if a class is cancelled one day.
Check back April 1. We will be posting the link to YMCA registration as soon as it's available.
NLSS, Board President
Introductions, Course Goals
What makes a sailboat go? (and how to stop)
Terminology and boat parts
Hull, Keel designs, Steerage, Rudders
Rigging – standing, running
Sails – parts, design
Wind – true, apparent, points of sail, luffing
Knots you need to know (and do)
Lifejackets and other essentials
Weather – to sail or not to sail, and what to bring?
Capsizing – what to do
How to Rig a sailboat (including stepping a mast and launching)
Tacking, Jibing, luffing
Review and Q&A of session 1 topics
Sail trim, boat balance
Points of sail: reaches, upwind, downwind
More tacking, jibing
Basic Right-of-Way Rules
Simple race rules, courses, and start sequence
More sailing and a Practice Race or two!