YOUTH SAILING

2021 YOUTH SAILING PROGRAM

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An Opportunity for the Youth of the Community
to Learn to Sail July 12 through 22

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 10 to 15. 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 sailboat, they may practice their sailing skills with our Sunfish if they desire. The sailors can also  advance to our new Topaz boats. Sailors will receive dock-side instruction and hands-on sailing experience, progressing to solo sailing when they are ready.

We know it is late notice but we had some obstacles to over come. However there will be a mini camp for two weeks instead of 4. Program will run two weeks starting   July 12 – July 15 & July 19 – July 22. Registration will be available here on the Colington Yacht Club web page.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WILL BE PROVIDED ON THE APPILCATION

The total program cost is $50 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 Colington Yacht Club web site 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.

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 12, 2021. The course ends on Thursday, July 22, 2021. There will be a regatta on TBA. Sailors need to bring their own life jacket and wear suitable clothing for sailing.

For more information please contact YouthProgram@colingtonyachtclub.com