Prerequisite: Ages 7 – 14 and able to swim 50 yards. A swim test will be given on the first day of class. No sailing experience necessary.
Young sailors ages 7 to 14 will learn how to sail using Lido 14 dinghies. Students will learn the basic concepts of sailing including points of sail, tacking and jibing, water safety, basic terminology, parts of the boat, capsize recovery and knots. Working in teams of two or three, students will rig, sail and de-rig the boat. Each Learn to Sail Level will introduce new skills and all skills will be practiced and reinforced. In Level 3 we will explore the forces at work in and around the boat with science related, hands-on learning and fun activities from boat building to navigation and sailing adventures. Sailing offers a myriad of opportunities to balance learning and fun in a dynamic way with students building confidence and self-esteem while having fun enjoying the outdoors. Students will be grouped by age to provide the best learning experience for everyone.
Gear& Stuff: We recommend students bring a jacket, hat, change of clothes, towel, sunscreen and a daily snack.
Course fee includes: OCC Summer Sailing Camp T-shirt and Friday pizza lunch. Friday lunch is served between 12:15 and 12:45 pm for am and pm students.