Port Washington, NY
Two Week Sessions begin June 30, 2015
Full Day Program (9 to 4pm)
Program is available to ages 10 through 16 with little or no sailing experience. Students are grouped by age and/or experience. All students will complete the NY State Safe Boating course while learning to sail. Experienced students will sail independently within a specific area of the bay under the watchful eye of their instructor. By the second week, these sailors will be racing their 23-foot sailboats and performing other boat handling skills. Other activities include: rules of racing, plotting courses, reading charts, and anchoring. This is a rain or shine program. Cafe and game room on premises. Busing available through LUHI Summer Programs at additional cost.
Little Skipper's Program (Half Day)
Half day program, 9 to 12 noon or 1 to 4 pm. This is a beginner dinghy sailing program for ages 8 to10. Students learn parts of the boat, points of sail and sail a 10-foot Optimist dinghy. The Opti boats are easy and fun to sail. This sailing program takes place in a sheltered area of the bay. No busing available.
Our Junior Sailing Instructors have an average of eight years teaching sailing and are certified by US Sailing or the American Sailing Association. Each instructor adheres to our curriculum to insure a consistent learning experience. Life jackets must be worn while on or near the water. We maintain a maximum student-to-instructor ratio of five-to-one.
What to bring: Wear shorts, bathing suit, lunch, sunscreen, hat, and eyeglass strap. Beverages available at dock from vending machine. Lunch is also available at snack bar.