Port Washington, NY
Two Week Sessions begin June 27, 2016
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.
Councilor in Training (CIT)
This program is open to students 15 years of age or older with three years prior sailing experience. Completion of ASA, YRA or US Sailing certification program is a plus. Applicants should have prior sailing experience on boats greater than 15 foot in length. Persons entering this program are preparing to become a Junior Sailing Instructor. Applicants should be mature, responsible and demonstrate leadership skills. During the program you will complete the NY State Safe Boating Program, CPR and First Aid training. This is a great gateway to a future position teaching sailing at camps, yacht clubs and sailing schools. All CITs are supervised and mentored by a Port Sailing instructor. This is limited program requiring an interview. Port Sailing does not guarantee future employment.
Call for further details. 516-767-7245