2013 JUNIOR SAILING PROGRAMS
LEARN TO SAIL PROGRAM
The Learn to Sail program concentrates on the basic elements of sailing and is open to children from 8 to 18 years of age. The program emphasizes the pleasure of sailing while learning about sailing terminology, safety equipment & procedures, boat rigging, knots, sail trim, and boat control. Lessons generally start with classroom discussion, but the majority of the time will be spent on the water. The main goals of the program are to have fun, learn the basics of sailing, and be safe at all times. Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to sail a small sailboat with developing confidence in a variety of weather conditions.
YOUTH SAILING PROGRAM
This program is designed for juniors who want to continue to sail with their peers, but not in a competitive format. It is organized to ensure all sailors have fun and continue to advance their sailing skills. Water Safety, First Aid, and more advanced boat handling skills will be taught. Introduction to and a chance to sail different types of boats will be included. Youth Sailing also teaches many skills needed by those wishing to join our Racing Program.
Little Salts is a special program designed for 6-8 year olds to introduce them to sailing and boating in general. Safety, fun and comaraderie are primary. The time and dates of this summer's Little Salts will be Mornings of Session II.
JUNIOR RACING FLEET
Junior Fleet is open to WBYC members from 8 to 18 who are competent single-handed sailors. Morning training introduces racing rules, starting, mark roundings, and tactics. Proper care & maintenance of boats, racing sails, rigging, & hardware is incorporated into this program and emphasized as part of sailors' responsibilities. In the afternoons, junior racers have the opportunity to race in a supervised format. Instruction will continue on starting, mark rounding, & tactics during & after the races. Jr Fleet members will host & travel to Optimist & Laser/420 regattas on designated dates throughout the summer.
SCHOLASTIC SAILING TEAM
Willow Bank has sponsered a Scholastic Sailing Team both in the fall and in the spring when there has been sufficient interest. The high school team practices several times a week and travels to several scholastic regattas each season. Although the primary scholastic boat is a Club 420, our team also spends time in Lightnings and Lasers to hone their sailing skills. Spring practise begins after the ice goes out and the lake warms up a bit. It is very exciting to have such a dedicated and energetic group of young sailors .
SCHEDULE FOR 2013 - both morning and afternoon sessions will be open to sailors from 8 to 18 and of all sailing levels. Children will be divided up and taught according to their skill levels within each session.
Morning - Mon, Wed, Fri 9 am 12 noon
Class sizes will be limited. Each session will be filled on a first come, first served basis.
FEE SCHEDULE FOR 2013
Learn to Sail & Youth Sailing
Junior Racing Fleet $300