Columbia Sailing Club is looking forward to an amazing 2019 Summer Program! With classes for all experience levels, a fleet of Club-owned Optimist, C420’s and O’pen Bic’s, this will be a perfect summer to start or expand your sailing adventures. Our full-day (9am – 5pm) one week sessions are open to the public, you don’t have to own a boat and you don’t have to be a club member.  Each session is limited so sailors can enjoy an outstanding student/coach ratio of 4:1.

For Class Descriptions,  please scroll down this page to session sections.  

Note: The Junior Sailing registration website is a completely different and unrelated website from this site. You will need to create an account with My Family, the host site for registration. If you already have a My Family account, you just need to log in.

 

Registration Instructions

First Summer Program 1960

Session 1 Dates: June 3 – 7 (9am – 5pm)  

 

Beginner Optimist (Ages 7 – 15 or less than 110lbs) – $325 Member  $425 Non-Member – This course will teach the basics of rigging a boat, basic boat handling, sailing fundamentals, seamanship (knots, weather, etc.), sportsmanship, and water safety. A basic introduction to the sport of sailing. Instruction is done in Club-owned single sailor Optimists. Sailors learn the basics of steering, trimming the sail, and balancing the boat in an exciting, hands on way.  

 

Beginner 420 (Ages 12 – 17 and 110lbs +) – $325 Member  $425 Non-Member – This course is for older and larger sailors who are new to sailing, or younger sailors with some experience but who are new to the 420. Course includes basics of rigging a 420, basic boat handling, seamanship (knots, weather, etc.), sportsmanship, and water safety. Instruction is done in club owned 420s with two sailors per boat.

Session 2 Dates: June 10 – 14 (9am – 5pm)  

 

Beginner Optimist (Ages 7 – 15 or less than 110lbs) – $325 Member  $425 Non-Member – This course will teach the basics of rigging a boat, basic boat handling, sailing fundamentals, seamanship (knots, weather, etc.), sportsmanship, and water safety. A basic introduction to the sport of sailing. Instruction is done in Club-owned single sailor Optimists. Sailors learn the basics of steering, trimming the sail, and balancing the boat in an exciting, hands on way.  

 

Beginner 420 (Ages 12 – 17 and 110lbs +) – $325 Member  $425 Non-Member – This course is for older and larger sailors who are new to sailing, or younger sailors with some experience but who are new to the 420. Course includes basics of rigging a 420, basic boat handling, seamanship (knots, weather, etc.), sportsmanship, and water safety. Instruction is done in club owned 420s with two sailors per boat.

Session 3 Dates: June 17 – 21 (9am – 5pm) 

 

Intermediate Optimist/Open Bic (Ages 7 – 15 or less than 150lbs) – $325 Member  $425 Non-Member – This course is for sailors who have completed the beginner Optimist Course and want to continue their progression. Instruction is done in club owned Optimists with one sailor per boat. By completion, sailors will be able to sail on all points of sail in most wind speeds, know all parts of the boat, and tie basic knots. The goal being to better prepare students for the Opti Green program and future sailing.

 

Intermediate 420 (Ages 12 – 17 and 110lbs +) – $325 Member  $425 Non-Member – This course is for sailors who have completed the Beginner 420 course and want to continue their progression. Instruction is done in club owned 420s with two sailors per boat. By the end of the course, sailors will have been introduced to the spinnaker, trapeze, and more advanced boat handling techniques. This class will not participate in regattas.

 

Advanced Optimist/Open Bic (Ages 7 – 15 or less than 150lbs) $325 Member  $425 Non-Member – This course is for sailors who have completed the Intermediate Optimist/Open Bic Course and want to continue to develop skills for beginner racing. Sailors are taught sail trim, sailboat racing, rules, tactics, and basic strategies. Sailors are expected to supply their own boats for this program and attend the regatta at the end of each week. The goal being to better prepare sailors for the Learn to Race Optimist/Open Bic program in the Fall and Spring.

Session 4 Dates: June 24 – 28 (9am – 5pm)  

 

Beginner Optimist (Ages 7 – 15 or less than 110lbs) – $325 Member  $425 Non-Member – This course will teach the basics of rigging a boat, basic boat handling, sailing fundamentals, seamanship (knots, weather, etc.), sportsmanship, and water safety. A basic introduction to the sport of sailing. Instruction is done in Club-owned single sailor Optimists. Sailors learn the basics of steering, trimming the sail, and balancing the boat in an exciting, hands on way.

 

Adventure Sailing (Ages 12 – 17) – $325 Member  $425 Non-Member – This course is designed for those who want to be on the water but aren’t necessarily interested in racing. Adventure Boaters will be introduced to a variety of boats including: 420, keelboat,Optimist, catamaran’s and Open Bic. It will also explore navigation, boat mechanics, environmental awareness, and will take sailboat trips to local points of interest. This class is perfect for the child that loves the water and experiencing it in a variety of ways. This is an inspired alternative to the conventional racetrack route and build a foundation for lifelong sailors.

Session 5 Dates: July 8 – 12 (9am – 5pm)

 

Intermediate Optimist/Open Bic (Ages 7 – 15 or less than 150lbs) – $325 Member  $425 Non-Member – This course is for sailors who have completed the beginner Optimist Course and want to continue their progression. Instruction is done in club owned Optimists with one sailor per boat. By completion, sailors will be able to sail on all points of sail in most wind speeds, know all parts of the boat, and tie basic knots. The goal being to better prepare students for the Opti Green program and future sailing.

 

Intermediate 420(Ages 12 – 17 and 110lbs+) $325 Member  $425 Non-Member –  This course is for sailors who have completed the Beginner 420 course and want to continue their progression. Instruction is done in club-owned 420s with two sailors per boat. By the end of the course, sailors will have been introduced to the spinnaker, trapeze, and more advanced boat handling techniques. This class will not participate in regattas.

Session 6 Dates: July 15 – 19 (9am – 5pm)  

 

Adventure Sailing (Ages 12 – 17) – $325 Member  $425 Non-Member – This course is designed for those who want to be on the water but aren’t necessarily interested in racing. Adventure Boaters will be introduced to a variety of boats including: 420, keelboat,Optimist, catamaran’s and O’pen Bic. It will also explore navigation, boat mechanics, environmental awareness, and will take sailboat trips to local points of interest. This class is perfect for the child that loves the water and experiencing it in a variety of ways. This is an inspired alternative to the conventional racetrack route and build a foundation for lifelong sailors.

 

Intermediate Optimist/Open Bic (Ages 7 – 15 or less than 150lbs) – $325 Member  $425 Non-Member – This course is for sailors who have completed the Beginner Optimist Course and want to continue their progression. Instruction is done in club-owned Optimists and Open Bics with one sailor per boat. By completion, sailors will be able to sail on all points of sail in most wind speeds, know all parts of the boat, and tie basic knots. The goal being to better prepares sailors for the Advanced Optimist/Open Bic program and future sailing.

Session 7 Dates: July 22 – 26 (9am – 5pm)  

 

Adventure Sailing (Ages 12 – 17) – $325 Member  $425 Non-Member – This course is designed for those who want to be on the water but aren’t necessarily interested in racing. Adventure Boaters will be introduced to a variety of boats including: 420, keelboat,Optimist, catamaran’s and O’pen Bic. It will also explore navigation, boat mechanics, environmental awareness, and will take sailboat trips to local points of interest. This class is perfect for the child that loves the water and experiencing it in a variety of ways. This is an inspired alternative to the conventional racetrack route and build a foundation for lifelong sailors.

 

Advanced Optimist/Open Bic (Ages 7 – 15 or less than 150lbs) $325 Member  $425 Non-Member – This course is for sailors who have completed the Intermediate Optimist/Open Bic Course and want to continue to develop skills for beginner racing. Sailors are taught sail trim, sailboat racing, rules, tactics, and basic strategies. Sailors are expected to supply their own boats for this program and attend the regatta at the end of each week. The goal being to better prepare sailors for the Learn to Race Optimist/Open Bic program in the Fall and Spring.

Registration Notes:

 

  • You may sign up for more than one class
  • CSC Sailing Director reserves the right to move a sailor into another program better suited to their skill and/or age.
  • The registration is one long page. You have not completed registration until you click the ‘Submit’ button. All sailors must be registered online.
  • You will need your health insurance information (carrier and number) on hand to register. 
  • Registration is first come, first serve. Classes will sell out so get your registrations in early.
  • Minimum Age – Your child must turn 7 within 30 days of the start of the program.  No exceptions.
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Contact the Sailing Director, David Van Cleef with any registration issues – sailingdirector@columbiasailingclub.org