2021 Fall Programs

 

Learn to Race Optimist

(Ages 7-15, under 110 lbs):

 

This class is offered for children who have a competitive edge and would like to advance their sailing and racing abilities. They will learn how racing works, proper starts and will continue to advance their sailing abilities.

 

  • Recommended ages 7-15. Must be 110lbs or less to be eligible.
  • Practice Times: Sunday 1pm-4pm
  • Practice Dates: September 12, 19, 26, October 3, 17, 24, 31
  • Regatta Dates: Halloween Regatta at Augusta Sailing Club, October 9-10*; Midlands Regatta at Columbia Sailing Club, November 6-7
  • The fee includes the use of boats and equipment, coaches and coach boats. No boat ownership required.
  • Member $350, Non-Member $450

 

Learn to Race 420s:

 

This class is offered for those who are interested in learning double handed racing. They will learn how racing works, proper starts, boat handling and continue to advance their sailing abilities. Partners will be determined at the first practice and are encouraged to practice and learn together as a team.

 

  • Recommended ages 14-17. Grades 8-12. Must be 110lbs to be eligible for the 420.
  • Practice Times: Sunday 1pm-4pm
  • Practice Dates: September 12, 19, 26, October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
  • Regatta Dates: Midlands Regatta at Columbia Sailing Club, November 6-7
  • The fee includes the use of boats and equipment, coaches and coach boats. No boat ownership required.
  • Member $350, Non-Member $450

 

Junior Race Team:

 

This is offered to our more advanced sailors who have already participated in our Learn to Race Programs. JRT practices in Optimist, Laser 4.7 and Laser Radial. Boat ownership is encouraged and Sailing Director/Head Instructor approval is required to participate.

 

  • Boat Ownership is encouraged.
  • Boats: Optimist, Laser 4.7 & Laser Radial
  • Eligibility: Requires Sailing Director or Head Instructor approval.
  • Practice Times: Sunday 1pm-4pm (Rigged & Ready to sail by 1pm)
  • Practice Dates: September 12, 19, October 3, 17, 24, 31
  • Regatta Dates: September 25-26, Lake Norman yacht Club Board Bash*, October 9-10 Halloween Regatta at Augusta Sailing Club*, November 6-7 Midlands Regatta at Columbia Sailing Club
  • Member $350, Non-Member $450

 

 

For more information, please contact:

David Van Cleef at sailingdirector@columbiasailingclub.org

Brandon Gerrald at brandon@columbiasailingclub.org