Summer Sailing

Columbia Sailing Club is looking forward to an amazing 2021 Summer Sailing Program! 

With classes for all experience levels, ages 7-17, a fleet of Club-Owned Optimist, Club 420’s and O’pen Skiffs, catamarans and paddle boards, this will be a perfect summer to start or expand your sailing adventures. 

Each session is limited with an outstanding student/coach ratio of 4:1 so that sailors can enjoy a more personalized learning experience. 

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.  

Session 1 Dates: June 14 – 18 (9am – 5pm)  

Beginner Optimist (Ages 7 – 15 or less than 110lbs) – $325 Member  $425 Non-Member – -SOLD OUT-  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 21 – 25 (9am – 5pm)  

Beginner Optimist (Ages 7 – 15 or less than 110lbs) $325 Member  $425 Non-Member -SOLD OUT-  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. 

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Session 3 Dates: June 28 – July 2 (9am – 5pm) 

Beginner Optimist (Ages 7 – 15 or less than 110lbs) – $325 Member  $425 Non-Member -SOLD OUT-  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 -SOLD OUT- Sailors will be introduced to a variety of sail boats including: Club 420, keelboat, Optimist, catamaran, Open Skiff and paddle boards. 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 builds a foundation for lifelong sailors.

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Session 4 Dates: July 12 – 16 (9am – 5pm)

Intermediate Optimist/Open Skiff (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 Skiff sailboats 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 programs and future sailing.

 

Adventure Sailing (Ages 12 – 17) – $325 Member  $425 Non-Member -SOLD OUT-  will be introduced to a variety of boats including: 420, keelboat, Optimist, catamaran and Open Skiff. 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 builds a foundation for lifelong sailors.

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Session 5 Dates: July 19 – 23 (9am – 5pm)

Intermediate Optimist/Open Skiff (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 Skiff sailboats 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

 

Adventure Sailing (Ages 12-17)  – $325 Member  $425 Non-Member – SOLD OUT- Sailors will be introduced to a variety of sail boats including: Club 420, keelboat, Optimist, catamaran, Open Skiff and paddle boards. 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 builds a foundation for lifelong sailors.

Session 6 Dates: July 26 – 30 (9am – 5pm)

Intermediate Optimist/Open Skiff (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 Skiff sailboats 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 programs and future sailing.

 

Adventure Sailing (Ages 12 – 17) – $325 Member  $425 Non-Member – SOLD OUT- Sailors will be introduced to a variety of boats including: 420, keelboat, Optimist, catamaran and Open Skiff. 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 builds a foundation for lifelong sailors.

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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.

 

Contact the Sailing Director, David Van Cleef with any registration issues – sailingdirector@columbiasailingclub.org