Space is still available for this summer. Eligibility: The Summer Sailing Program is open to all students ages 6 to 13 (morning classes) and 8 to 15 (afternoon classes). Students ages 6-8 will be assigned to the Junior morning program.
•Program Tuition: The cost of each two-week program is $385 per student. Financial aid is available.
•Program Notes: Classes will be tailored to fit the needs of the students enrolled. Students will be grouped based upon their sailing ability. Morning weather usually offers lighter winds and calmer seas more suitable for beginner sailors. Students must pass a basic swimming test on the first day of class.
•Morning Program: – 8:30 -11:30 am: The morning programs are designed for beginner sailors with little or no sailing experience or for sailors who need to build confidence in their sailing ability. The morning programs are designed to teach basic sailing nomenclature, safety rules and will consist of daily shore lessons and on the water instruction. Sailors ages 6- 8 will be assigned to the Junior morning program.
•Afternoon Program: 12:30 to 3:30 pm: Students in the afternoon programs must have some sailing experience, knowledge of basic sailing nomenclature and safety rules along with confidence to crew or skipper.
•Race Skills Program: 12:30 to 3:30 pm: Session 3 & 4 only. This afternoon program is designed to teach the experienced sailors racing rules, safety, skills and strategies as well as to foster teamwork between skipper & crew. Note the availability of the race skills program will depend upon sufficient interested enrollment; otherwise it will be replaced by a regular afternoon program.
•Session 2: July 9 through July 20
•Session 3: July 23 through August 3
•Session: 4: August 6 through August 17
For application information contact Mattapoisett Community Sailing at www.mattsail.org