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Sailing Camp 2022

SAILING CAMP

Learn to Sail with the South Whidbey Yacht Club!

YOUTH AGES 10+

Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to learn to sail! This camp teaches kids ages 10 and up the basics of sailing. Each student will be assigned their own boat in each weekly session. The course combines shore side learning with lots of hands-on, on-the-water sailing experience. Campers will learn boating safety, basic seamanship, and knot tying. The focus is on sailing and having fun.

A welcome message will be emailed about one week before camp with final details. A more detailed description of program and your responsibilities can be found at swyachtclub.org/youth-programs . Register with South Whidbey Parks and Rec.

Requirements: Each student must demonstrate the ability to stay afloat for two minutes without a life jacket at the orientation. Intermediates must be at least 12 years old and have achieved a level 2 competency or by permission of the Program Director.

Instructors: Our Head Instructors are U.S. Sailing certified and will be assisted by experienced dinghy sailors. Sufficient staff will be on hand to ensure each participant receives personal attention. Our priorities are safety, then fun and learning.

Location: Deer Lake, check website for details. Beginning Camp meets the first day at Deer Lake Park at the end of Bucktail Rd. for swim assessment and orientation, then that afternoon and the rest of the camp will be at the separate sailing site at Deer Lake (transportation required by parent/guardian). Returning sailors do not need to be assessed again, but should attend this orientation. Parents and drivers are encouraged to join us at the orientation. Intermediate Camp will meet directly at the sailing site. New this year, the students will have 2-person boats available. These boats will promote teamwork and set up for skills needed in high school and college sailing programs. Lasers will be available.

BEGINNING: AGES 10-15, LEVEL 1

Max 10 per camp

Session 1: Monday-Friday | July 11-15 | 9am–2:30pm | $175*

Session 2: Monday-Friday | July 18-22 | 9am–2:30pm | $175*

Session 3: Monday-Friday | July 25-29 | 9am–2:30pm | $175*

* $50 discount for SWYC members. Note: When registering online, fee will be posted as $125, then non-members will be charged an additional $50.

INTERMEDIATE: AGES 12+, LEVEL 2

Max 8 per camp

Session 1: Monday-Friday | July 11-15 | 9am–2:30pm | $175*

Session 2: Monday-Friday | July 18-22 | 9am–2:30pm | $175*

* $50 discount for SWYC members. Note: When registering online, fee will be posted as $125, then non-members will be charged an additional $50.

REGISTER HERE Registration opens 9am April 14th, 2022

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Adult Sailing Lessons

Learn to Sail with the South Whidbey Yacht Club!

ADULTS 18+, BEGINNING-INTERMEDIATE LEVELS

Come feel the wind on your face, breathe the fresh air and learn how those little boats actually get from place to place using only the wind. It’s easy and fun. We know it’s one of those things you always wanted to do – so here is your chance!

Three sessions of the US Sailing Course for Beginning Sailing are being offered by the South Whidbey Yacht Club. On-the-water instruction will be in Pelican or Lido Sailboats. An email with program adjustments will be sent out about 7 days in advance of lesson. A detailed description of program and your responsibilities can be found at swyachtclub.org/adult-programs.

Location: Deer Lake*, detailed location TBA.

Instructors: South Whidbey Yacht Club’s Head Instructors are U.S. Sailing certified and will be assisted by experienced dinghy sailors. Sufficient staff will be on hand to ensure each participant receives personal attention.

Session 1: Saturday-Sunday, June 4-5*, 10:00am–4:30pm, Fee $200*

Session 2: Monday-Thursday, June 6-9*, 2:00pm-4:30pm, Fee $200*

Session 3: Saturday-Sunday, June 11-12*, 10:00am–4:30pm, Fee $200*

*Location may be Lone Lake, depending on lake conditions, TBD.

*$50 discount for SWYC members.
Note: When registering online, fee will be posted as $150, then non-members will be charged an additional $50.

*Friday, June 10th will be extra day of fun on the water for students from Sessions 1 & 2. This may be considered a make-up day if we lose a day of instruction due to weather. Session 3 students may participate on this day but the on-water experience will be limited, but fun. More details for this day will be provided at the classes.

REGISTER HERE Registration opens 9am April 14