Aug
16
Fri
2019
(AKS-6) Adult Keelboat Sailing-Week 6 (Ages 18+) @ Bellingham Yacht Club
Aug 16 @ 4:30 pm – Aug 20 @ 7:30 pm

Adult Keelboat Sailing

Note: This is a 3-hour class, 4 days: Monday – Tuesday, Thursday – Friday from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm. (Ages 18+ years)

Adult Keelboat Sailing will teach beginning sailors, over 4 days, how to sail a small keelboat comfortably. Classes will be held Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday evenings with no class on Wednesdays. We will be learning to practice proper seamanship using the US Sailing Keelboat Manual as our guide. Sailing J/24s, our course will teach you to use the main, jib and spinnaker sails. The J/24 is a safe, stable and fun platform for getting out on the bay and learning the basics and has also been one of the most popular keelboats for racing with a large International Class Association.

Our course will teach you how to read the weather, basic navigation, rules of the road and plan for a sail. We will learn the directions of the wind, how to sail to and from the dock, basic knots, steering and crew-overboard recovery. This is a comprehensive course and at the end you will be able to confidently sail small keelboats. This is a great course for anyone interested in day sailing, cruising or beginning racing.

Class times are 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Registration Deadline is at 5:00 p.m. the Friday before the week of the class.

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Aug
19
Mon
2019
(AKS-7) Adult Keelboat Sailing-Week 7 (Ages 18+) @ Bellingham Yacht Club
Aug 19 @ 4:30 pm – Aug 23 @ 7:30 pm

Adult Keelboat Sailing

Note: This is a 3-hour class, 4 days: Monday – Tuesday, Thursday – Friday from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm. (Ages 18+ years)

Adult Keelboat Sailing will teach beginning sailors, over 4 days, how to sail a small keelboat comfortably. Classes will be held Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday evenings with no class on Wednesdays. We will be learning to practice proper seamanship using the US Sailing Keelboat Manual as our guide. Sailing J/24s, our course will teach you to use the main, jib and spinnaker sails. The J/24 is a safe, stable and fun platform for getting out on the bay and learning the basics and has also been one of the most popular keelboats for racing with a large International Class Association.

Our course will teach you how to read the weather, basic navigation, rules of the road and plan for a sail. We will learn the directions of the wind, how to sail to and from the dock, basic knots, steering and crew-overboard recovery. This is a comprehensive course and at the end you will be able to confidently sail small keelboats. This is a great course for anyone interested in day sailing, cruising or beginning racing.

Class times are 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Registration Deadline is at 5:00 p.m. the Friday before the week of the class.

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Aug
20
Tue
2019
(AKS-7) Adult Keelboat Sailing-Week 7 (Ages 18+) @ Bellingham Yacht Club
Aug 20 @ 4:30 pm – Aug 24 @ 7:30 pm

Adult Keelboat Sailing

Note: This is a 3-hour class, 4 days: Monday – Tuesday, Thursday – Friday from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm. (Ages 18+ years)

Adult Keelboat Sailing will teach beginning sailors, over 4 days, how to sail a small keelboat comfortably. Classes will be held Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday evenings with no class on Wednesdays. We will be learning to practice proper seamanship using the US Sailing Keelboat Manual as our guide. Sailing J/24s, our course will teach you to use the main, jib and spinnaker sails. The J/24 is a safe, stable and fun platform for getting out on the bay and learning the basics and has also been one of the most popular keelboats for racing with a large International Class Association.

Our course will teach you how to read the weather, basic navigation, rules of the road and plan for a sail. We will learn the directions of the wind, how to sail to and from the dock, basic knots, steering and crew-overboard recovery. This is a comprehensive course and at the end you will be able to confidently sail small keelboats. This is a great course for anyone interested in day sailing, cruising or beginning racing.

Class times are 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Registration Deadline is at 5:00 p.m. the Friday before the week of the class.

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Aug
21
Wed
2019
(BSY-7) Beginner Learn to Sail (Youth)-Week 7 (Ages 8-12) @ Bellingham Yacht Club
Aug 21 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Beginner Learn to Sail (Youth)

Note: This is a half-day class, 5 days: Monday – Friday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. (Ages 8-12 years)

No sailing experience is required for our beginning sailing classes! On-the-water instruction takes place in Optimist dinghies and RS Teras. Students will learn how to rig and launch a sailing dinghy and understand the three points of sail (upwind, reaching, and downwind). We will also introduce tacking, gybing, docking, capsizing, and crew overboard recovery. Camps will be taught by our fun and safety-focused US Sailing certified instructors, with a ratio of 1 instructor for every 4 students. Students will complete a swim evaluation prior to beginning sailing camp and should be strong swimmers to ensure safety.

Camp is from 9am to 1pm. Registration Deadline is at 5:00 p.m. the Friday before the week of the class.

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(IS-5) Intermediate Sailing-Week 5 (Ages 8-18) @ Bellingham Yacht Club
Aug 21 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Intermediate Sailing

Note: This is a full-day class, 5 days: Monday – Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. (Ages 8-18 years)

Prerequisite: Beginner Learn to Sail, US Sailing Certificate, or demonstration of comparable sailing experience. We recommend that if greater than 1 year has passed since completing Beginner Learn to Sail, students consider re-taking the Beginner Learn to Sail Class.

This course is for students who have already developed basic sailing skills and are eager to learn more! On-the-water instruction takes place in RS Teras and Flying Junior (FJ) dinghies. Students will further their understanding of sail controls, helming, sail trim, boating safety and other US Sailing skills. The class will have a strong emphasis on safety, peer learning and fun!

Camp is from 9am to 4pm. Registration Deadline is at 5:00 p.m. the Friday before the week of the class.

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(JIS-6) Junior Intro to Sailing-Week 6 (Ages 6-8) @ Bellingham Yacht Club
Aug 21 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Junior Intro to Sailing

Note: This is a half-day class, 5 days: Monday – Friday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. (Ages 6-8 years)

No sailing experience is required for our beginning sailing classes! On-the-water instruction takes place in Optimist dinghies and RS Teras. Students will be introduced to basic rigging, knot tying, points of sail, docking, and capsizing. With the focus on fun, junior sailors will complete this camp having gained confidence on the water and readiness for future sailing camps and classes. Camps will be lead by our US Sailing certified instructors. Students will complete a swim evaluation prior to beginning sailing camp.

Camp is from 9am to 1pm. Registration Deadline is at 5:00 p.m. the Friday before the week of the class.

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(TRC-1) LTS – Teen Race Clinic (Ages 13-18) @ Bellingham Yacht Club
Aug 21 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

LTS – Teen Race Clinic

Note: This is a full-day class, 5 days: Monday – Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. (Ages 13-18 years)

Prerequisite: enrollment in BYC Race Team OR completed of Advanced Sailing OR instructor permission. Please contact the Youth Sailing instructor if you are unsure of your qualifications.

This week of coaching is for sailors who are confident in basic racing skills and looking to reach the next level. Chalk talks about tactics, strategy, and boat handling will help sailors learn new techniques to improve their race results. Most importantly, spending five days on the water with an experienced coach will provide invaluable experience. We will have FJs, lasers, J/24s, and 29ers available for practice and the coach will choose boats based on ability, experience, and interest of the entire group. Sailors should come into this class open-minded regarding which boat they sail and excited about both skippering and crewing. This is a recommended opportunity for sailors who are interested in racing on the high school or BYC race teams as well as current team members.

Camp is from 9am to 4pm. Registration Deadline is at 5:00 p.m. the Friday before the week of the class.

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(YRC-1) LTS – Youth Race Clinic (Ages 8-12) @ Bellingham Yacht Club
Aug 21 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

LTS – Youth Race Clinic

Note: This is a full-day class, 5 days: Monday – Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. (Ages 8-12 years)

Prerequisite: enrollment in BYC Race Team OR completed of Advanced Sailing OR instructor permission. Please contact the Youth Sailing instructor if you are unsure of your qualifications.

This week of coaching is for sailors who are confident in basic racing skills and looking to reach the next level. Chalk talks about tactics, strategy, and boat handling will help sailors learn new techniques to improve their race results. Most importantly, spending five days on the water with an experienced coach will provide invaluable experience. We will have Optis, RS Teras, and FJs available for practice and the coach will choose boats based on ability, experience, and interest of the entire group. Sailors should come into this class open-minded regarding which boat they sail and excited about both skippering and crewing.

Camp is from 9am to 4pm. Registration Deadline is at 5:00 p.m. the Friday before the week of the class.

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Aug
22
Thu
2019
(BSY-7) Beginner Learn to Sail (Youth)-Week 7 (Ages 8-12) @ Bellingham Yacht Club
Aug 22 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Beginner Learn to Sail (Youth)

Note: This is a half-day class, 5 days: Monday – Friday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. (Ages 8-12 years)

No sailing experience is required for our beginning sailing classes! On-the-water instruction takes place in Optimist dinghies and RS Teras. Students will learn how to rig and launch a sailing dinghy and understand the three points of sail (upwind, reaching, and downwind). We will also introduce tacking, gybing, docking, capsizing, and crew overboard recovery. Camps will be taught by our fun and safety-focused US Sailing certified instructors, with a ratio of 1 instructor for every 4 students. Students will complete a swim evaluation prior to beginning sailing camp and should be strong swimmers to ensure safety.

Camp is from 9am to 1pm. Registration Deadline is at 5:00 p.m. the Friday before the week of the class.

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(IS-5) Intermediate Sailing-Week 5 (Ages 8-18) @ Bellingham Yacht Club
Aug 22 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Intermediate Sailing

Note: This is a full-day class, 5 days: Monday – Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. (Ages 8-18 years)

Prerequisite: Beginner Learn to Sail, US Sailing Certificate, or demonstration of comparable sailing experience. We recommend that if greater than 1 year has passed since completing Beginner Learn to Sail, students consider re-taking the Beginner Learn to Sail Class.

This course is for students who have already developed basic sailing skills and are eager to learn more! On-the-water instruction takes place in RS Teras and Flying Junior (FJ) dinghies. Students will further their understanding of sail controls, helming, sail trim, boating safety and other US Sailing skills. The class will have a strong emphasis on safety, peer learning and fun!

Camp is from 9am to 4pm. Registration Deadline is at 5:00 p.m. the Friday before the week of the class.

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