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Step 1: Sailing 101

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Age 8 and up
Swim Requirement Must supply proof of ability to swim 75 feet and tread water for 90 seconds.
Experience Requiment No experience necessary. New sailors welcome
Limits One session per child per summer; Each session is 4 days long
Daily Schedule

9:30 AM - 3:30 PM*

*drop off begins at 9:15 AM; extended day option available (see FAQ)

2014 Dates

Charlestown:

  • Mon 7/14 - Thu 7/17
  • Mon 7/21 - Thu 7/24
  • Mon 8/18 - Thu 8/21

 

Jamaica Pond (Boston residents only):

  • Tue 7/29 - Fri 8/1
  • Mon 8/4 - Thu 8/7
  • Mon 8/11 - Thu 8/14  
  • Mon 8/18 - Thu 8/21
Locations Charlestown and Jamaica Pond
Cost $175 (fee is based on a sliding scale)

Course Description

Step 1 is our "Sailing 101" course, offered to children ages 8-and-up from throughout the Greater Boston Area. Each student attends Step 1 for one week. During this time they are introduced to the basics of sailing theory and are exposed to boating on Boston Harbor. Students are taught through a fun, high-energy, game-based approach, learning aboard stable keelboats, Rhodes-19s. No prior sailing experience necessary, but all students must be able to demonstrate a minimum level of swimming competency. Please refer to the registration FAQ section for more details.