Tuesday, 03 February 2009 09:08

Step 3: Intermediate Sailing

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Step 3: Intermediate Sailing

Age 10 and up
Swim Requirement Must supply proof of ability to swim 75 feet and tread water for 90 seconds. Students may also be subject to on-site "swim-check" and "capsize recovery test"
Experience Requiment Open to Step 3 students from previous summers, those who passed the basic sailing test and "graduated" Step 2, and those who are new to Courageous but have gained equivalent sailing experience elsewhere.
Limits One 3-week session per child per summer (M-F, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm)
2014 Dates
  • Session 1: Mon 7/7 - Thu 7/24
  • Session 2: Tue 7/29 - Fri 8/15
Locations Charlestown only
Cost $500 (fee is based on a sliding scale; 10% off for siblings)

Course Description

Step 3 is an Intermediate Sailing course offered to children ages 10-and-up from throughout the Greater Boston Area. Each session of Step 3 lasts three weeks, and students typically repeat this Step for a number of summers. During this time, they master fundamental sailing skills as they begin to sail more independently on Boston Harbor, increasingly without a sailing instructor aboard. This is also the Step in which dinghy sailing is introduced, with the addition of Lasers. By this level, students must be proficient swimmers, as they are being introduced for the first time to boats that can capsize. Please refer to the registration FAQ section for more details.