2020 Season

SAILING WITH WPSA

OUR SAILING SCHOOL

Anyone enrolling students in lessons or Dry Sail boat storage must register for a Family Membership first, which covers spouse/partner and children 18 and under.  $200 includes tax and surcharge.   Our Adult & Youth lessons utilize club boats or students can use their own!  We are a not for profit organization – offering affordable instruction, sailing opportunities & social events.  See class descriptions below.   

Due to Covid-19 we have a modified Sailing Program this year, to be able to adhere to guidelines for safety, social distancing and sanitation.  Students will socially distance and wear masks or gaiters when in proximity to others on land.  Hand sanitizer and masks will be available.  Students will complete daily attestations of health.  A signed waiver is required before classes begin.  Students will do their best to maintain safe distances and will stay home if ill.


SAILING LESSONS 2020

Session C:  August 17th – 27th (2 wks) FAQ

CLASS SIZES:  The numbers shown are not class sizes – we waitlist to not overbook our limited number of club boats we lend, so the number may fluctuate – email if questions!  If you have your own boat, you’re definately in – even if it appears full!   

ELIGIBILITY:  An up to date family membership is needed to enroll and all past and current season dry sail fees must be up to date and paid in full.

Questions?:  psc@wetpantssailing.org


JR INTERMEDIATE/SKIPPER OPTI II: 

Ages 9-13. Intermediate.  Student has sailed Opti before and is comfortable sailing alone, is able to rig, launch and sail to take this class.  Students will learn Opti sailing in a fun, safe controlled environment.  This class is an introduction to dinghy racing.  Learn how to tie advanced knots, tell wind direction, learn capsize recovery and sail trim, steer with tiller and sails.  Learn techniques to complete tacks faster and controlled s-shaped gybes.  Learn to sail efficiently, independently, confidently.

#S02E | Session C:  2 wks @ 4 days

Mon, Tues, Wed & Thurs 8:00am-10:00am…8 classes $280


JR INTERMEDIATE/SKIPPER FOR 420, SUNFISH, LASER:  Ages 9 & UP.   Intermediate.  Student has sailed before and is comfortable sailing single or double handed (420 needs partner – family members only).  Students must be able to rig, launch and sail to take this class.  Students will learn intermediate dinghy sailing in a fun, safe controlled environment.  This class is an introduction to dinghy racing.  Learn how to tie advanced knots, tell wind direction, learn capsize recovery and sail trim, steer with tiller and sails.  Learn techniques to complete tacks faster and controlled s-shaped gybes.  Sailors learn to sail efficiently, independently & confidently.

#S04E | Session C:  2 wks @ 4 days

Mon, Tues, Wed & Thurs 10:30am-12:30pm  8 classes $280


JR OPTI RACING:  Ages 10-17.  Advanced sailing skills needed – dinghy racing.  Review basic race rules and racing tactics.  Students will sail common race courses such as windward-leeward course and triangular course.  Practice and improve upon effective starts, including favored end of starting line, basic starting techniques, and understanding of starting sequence.  Learn center of lateral resistance, center of effort, optimal sail shape, and fine tune sail trim using tell tails.  Improve rounding of all marks properly.  Learn protocol to lodging a protest.  **RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN BOAT TRANSPORTATION TO PARTICIPATE IN ANY FRIDAY RACES – may or may not be races this season.**  ***This class during Session C runs 30 minutes longer than before and ends at 5:00pm.***

#S06E  |  Session C:  2 wks @ 4 days

Mon, Tues, Wed & Thurs 1:30pm – 5:00pm*.. classes $375


JR ADVANCED RACING FOR 420, SUNFISH, LASER:  Ages 10-17.  Advanced sailing skills needed – dinghy racing.  Review basic race rules and racing tactics.  Students will sail common race courses such as windward-leeward course and triangular course.  Practice and improve upon effective starts, including favored end of starting line, basic starting techniques, and understanding of starting sequence.  Learn center of lateral resistance, center of effort, optimal sail shape, and fine tune sail trim using tell tails.  Improve rounding of all marks properly.  Learn protocol to lodging a protest.  420 sailors must be from the same household – you must have a partner.  **RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN BOAT TRANSPORTATION TO PARTICIPATE IN ANY FRIDAY RACES – may or may not be races this season.**  ***This class during Session C runs 30 minutes longer than before and starts earlier at 1:30pm.***

#S08E |  Session C:  2 wks @ 4 days

Mon, Tues, Wed & Thurs 1:30pm*-5:00pm….8 classes $375


ADULT SAILING – FLYING SCOT:  (Limited to  4 students).  Ages 16 & up or family groups of any age.  Because of Covid-19 we will have limited class sizes – just 2 students per boat and an instructor.  Each student will alternate days as skipper and crew as assigned by the instructor because of our sanitizing protocol.  Beginners through advanced -the class will be adjusted to your skill level.  Learn skills, leave & return to dock, trim sails for power, sail around marks, anchor, reef sail, sail on just a mainsail or a jib, knots, dock lines, and more.  Learn to sail, gain confidence, have fun!   MASKS MUST BE WORN ON THE BOAT AT ALL TIMES DURING ADULT LESSONS – THIS IS NOT OPTIONAL.  Some days the students MAY use 420’s or Sunfish at the discretion of the head instructor!  

#S24E |  Session C:  2 wks @ 2 days

Mon & Wed 6:00pm-8:00pm ….4 classes $160

You must register/renew for a WPSA Family Membership to be able to register yourself or family members for classes.

You must have a WPSA Family Membership and be logged in to our website before registering for classes.  Registration is HERE or through the Event Calendar – scroll to our  August 17th listing.

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