2021 REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

You must register/renew for a WPSA Family Membership and wait for confirmation to then register for classes etc.

Login to your WPSA Family Membership account to register for classes HERE or through the Event Calendar (June 28th).

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 members must 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 2021

Session FAQ

CLASS SIZES:  The numbers shown during signups are not class sizes, they are seats available on club boats that fluctuates both up and down as students with their own boats register (420, Opti, Laser, Sunfish).  Email if questions!  If you have your own boat, you’re in – even if it appears full.

Classes are MON, TUES, WED, THURS (Race class includes FRI all day).  Adult Evening class is only MON & WED.

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

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT HAS ENDED


MORNINGS 8:00-10:00am – Beginners

JR BEGINNER OPTI I:  Ages 8-13* (based on the child’s height*).  Beginner.  Students learn how to rig, launch and sail the Optimist dinghy solo for independent sailing in a fun, safe controlled environment.  This class is an introduction to the dinghy.  Learn how to tie knots, tell wind direction, capsize/recovery, sail trim, steer with tiller and sails, techniques to complete tacks and gybe.  Learn to sail efficiently, independently, confidently.  Note that in certain wind/weather conditions we may combine this class with Cruising on bigger group boats for safety.  Bad weather days we hold classroom lessons.  This class has club boats available for use unless you have your own.  We recommend you sign up for both Session A & B together to not lose your place in the class – it will fill.  If you have your own boat you can be added, please join the waitlist. 

Have your own Sunfish?  Beginners can sign up for this class – join the waitlist to be added.

Please make sure you select the correct class – some are for using club boats which are in limited supply and others are specifically for students using their own boats.  It is recommended to register for both Session A & B (4 weeks + 3 weeks) together to secure a full summer registration as classes will fill.

#S1A  |  Session A:  (Jun 28 – Jul 23) 4 wks @ 4 day/wk  |  M-Th 8:00am-10:00am. $560 

#S1B  |  Session B: (Jul 26 – Aug 13) 3 wks @ 4 days/wk  |  M-Th 8:00am-10:00am $420

 

JR BEGINNER CRUISING I:  Ages 8-17.  Students will be experiencing several group boats, which will include Mercury and Flying Scots.  Boats carry multiple students and an instructor who will demonstrate.  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 and dock lines, sail downwind.  This class uses club boats. Bad weather days we still hold classroom lessons.  We recommend you sign up for both Session A & B together to not lose your place in the class – it will fill. 

#S2A  |  Session A:  (Jun 28 – Jul 23) 4 wks @ 4 day/wk  |  M-Th 8:00am-10:00am. $560

#S2B  |  Session B: (Jul 26 – Aug 13) 3 wks @ 4 days/wk  |  M-Th 8:00am-10:00am $420


MORNINGS 10:00am-12:00pm – Intermediate/Skippers

JR INTERMEDIATE – OPTI II:  Ages 9-13.  Intermediate, INDEPENDENT.  Student has sailed Opti before and is comfortable sailing alone, is able to rig, launch and sail to take this class.  Students will learn independent Optimist sailing in a fun, safe controlled environment and may sample other boats.  This class is an intermediate introduction to dinghy racing.  Learn how to tie advanced knots, tell wind direction, learn capsize recovery, sail trim, steer with tiller and sails.  Learn techniques to complete tacks faster and controlled s-shaped gybes.  Learn to sail efficiently, independently, confidently.  Note that in certain wind/weather condition days we may combine this class with Cruising class on bigger group boats for safety.  Bad weather days we still hold classroom lessons.   This class has a limited number of club Opti’s available, if you have your own you can be added to the class if full.  We recommend you sign up for both Session A & B (4 weeks + 3 weeks) together to not lose your place in the class – it will fill.  If you have your own boat you can be added, please join the waitlist. 

Please make sure you select the correct class – some are for using club boats which are in limited supply and others are specifically for students using their own boats.  

#S3A  |  Session A:  (Jun 28 – Jul 23) 4 wks @ 4 day/wk  |  M-Th 10:00am-12:00pm $560

#S3B  |  Session B: (Jul 26 – Aug 13) 3 wks @ 4 days/wk  |  M-Th 10:00am-12:00pm $420

 

JR INTERMEDIATE 420/SUNFISH/LASER:  Ages 9-17.   This class sails with the Opti class.  Intermediate, INDEPENDENT.  Student has sailed before and is comfortable sailing single or double handed.  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 and dock lines, sail downwind, gybe, improve your tacking.  Learn how to tie advanced knots, tell wind direction, capsize recovery  This class uses club boats or use your own. Bad weather days we still hold classroom lessons.  Students must be able to rig, launch and sail to take this class.  Students will learn intermediate dinghy racing and sailing in a fun, safe controlled environment.  We recommend you sign up for both Session A & B together to not lose your place in the class.  We have 10 420 seats (5 boats), 1 Sunfish available.  If you have your own boat you can be added, please join the waitlist.  420s need a partner. 

 #S4A  |  Session A:  (Jun 28 – Jul 23) 4 wks @ 4 day/wk  |  M-Th 10:00am-12:00pm $560

#S4B  |  Session B: (Jul 26 – Aug 13) 3 wks @ 4 days/wk  |  M-Th 10:00am-12:00pm $420

 

JR INTERMEDIATE CRUISING:   Ages 9-16.  Intermediate – GROUP BOATS.   Student has sailed before and is comfortable sailing.   Students will be experiencing several boats, which will include Mercury and Flying Scots.  They may get to experience other boats such as 420’s.  Boats carry multiple students and an instructor who will demonstrate.  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 and dock lines, sail downwind.  This class uses club boats. Bad weather days we still hold classroom lessons.  We recommend you sign up for both Session A & B together to not lose your place in the class.

 #S5A  |  Session A:  (Jun 28 – Jul 23) 4 wks @ 4 day/wk  |  M-Th 10:00am-12:00pm $560

#S5B  |  Session B: (Jul 26 – Aug 13) 3 wks @ 4 days/wk  |  M-Th 10:00am-12:00pm $420


AFTERNOONS 1:00-4:00pm – Race Team

JR RACING TEAM – ADVANCED:   Ages 10-17.   Advanced sailing skills needed.  Dinghy racing in your choice of boat – solo in Opti, Sunfish or Laser or the 2-handed 420 (partner needed).  We have 5 club 420’s and 7 Optis for student use – or use your own.  Student has previous sailing instruction and is ready to compete.  Review basic race rules and 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, understanding of starting sequence.  Learn center of lateral resistance, center of effort, optimal sail shape, fine tune sail trim using telltales.  Improve rounding of all marks properly.  Learn protocol to lodge a protest.  We recommend you sign up for both Session A & B together to not lose your place in the class.  Bad weather days we still hold classroom lessons. If you have your own boat you can be added, please join the waitlist if class has filled. 

Fridays are race days offsite in GSBYRA races.  You are responsible for transporting & supervising your child and boat to races.  A personal GSBYRA membership may be required.

 #S6A  |  Session A:  (Jun 28 – Jul 23) 4 wks @ 4 day/wk + Fri races |  M-Th 1:00pm-4:00pm $750

#S6B  |  Session B: (Jul 26 – Aug 13) 3 wks @ 4 days/wk + Fri races |  M-Th 1:00pm-4:00pm $565


EVENINGS Mon & Wed 6:00-8:00pm – Adult/Family

ADULT & FAMILY SAILING:    Individuals ages 16 & up or family groups (parent/child) of all ages for evening sails.  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, learn with family, gain confidence, have fun!  We use Mercury and Flying Scot group boats in this class.   We recommend you sign up for both Session A & B together to not lose your place in the class – it will fill.  On poor weather/windy evenings we still hold land based sessions in the classroom.

#S7A  |  Session A:  (Jun 28 – Jul 23) 4 wks @ 2 day/wk  |   M/W 6:00pm-8:00pm $320

#S7B  |  Session B: (Jul 26 – Aug 13) 3 wks @ 2 days/wk  |  M/W 6:00pm-8:00pm $240

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 June 28th listing.

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