6/24/20 Update from the Commodore

Dear WPSA Members,

Please be advised that over the past week, the Flag Officers and PSC have been busy reviewing and agreeing to, the upcoming WPSA Summer Sailing School Program. That program will begin on July 6, 2020 and will offer several varying types of lessons. There will be two; three week sessions, beginning on July 6th. Due to the current and continued social distancing requirements etc, each lesson will be limited due to NYS regulations, to 10 students. Though the focus will be the use of the students owned boat, the Club boats will be available for use. One of the requirements is that the student should already know how to rig and de-rig a boat. There will be no beginners class. The Club boats will be cleaned and sanitized by the instructors after each lesson, for use by the subsequent class.

Currently, Billy Sesack will be our lead instructor for the Sailing Program with a total of five additional instructors. Both Club power boats; Montauk and Dauntless will be fully ready for use by the Sailing School.

As it has been communicated to the entire membership on several occasions, the Club building will remain locked at this time. This continues to be the position from the Town of Islip and until further notice. Though it has been suggested that we rent a Port O Poddy, this can not be a option as it’s sanitization and its possible use by the public during after hours, can not be guaranteed. When the Club is opened, which is unknown when, arrangements will then be made with an outside firm to complete a daily cleaning/sanitizing of our bathrooms twice a day.

The PSC will be releasing an email to members this Thursday (06/25/2020) about the Sailing School sign-up and process, which will only be made available to member families. The program is not available to guests or non-members.

Gerry Pagels
Wet Pants Sailing Association