SUMMER PROGRAM (5-18)

Our summer program runs from mid-June through mid-August, Monday through Friday. Our students will not only learn through repetitive drills but also through creative ways such as an Adventure Sail, an inquisitive Treasure Hunt, a game of Jeopardy on a stormy day, and through so many other creative ways. Each session culminates with a special activity that will use all the skills that they have learned whether it be it a sail to High Island in the Rhode River for lunch or a quiet picnic to Round Bay to observe the horseshoe crabs hatching their young.

SEA URCHINS (4.5-7)

The regular Sea Urchins are open to 6-7 year olds and are held during the afternoon portions (12:30 to 3:00) of the second week of our regular sessions. These classes are being offered this year during session 2 and 4. 

 

Friday Sea Urchins is open to 4.5 - 7 year olds and are held on four consecutive Fridays from 4:30 to 6:00pm. Parents, grandparents, and family members are encouraged to stay and watch from the sidelines as a cheerleader. This class will be offered during the months of June and July - an August session might be added if enough people request it,

General Session Information and Dates

Sea Urchins Ages: 6 to 7


Time:  Monday thru Friday 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Session II: July 13 – July 17,  
Session IV: August 10 – August 14 

Friday Sea Urchins Ages: 4.5 to 7


Time:  Fridays 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

June: 5th, 12th, 19th, & 26th  
July: 10th, 17th, 24th, & 31st 

Pricing

Members:

Sea Urchin      $200.00

Friday Urchin   $105.00

 

Non-Members: 

Sea Urchin      $290.00

Friday Urchin   $150.00

 

SAILING SCHOOL (8-18)

This course is designed for sailors of all skill level who have completed second grade. Each two week session will cover the appropriate skills for each student’s level, and will build on the skills for those students returning for more than one session. We use 

OPTIs, 420s and Lasers in the program, please read "Which Boat for My Kid?" to figure out which boat is right for them. 

Optis

420s

Lasers

Beginner

 

 

Intermediate
 

 

Racer

For those who are just starting out and recent graduates of the Sea Urchins.

For those who are comfortable handling a boat on their own  and looking to expand their seamanship skills.

For those who are looking to  sail competitively and learn the skills and tactics involved.

Sailor

 

 

Racer

For those who are comfortable handling a boat on their own  and looking to expand their seamanship skills OR those looking to begin learning at an older age.

For those who are looking to  sail competitively and learn the skills and tactics involved.

Sailor

 

Racer

For those who are comfortable handling a boat on their own  and looking to expand their seamanship skills OR those looking to begin learning at an older age.

For those who are looking to  sail competitively and learn the skills and tactics involved.

General Session Information and Dates

 

Ages: 8 to 18


Time:  Monday thru Friday 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Session I: June 22 – July 3
Session II: July 6 – July 17,  
Session III: July 20 – July 31 (No sailing school July 28th, Regatta Day)
Session IV: August 3 – August 14 

Pricing

Members:

Session 1,2,4   $575.00
Session 3       $518.00

 

Non-Members: 

Session 1,2,4   $825.00  
Session 3       $743.00

 

JUNIOR RACE TEAM

The WRSC Jr. Racing Team will be developed throughout the summer, based on experience and desire and follows the Junior Sailing School Schedule. They can participate for a full season or just part of one. And they don’t have to start out as racers. Anyone with the desire will be given a chance to see what racing is all about.

 

Coached by our Racing Instructor(s), our Race Team is the natural step for junior sailors who have usually progressed through two or more sessions (a guideline not a requirement), are comfortable with all aspects of boat handling, and have a passion for learning more about sailing and competing. Racers will practice boat handling skills, starting techniques, mark-roundings, while also learning tactics, strategy, racing rules, and so much more. They are still a part of the Junior Sailing School and will not miss out on all of the fun.

 

The team will compete at a variety of Jr. Regatta’s around the Chesapeake Bay. Racing Team participants are required to attend at least one session (Session I strongly suggested as a season warm-up) and are strongly encouraged to participate in all sessions concurrent to regattas that they are competing in. Boats will be provided for those in need. For those not signed up for the concurrent session, boats will be provided depending on boat availability. Personal boats are encouraged for the more serious racers.

 

The regatta schedule will be discussed prior to the beginning of the season and at the start of each session. Racing opportunities exist through-out the summer around the Chesapeake Bay area; including the WRSC Junior Regatta on Monday, July 2, 2018. For those sailing Lasers, events also include the Friday Night Races at WRSC along with the Annual Regattas. Program schedule may be amended based on participation at certain regattas. Regatta entry fees and other costs related to road trips are in addition to sailing school fees. 

QUESTIONS? EMAIL PROGRAM DIRECTOR EDUCATION@WESTRIVERSC.COM

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