Our goal is to teach beginning sailors between the ages of 9 and 14 the fundamentals of sailing. We like to assemble everyone between 9:00 & 9:30 am and, weather permitting,get out on the bay by 10:00 am. The curriculum includes how a sailboat works, how to rig the Sunfish sailboat,important knots, how to find the wind directions, points of sail, fundamentals of steering, tacking & gybing.
We also discuss the flags and signals we use to communicate important messages on the water, for example: “which flag means
head to CYC for lunch?”. There is no charge for children
and grandchildren of CYC members to attend the camp. If they have a nonmember friend who would like to attend, there’s a
$60.00 fee. CYC provides
lunch and soft drinks for participants. Class size is limited, so start thinking about who in your “crew” might be interested and contact
Bill Whitehead (or the admins) if you have any questions or to get your junior signed up. We will also need volunteers to held with on-water instruction, providing or operating “chase boats”, and helping with lunches. This year we will assemble a work team ahead of camp to clean up and wash off the club sunfish. If you can assist with any of the above,please contact Bill Whitehead or the admins.