Stonington Harbor Yacht Club
Adult Instructional Sailing 2018
Open To Members and Non-Members
Aidan Fowler, Waterfront and Youth Sailing Coordinator
• Adult Ideal 18 Weekday Instruction: NEW
Our greatest efforts will be made to accommodate a consistency with this information, dates and class descriptions. That said classes & session dates are subject to change based on demand and varying circumstances
Classes for the week of August 13 – 17 * will be held based on minimum required number of registrants. Low registration for this last session may result in class cancellations. The program director will communicate regarding progress with filling these sessions.
Thank you for your interest in
Stonington Harbor Yacht Club Adult Instructional Sailing!
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Adult Ideal 18 Weekday Instruction- Taught by Youth Sailing Coaches: NEW
Qualifications: Must be able to swim and tread water.
Minimum Age Requirement: suggested 18 years
Monday through Friday
June 25th – 29th, 9:30am – 12:30pm July 30th – Aug 3rd, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
July 2nd – 6th, 1:00pm – 4:00pm August 13th – 17th, 9:30am – 12:30pm
July 23rd – 27th, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
This class is for adult novice sailors and reluctant skippers of varying abilities. Students will be paired with an instructor or qualified skipper volunteer. These weekday classes will be taught by our staff of experienced, youth sailing instructors as an addition to what we have historically offered on weekends for racing clinics, privately arranged instruction, etc. The primary goals for this class are to build confidence and independence and to foster an enjoyment for sailing as a recreational sport. Safety skills will be reviewed. Coaches will set daily objectives for students to work on to further progression with boat handling skills and to reinforce concepts. Students will learn how to recover from irons, the points of sail, recognize puffs and lulls, sailing language, learn how to adjust boat speed, proper sail trim and sail shape, boat docking, mooring retrieval, how to read telltales, proper body and weight placement, knot tying and may be introduced to basic rules of racing.
Class space is extremely limited and available on a first come first serve basis.