|Junior Sailing School|
From its first junior program in 1953, WRSC has a long and successful history with young sailors, turning out some of best sailors in the country. Our instructors instill not only a respect for the water, but also teach the techniques and skills required to sustain a life-long passion for the sport, always keeping at the forefront the most important element of teaching young children – fun! Our program runs from mid-June through mid-August, Monday through Friday, for Junior Sailors ages 8 and up. Each week culminates with a special activity, be it a treasure hunt sail to High Island in the Rhode River or a quiet picnic to Round Bay to observe the horseshoe crabs hatching their young. Sailors are given the opportunity to participate in summer regattas around the Bay.
Sea Urchins - 6 – 7 years
Session I - June 24 -28. 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Session II – July 9, 10, 11, 16, 17 , 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Session III – August 5 – 9, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Juniors - Ages 8 and up
When: Monday thru Friday 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Session I – June 24 – July 5, NO CLASS 7/1 and 7/4
Session II – July 8 – July 19
Session III - July 22 – August 2
Session IV – August 5 – August 16
Scope: For beginners thru advanced sailors who have completed second grade. Students will learn and improve upon general sailing, boat handling and racing skills in Optis, 420s and Lasers The sailing school Director and Head Instructor will break sailors into groups and boat types based on their experience, ability and knowledge, weight and age. Skill levels: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. Juniors will also have the opportunity to join the WRSC Racing Team.
Cost: • Please click on Ashore, Forms, Sailing School Application for additional information regarding the dates and cost for each session. Different rates apply to members and non-members.