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Carter Lake | Junior Sailing Program 2019

July 13, 14, 20 and 21. 

We are currently full for this year’s camp!


The Carter Lake Junior Sailing Program returns in 2019, sponsored by the Carter Lake Sailing Club. This educational program, open to children ages 8 to 17 will be conducted over two weekends, from 8 AM until 4:o0 PM. Children will learn basic sailing knowledge, boating safety, knots, boat rigging and fundamental sailing techniques.  The camp is free for CLSC kids, except for the cost of the t-shirt. The cost for children of non club members is $80 and includes a T shirt. We will have room for 12 children and I expect that we will quickly fill, as we sold out last year!


Program Content:

Instruction Packet-Jr Sailing_8-11

Instruction Packet-Jr Sailing

Basic Knowledge:

Parts of sailboat

Different kinds of boats and rigging

Principles of sailing

Points of sail, terminology

Rules of the road- The main 3 (Stb over port, leeward over windward, overtaken over overtaking)

Ropes, lines and knots-terms, square knot, bowline, cleat hitch

Boating Safety

Equipment-PFD, whistle, Rangers, sunscreen, sunglasses, clothing

Carter Lake weather conditions:

Managing strong winds

Deciding when and when not to sail

Dockside safety

Mooring fields, no wake zones

Sailing technique:

Rigging a boat-sunfish and / or Laser

Steering from the stern

Trimming mainsail

Tacking, Jibing

Getting out of irons

Capsizing and re-righting

Leaving dock

Coming into dock