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Junior Sailing FAQs

2019 Carter Lake-Summer Junior Sailing Program

July 13 and 14, 20 and 21 

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register my child?

A: Download and print out the registration form on this site (available mid April.) First confirm that space is available by sending an email to Mark Carvalho at [email protected]. Space is limited and will fill on a first come, first accepted basis. If a space is available, send a completed registration form and payment to the address at the bottom.

What should my child bring?

A: There is little shade down on the lake. Children should bring or wear a bathing suit. Bring a towel, hat, sunglasses with leash, sunscreen, two water bottles, and something warm and dry to change into. Life jackets are available but if your child has their own, they may use, so long as the PFD is of the correct size and Coast Guard approved Type I,II or III. Auto-inflating life jackets are not acceptable. Please pack a lunch for your child for each day.

 If I arrive late, can my child still participate?

A: While prompt arrival is part of boating courtesy, your child should be able to participate until we leave the docks, which generally would not be before 8:30. Children need to help rig and de-rig boats each day.

 What are the basic skills my child needs to have to participate?

A: No prior sailing experience is necessary to participate! However, children MUST be competent swimmers and comfortable around water. While children will always wear a PFD while sailing, they should expect to get wet and capsize. This is an important part of learning to sail a dinghy!

 How will children be grouped and how many instructors will be present?

Children will be grouped by sailing experience into two or three groups based upon the number of instructors each day. Beginners will learn on Sunfish and Tera’s and in small groups on a Catalina 14. More experienced children will have the opportunity to learn skills on a Laser.

Are there release and liability forms?

A: Yes. Parents will be required to complete for each child before the first lesson.

Where will I drop off and pick up my child?

A: Drop off and pick up will be at the Carter Lake Sailing Club clubhouse, which is on the dirt round accessing the North Pines camping area at Carter Lake. Following a morning “classroom” session, we will teach on-water activities at the CLSC Courtesy dock.

 Is breakfast or lunch provided?

A: Snacks are provided but you will need to pack a lunch for your child.

Can I stay and watch?

A: of course!


Carter Lake Sailing Club
3511 South County Road 31 | Loveland | CO | 80537