Youth Sailing Classes

Attention Sailing School Parents:   Every day when you drop off your child, you will be required to sign our health questionnaire.

Our staff would appreciate it if you would print out the PDF at the right, and bring it along with you. Thanks

NEW PROCEDURE for YOUTH SAILING

During the COVID-19 Crisis

As you may know, the COVID19 pandemic has resulted in some drastic changes to all of our programs this summer. Reluctantly, we have been forced to scale back our youth sailing program to ensure the safety of our students, their families, and our staff.

Accordingly, for this season we will operate as follows:

  • All students must be at Level 2 or Level 3.

  • Class sizes will be greatly reduced.

  • Traditional classroom format will be eliminated.

  • All classes will be half days in length.

  • We will implement staggered start times so as to reduce congestion in the yard.

  • Students will be paired in boats only with siblings or partners approved by their parents.

  • Classes may be canceled in the event of inclement weather that would require the students to stay indoors. These days will be rescheduled.

  • We will have a large tent on site in case shelter is needed.

  • Masks will be required while on shore.

 

Most importantly, the LWSA has taken great care to set up procedures that are safe and consistent with good practice during this crisis. These procedures will require full cooperation from our students, their parents, and our staff.     Please CLICK HERE to see our COVID 19 Rules, Procedures and Guidelines.   
 

What We Do:

For kids and teens ages 7 – 16, we offer a broad curriculum of hands-on classes for youth of all abilities. Plus: a Racing Club for kids and teens who want to try racing or more independent sailing. 

Discounts

 

Come Again Discount – Schedule additional sessions for the same attendee and save 15%

(if you schedule multiple sessions at the same time, the 15% discount will be applied automatically; if you schedule an additional session for the same student later, please enter the coupon code "MULTISESSION" to receive your 15% discount)

Financial Aid

LWSA financial aid is available to help any student who might otherwise be unable to participate because of an inability to pay. For further information please email us or phone: 603-589-1177. Your request will remain confidential.

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Send a Kid to Sailing School

LWSA will not turn anyone away because of inability to pay.

Your donation of $60 will send a child to sailing school for a day, 

$295 for a week and $445 for two weeks.

Your donation will go directly to our Scholarship Fund

Youth Course Descriptions

701   Level Two Single-Handed Class (4 days)

Four day course-3 hours (M-Th) Fee: $120

This class is only open to campers who have completed Level-1 courses at LWSA (if completed equivalent at another sailing school must be approved by Head Instructor) and have been recommended for Level-2 or attended Level-2 and have been recommended for another Level-2 course.

This course will be taught on Optimist sailing dinghies and O'pen Bic sailboats and will build upon the skills learned in the Level-1 class. The course is designed for those who are not large enough to sail 420s or would prefer to sail on their own.  Students will learn to adjust to different wind and weather conditions and will learn the use of telltales to set proper sail trim. They will also learn how to safely perform a man overboard rescue. Students will receive brief on-shore instruction and on the water coaching. Students must be proficient in rigging and launching.

 

702   Level Two 420 Class  (4 Days)

Four day course-3 hours (M-Th) Fee: $120

This class is only open to campers who have completed Level-1 courses at LWSA (if completed equivalent at another sailing school must be approved by Head Instructor) and have been recommended for Level-2 or attended Level-2 and have been recommended for another Level-2 course.

This course will be taught on two-person Vanguard 420 sailing dinghies and will build upon the skills learned in the Level One class. This course is designed specifically for larger students who are a better size for the 420 sailboats. (You should sign up for this course only if you have previously sailed in a 420 with one other person) Students will learn to adjust to different wind and weather conditions and will learn the use of telltales to set proper sail trim. They will also learn how to safely perform a man overboard rescue. Students will receive brief on-shore instruction and on the water coaching. Students must be proficient in rigging and launching.

703   Level Three Class  (4 Days)

Four day course-3 hours (M-Th) Fee: $120

This course will be taught in Vanguard 420 dinghies and O'pen Bic sailboats, is for students who have attended or been recommended for the Level-3 class. (if completed equivalent at another sailing school must be approved by Head Instructor) 

This course will build upon the skills learned in the Level-2 class. Students will learn to become more aware of wind and weather, learn to read and follow a chart, how to anchor a boat, and will focus on more advanced sailing, boat handling, and safety skills. Students will receive brief on-shore instruction and on the water coaching. Students must be proficient in rigging and launching.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Youth Classes Schedule 2020

Please note that all dates, classes, and prices are subject to change.

Here are some easy links so you know basic requirementswhat you need to bring to Sailing School, rules of conduct, and our location .

Contact us with any questions!

 

PAIRING STUDENTS IN BOATS

Because of social distancing requirements, we will be allowing one student per boat, with the following exception:

A student may be paired up with a sibling or a friend if the parents approve that pairing in writing. If you wish to pair up your child, please email us with your request and include both names and the class you are signing them up for.

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