GCSEF Sailing Camps for Young Sailors
Summer Sailing Camp is a fun safe environment for young sailors to learn the basics and more advanced skills required to sail. Our camp develops personal growth and self-confidence. We encourage leadership, sportsmanship & teamwork. We are dedicated to teaching the Practical skills and Theory of Sailing, The kids, ages 8-16, learn right of way rules, knot tying & rigging, care for & maintaining a sailboat, boating safety, But most important, how to have fun on the water.
We offer two sailing camps. One for recreational sailing and one for racing.
Recreational Sailing Day Camp
Campers learn the joy of sailing. We will teach them the basics of how to sail as well as the part and proper care of a boat. The sessions have been developed to accommodate all levels of students. From beginners with no experience on a boat to kids that have taken the camp previously. Campers should bring a U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jacket. Campers may sign up for multiple camps
Campers learn the art of racing. This camp is for both the beginning and advanced racer using the Optimist or Laser Sailboat. Campers should have completed at least one session of the Recreational camp prior to attending this camp. The camp is geared towards juniors that want to move into the racing program or who have been on the racing team. Campers will learn the racing rules of sailing, boat speed, and basic racing tactics. After successfully completing this camp, the campers may join the racing team and are qualified to participate in the Junior Olympic Event in July (call for more details).
Camp Dates 2020
Recreational Sailing Camps:
Camp 1: June 1st - June 12th
Camp 2: June 15th - June 26th
Camp 3: July 6th - July 17th
Camp 4: July 20th - July 31st
Opti Camp: June 1st - June 12th
Laser/420 Camp: June 15th - June 26th
Advanced Racing Camp (NEW)*: June 29th - July 3rd
*Age range is 11-16 years instead of 7-16