Summer Camp

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 student. 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

 

Race Camp

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 2019

Recreational Sailing Camps:

  • Camp 1: June 3rd - June 14th

  • Camp 2: June 17th - June 28th

  • Camp 3: July 1st - July 12th

 

Race Camps

  • Optimist: June 3rd - July 14th

  • Laser/420s: June 17th - June 28th

January 23, 2019

Recently we have purchased new Zest sailboats for the Sailing camps as a replacement for the Pico sailboats. We are excited to let our campers have the opportunity to sail on these more comfortable boats.

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