LCYC Junior Sailing Program
The Lake Champlain Yacht Club will once again offer sailing classes for youth ages 9-16. The program will run for eight weeks starting mid June and ending in mid August. It is open to both members and non-members.
There are three different skill levels, which are as follows: Beginner – Designed for those juniors with little or no previous sailing experience. The primary goal is to teach the basics of boat handling and seamanship, so that the sailor will feel comfortable in and on the water. Students must be nine years old and finished with the third grade. In addition, all participants must be able to swim and pass the swim test. Intermediate – Designed for those juniors who are able to sail alone or with another junior and have a working knowledge of the principles covered in the beginner class. Advanced Racing – This class is for those juniors with a strong sailing background and desire to race competitively. Junior racers should be capable on the water in variable weather conditions. They should be familiar with those sailing concepts covered by the intermediate class.
Applications will be available in mid-April. Please call Bob Goodwin at 802-425-4005 for more information and to request an application.