Summer Sailing

Summer Sailing Camp 2018

Session 1: June 4th – 15th A: 8am -12pm B: 1pm -5pm
Session 2: June 18th – 29th A: 8am – 12pm B: 1pm – 5pm
Session 3: July 9th – 20th A: 8am – 12pm B: 1pm – 5pm
Session 4: July 23rd – August 3rd A: 8am – 12pm B: 1pm – 5pm

BAY BUDDY CAMP ages 5 to 7; Time: 8am – 12pm

Session 1: June 11th – 15th
Session 2: June 25th – 29th
Session 3: July 9th – 13th
Session 4: July 30th – Aug 3rd

Bay Buddy Camp Sessions Are Full

Any Questions Contact:
Holly Murray 228-363-0073 or holly@fairhopeyachtclub.com

TYPES OF BOATS

There are two classes used for instruction at FYC.

The Optimist is a small sailboat designed for learning to sail and raced until a sailor reaches their 1th birthday.  It is a singlehanded boat.   The Optimist fleet learns points of sail, how to determine wind direction, sailing terminology and on the water safety.  Children between the ages of 7-12 weighing up to 125 lbs. should register for this fleet.

The C420 is the boat used for high school and college sailing.  It is a double handed boat with a mainsail and a jib.  The 420 fleet will learn weather basics, on the water safety, points of sail and sail trim.  In addition, the 420 sailor will learn how to work in a skipper/crew team.  Sailors over 12 years old and over 105lbs. should register for this fleet.

FOR YOUNGER CHILDREN

Our Bay Buddies program is NEW!  It has been designed to introduce our smallest sailors to the yacht club, the beach, and sailing in a positive, playful environment.  Bay Buddies will swim, play beach games, throw cast nets, go for sailboat and powerboat rides with counselors while learning about our bay and all it has to offer.

FAQ

Do I have to be a member of Fairhope Yacht Club?

NO, All interested sailors are welcome to attend.

How early should I sign up for Summer Sailing?

As early as possible, sessions sell out quickly.

Does FYC offer after camp care?

NO, a camper picked up more than 15 minutes after their session has ended will be charged a late pickup fee of $10.

What should my child bring to camp?

Your sailor needs:

A US Coast guard approved life jacket in their size

sunscreen

Closed toe shoes

towel

change of clothes

sunglasses

bathing suit

and a bag to keep their belongings organized.

What will my child learn during FYC Summer Camp?

New sailors are going to learn parts of the boat, sails, and rigging as well as basic knots, weather and safety.  They will be taught the fundamentals of sailing by US Sailing Certified coaches.

Questions

Holly Murray, FYC Waterfront Director, 228-363-0073 holly@fairhopeyachtclub.com

Elizabeth McGriff, Jr. Advisor, fairhopeycsailing@gmail.com