Fond du Lac Yacht Club Youth Sailing

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Fond du Lac Yacht Club "might" offer free sailing classes for area youth

Due to the Corona Virus Pandemic this program is on hold till we are back to normal

If you have a child interested in our Sailing Program this year get them signed-up now on our Pre-Registration Form. It’s a first come system. When the Pandemic is under enough control to allow us to have the program we will be in-touch with dates more info. In the mean time stay healthy and maintain our social distancing.

Hopefully this summer the Fond du Lac Yacht Club will again offering free sailing classes as a public service to the youth of the Fond du Lac area. The FDLYC has been conducting the youth sailing school since the early 1959. Many of the volunteers are graduates of the great program.

The school offers instruction in 9’ O'Pen Bic, youth sailboats (up to150 lbs.) and in the 14' Laser, an Olympic class boats (greater than 135 lbs.) for those with more advanced sailing skills. There are a limited number of openings for these classes so register early. Also, parents are encouraged to help out during the lessons and learn themselves. The class is open to all area youth age 9 and up.

Students will be instructed on reading the wind, sailing at different angles to the wind, parts of the sailboat and how to rig a boat. Sailing terminology is practiced during classes. Knots are taught, such as the figure 8, bowline, and how to use a cleat. Students are taught what to do if capsized and how to recover.  Weather awareness and sailing safety are always reinforced. Boating Rules of the Road are explained and practiced. And there is always an emphasis on fun!

Pre-Registration forms for the sailing school can be found by clicking the link below.

 

2020 Youth Sailing Classes Pre-registration Form


Contact Kevin at 920-251-1002 for lesson information.

 

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