Fond du Lac Yacht Club Youth Sailing

Fond du Lac Yacht Club to offer advanced sailing class for area youth.
Unfortunately, like last year, only advanced classes are offered. An advanced sailor can bring a sibling to share a boat. Currently our advanced class is full.

Hopefully next summer the Fond du Lac Yacht Club will again be 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 to150LBS.) and in the 14' Laser’s, an Olympic class boats (greater than 135lbs) 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.

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 which will make them more comfortable in the water. 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!

If you child has interest to participate in next year’s program 2022, contact Wanda and she will put them on a list to contact next year before the class is full.

Contact Wanda at 920-979-3411 or by e-mail youthsailing@fdlyachtclub.com