Roc City Sailing | Kids Out and About Rochester

Roc City Sailing

Address: 
2050 Bay Shore Blvd
Rochester , NY , 14622
Phone: 585-210-3225
43° 12' 14.0868" N, 77° 32' 10.3668" W
Contact name: 
Ralph Simpson
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We have an exciting 2021 season planned with Learn to Sail classes for youth and adults, Private Lessons, Boat Charters, Meet-Ups and an Urban Youth Sailing Program in partnership with the City of Rochester Department of Recreation and Human Services. Roc City Sailing will follow CDC and NY State guidelines to keep all participants healthy and safe. Registration is now open!

Private Lessons and Camps

Sailing Class Descriptions

Youth Beginner – Generally ages 8 to 15.  Students are introduced to sailing by way of the Optimist Dinghy or Sunfish. This class covers the fundamentals of sailing terminology, understanding the wind, sail trim, points of sail, steering, tacking, gybing, how to rig and de-rig, boat care, crew responsibilities, seamanship and safety including capsize avoidance/recovery and “rules of the road”.

Adult Beginner – Give it a try … don’t let the kids have all the fun!  Covers what you need to know to sail a small sailboat (Sunfish or JY15) with an emphasis on fun and safety.  The class covers the fundamentals of sailing terminology, understanding the wind, sail trim, points of sail, steering, tacking, gybing, how to rig and de-rig, boat care, crew responsibilities, seamanship and safety including capsize avoidance/recovery and “rules of the road”.

Intermediate – Students will use the Optimist, Sunfish and/or JY15 sailboats depending on age, weight and skill level.  Participants should already know how to rig a sailboat and be able to handle a boat on all points of sail on their own.  This class builds on the basics with students learning the finer points of boat handling and sail theory. There is an emphasis on developing confidence for sailing alone. Other topics can include currents, weather, racing rules of sailing and more.

Week 1: Monday June 28 to Friday July 2 Week 2: Monday July 5 to Friday July 9 Week 3: Monday July 12 to Friday July 16 Youth and Adult Beginner and Intermediate classes!

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