Rochester Community Sailing | Kids Out and About Rochester

Rochester Community Sailing

On the water, running with the wind – sailing is great fun! Rochester Community Sailing (RCS) provides classes to teach youth and adults what they need to know to enjoy the sport of sailing. RCS operates out of the Rochester Canoe Club on Irondequoit Bay, Rochester NY.

Rochester Community Sailing’s mission with the joint support of RCC’s facilities and equipment is to educate, promote and advance the sport of sailing for the Greater Rochester Community in a safe, fun and affordable environment.

Class Schedules

Week 1:  Monday July 8 – Friday July 12, 2019
PM Class, 1 to 4:30 pm, Intermediate

Week 2:  Monday July 15 – Friday July 19, 2019
AM Class, 8:30 am to noon, Youth Beginner
PM Class, 1 to 4:30 pm, Adult Beginner

Week 3:  Monday July 22 – Friday July 26, 2019
AM Class, 8:30 am to noon, Intermediate
PM Class, 1 to 4:30 pm, Racing Clinic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Racing Clinic – For youth and adult intermediate and advanced sailors wanting to learn and improve sailboat racing skills and knowledge.  Boat speed, tactics and racing rules on all parts of the race course will be covered both in the classroom and on the water.

 

 

Location:

2050 Bay Shore Blvd
Rochester, NY, 14622
United States

Phone:

585-210-2380
Contact name: 
Ralph Simpson
The event has already taken a place at this date: 
07/22/2019
Time: 
8:30AM- 12:00PM and 1:00PM-4:30PM