Sodus Bay Junior Sailing Association
WHY SHOULD KIDS SAIL?
Sailing is a lifelong sport. If you develop a love for the sport at a young age, it can be a great hobby or occupation for your whole life. What better way for your kids to spend their summer than by challenging themself physically and mentally on the water with friends and in the elements? Summer is no fun without wind, waves, and sun.
We currently have over 70 watercrafts and one of the finest sailing centers in the area. We now offer three season programming which allows our facilities, waterfront and watercraft to reach a much larger population and we are proud to share our expertise and location to a wider audience. We provide general sailing instruction for children from ages 8-18, including travel racing teams and a local Rochester College sailing team for their spring and fall practice seasons. As of 2018 we proud are to announce we are now recognized as an Accredited Community Sailing Center by US Sailing!
The core instructional program we offer at SBJSA is our youth sailing camp, which is conducted over a 7-week timeframe starting at the end of June to mid-August. Our seven-week summer camp period is comprised of the following camp sessions available to youth, ages 8-18:
1. 1-week (5 days), ½ day (9:30 -12:00pm) “Opti-Boomers”. (Ages 8 – 10)
2. 2-week (10 days), all day (9:30am- 4:00pm) Learn-to-Sail (LTS) and Learn-to-Race (LTR) sessions.
3. 3-week (17 days) Travel Race Team sessions (9:30 to 4:00pm or later depending on travel Regatta Locations and 1 weekend Regatta). Parent Involvement Necessary.
4. 2-day “Intro to Sailing” course designed to give kids the basics of sailing before they invest in the 2 week program – this is ideal for area Town Recreation Programs, Boy or Girl Scout groups and/or other organized groups of children, given in the final 1-week of camp in mid-August. (9:30am to 4:00pm)
Our sailing curriculum is designed to provide all levels of instruction from beginner to advanced. The summer camp activities and adventure program provide a great summer experience. Each camper spends most of their time on the water learning how to sail. Days will be split between land classes and water activities. Campers will learn parts of the boat, sail trim, steering, capsize recovery procedures, and more, all with a focus on fun and safety. Campers will also learn instruction in the care and use of Canoes, Stand-Up Paddle boards, and Kayaks.
For more information regarding our Programs, Educational Partnerships and details with regards to registration and fees please visit our website @ www.sbjsa.org and Join us at one of our Open House Events Scheduled for June 1st and June 15th from 11am to 2pm.