2015 DLYC Sailing Class
Announcement and Information Sheet
What Free sailing lessons are available to members and families during the summer season.
Why The purpose of the Sailing Class is to introduce students to the lifetime sport of sailing. Learning is through demonstration and practice, sailing with peers and instructors. The students become familiar with water safety and get comfortable sailing a dinghy. The US Sailing based curriculum provides a comprehensive and systematic program for quality instruction. There are twenty-five skill categories. Among them, General Nautical Skills include safety, weather, rigging, rules, and terminology. Boat Handling Skills include steering, sail trim, maneuvering, and recovery. Racing Skills include rules, tactics, and fine trimming. Fun is included and expected at no extra charge.
Bonus Building: Self confidence, Self reliance, Teamwork, Communication, Sensitivity, Concentration, Sportsmanship, Courage, Accomplishment, Motor skills, Applied physics
Orientation and Registration will be during the first class:
- Please bring your parent/guardian to complete registration and waivers, meet instructors and other students.
- To pass the swim test you must be able to swim 300 feet and tread water for 5 minutes.
- You must be at least 8 years old and able to take direction.
- In the first session we will review fundamentals, decide on class placement, note each student’s planned attendance dates, do the swim test, practice correct sunscreen application, correct lifejacket use, and more as time permits.
- Class will be Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning Tuesday, June 23. Last class and party Tues. Aug 4.
- The 9:30 to 12:00 class is for beginner sailors. Intermediate sailors are encouraged to join the first class as helpers and advisors as space permits.
- The 1:00 to 3:00 class is for intermediate sailor instruction but beginner sailors are also encouraged join in and crew as space permits.
- Advanced/adult/Lightning classes by arrangement.
- Sunday Lightning racing/sailing/crewing class by arrangement. Please contact instructor.
- In case of bad weather, class will be held. Even if it is too hot, too cold, too rainy, too sunny, too windy, or too calm,
class will be held – indoors or outdoors as appropriate for conditions. Exceptions are tornados, hurricanes, tsunamis,
earthquakes, forest fires, meteors, and locust attacks. Spiders don’t count.
What to Bring: Dress properly for a comfortable and safe sailing experience.
- Required: Lifejacket that fits.
- Required: Correct Sunscreen with hi SPF (like 50), waterproof, and “broad spectrum protection” with
titanium dioxide or zinc oxide included as an ingredient. SPF rates the UVB (burn)
protection only. For deep damage UVA (aging) protection, sunscreen needs a reflective
ingredient like titanium dioxide or zinc oxide. Avoid oxybenzone. It is linked to DNA damage.
- Required: UV Sunglasses to protect your eyes from harmful solar radiation, should block
100 percent of UV rays and absorb most HEV rays. Avoid sunglasses
labeled cosmetic or without UV protection details. Wraparound design protects better.
- Required: Hair tie if hair is long enough to tie back.
- Required: Water shoes to prevent zebra muscle cuts and toe stubs
- Suggested: Swim suit
- Suggested: Towel
- Suggested: Brimmed hat with chin string.
- Suggested: Keeper string or elastic for sunglasses retention.
- Suggested: Wind breaker/spray jacket for the cool days, waterproof for the cold spray.
- Suggested: Water bottle
Lead Volunteer Instructor Geoff Moehl email@example.com, 2015 Lake# (517) 252 5482, mobile (407) 690 0579, Florida (407) 859 2968
Assisting Volunteer Instructor Doug Tagsold firstname.lastname@example.org, cell (517) 605 0360, (517) 486-3817
Club Staff Assistants:
Luke Schaffner 517 240 8517 Lschaffner504@gmail.com
Nicole Mulder 586 255 4877