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Registration opens for Junior Sailing Camp at CIYC

By Staff | Mar 30, 2011

Registration is now open for the second season of the Junior Sailing Camp to be held at the Captiva Island Yacht Club, next to ‘Tween Waters Inn on Captiva. The program is open to children ages 8 to 16 of all experience levels.

At the end of each two-week session, students will be able to:

• Sail a boat single-handedly

• Be certified in power boat safety

• Properly handle a kayak.

Last year, 14 students between the ages of 8 and 15 had a great time while parents were thrilled with the program.

The first session this year will run Monday, June 13 to Thursday, June 23. The second session will run Monday, July 18 to Thursday, July 28. Drop off at the Yacht Club is between 8:45 and 9 a.m.; pickup is 4 p.m. each day. At the conclusion of each session students will demonstrate their newly acquired sailing and marine skills at Parents & Friends Day.

The Captiva Island Yacht Club is the organizer/sponsor of the program while Edison Sailing Center will manage the program and provide instruction.

Enrollment fees are $600 per session ($300 per week). Each child will be assigned their own sailboat (Optimist Pram, Sunfish or Laser) and their own kayak. There will be a certified instructor for every three to five students. Each child will need to provide their own Personal Floatation Device (PFD), lunches/snacks/drinks, sunscreen, hat and water-shoes (swim shoes, sailing booties or Crocs).

The only qualification for participation is successful completion of a swim test (50 yard swim, tread water, put on a PFD in the water and swim back 50 yards wearing the PFD). Families do not need to belong to the Yacht Club to participate.

Enrollment is limited so enroll early to ensure selection of your preferred session. For enrollment forms or additional information, please contact Lauren Davies at 239-472-9627 or e-mail info@CaptivaIYC.net or Chris Heidrick at 239-579-0660 or e-mail Chris@SanibelInsurance.com.