05/29 Day of Sailing

Day of Sailing
Bring a picnic lunch and board a cruising sailboat for a day of sailing on the Chesapeake Bay. This is a great experience for people who would like to try sailing for the first time or for people who have had instruction and would like more practice. Transportation to the marina is on your own (directions provided). Minimum age is 18. Near Urbanna, Va.
Sunday, May 29,   9 a.m.- 4p.m.  $70     Course 30738
Details: Greg Velzy at 748-1124 or velzyg@chesterfield.gov

05/31 Learning to Sail

Learning to Sail
This course provides an evening of classroom instruction, then a full day piloting a sloop on the Chesapeake Bay. Topics covered include: boat rigging, basic knot tying, maneuvering under sail and power, and basic piloting. You will not just be told how to do these, you will get to do them! The purpose of this class is to raise your skill and confidence level so that, if you wish, you can one day pilot your own boat. No previous experience is needed. Swimming ability is required. Participants are responsible for their own transportation to the marina (directions provided). Minimum age is 18.
Rockwood Nature Center, 3410 Courthouse Road
Classroom session: Tuesday, May 31,   7-9:00 p.m.
Trip: Saturday, June 4, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. near Urbanna      $90       Course 30739
Details: Greg Velzy at 748-1124 or velzyg@chesterfield.gov

06/20 Sail Camps

Sail Camps
The Greater Richmond Sailing Association on Swift Creek Reservoir offers the chance to enter the exciting sport of sailing. Future sailors age 8-17 can come out for the first time or come back to further enhance their skills. This one week camp is taught by U.S. Sailing certified instructors. The program promotes leadership, self-confidence, sportsmanship, safety awareness and respect for others. Drop off and pick-up at Greater Richmond Sailinq Association, 4301 Wooldridge Road on Swift Creek Reservoir in Midlothian. Bring your own lunch except for Pirate Day which includes a pizza lunch, pirate costumes, and other pirate activities. You can also earn high school PE credits In Chesterfield County. Prerequisites: Mandatory 1 hour introductory meeting and swim test Sunday prior to each session. Must be able to swim 150 feet unaided.
Greater Richmond Sailing Association, 4301 Woolridge Road
Monday-Friday       8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.        $350
Level I:
No experience required! Make new friends, spend the week on the lake, and learn how to sail. Sailors will learn to rig sailboats, Identify parts of a sailboat, trim sails, practice safety, read the wind, and steer the boat. Students will work together to rig, operate and stow Single-handed Optimist Dinghies and double-handed Collegiate 420 sailboats based on their age, weight and experience.
8-12 year olds: (single-handed boats)
June 20-24           Course 30664
July 11-15            Course 30665
13-17 year olds (double-handed boats)
June 20-24           Course 30669
July 11-15            Course 30666

Level II:
Make new friends, spend the week on the lake, learn intermediate/ advanced sailing techniques, and experiment with the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math components of sailing. Build a device to measure the wind, make a boat, and experiment with simple machines on boats.
8-12 year olds: (Single-handed boats)
June 27-July 1      Course 30667
July 18-22            Course 30668
13-17 year olds: (double-handed boats)
June 27-July 1      Course 30670
July 18-22            Course 30671
Details: Frequently Asked Questions available at grsa.org or email the Sail Camp Director: sailcamp@grsa.org