Welcome to RPC Jr. Sailing. Our summer schedule is now posted. We are looking forward to our 2018 season, running for 6 weeks from the week of June 25 through August 3. Registration will open following the sending out of the May Rocky Pointer and everyone will be emailed in advance of its closing. Registration for sponsored, non-member sailors will take place after member registration closes.
As part of registration, parents are required to execute participation, liability and medical release agreements on behalf of all Jr. Sailors. These agreements are located on the RPC site under the members-only “forms” tab.
Parents must also register sailors and execute waivers with JSALIS . A fee of $65/sailor will be assessed to your RPC account.
All Jr. Sailors must have their own boat to use when participating in the program. Limited rentals from the club are available. All Sailors must have a properly fitting life jacket and appropriate footwear
Save the Date
- Boat check (needs to be done only once and is mandatory for all program participants) – Friday, June 22nd
- Parent meeting, cook out, and final day for boat check – Sunday, June 24th
- Rocky Breakwater Cup - Monday, July 30th
- Sailing Banquet – TBD
- Program Duration – The program begins during the week of June 25 and runs through August 3
(the first day of class is dryland training and swim test only for Taste of Sailing & Opti 1)
2018 Junior Sailing Schedule
2018 Sailing Programs - All Six Week Courses
Taste of Sailing – three mornings per week (Mon/Tue/Th)
A program designed to introduce younger children to sailing. These will take place in our Ideal 18’s, supervised by an instructor.
Little Puffs – three mornings per week (Mon/Tue/Th)
A program for younger children (recommended 8 & above) who want to learn to sail. Children will start off in Ideals and once ready will be paired up (two per boat) and taught the fundamentals of sailing in a safe and fun environment. This program is ideal for anyone who wants to develop from taste into the optimist.
Introductory - Opti 1 – four sessions per week
Opti 1 for Rocky Swim Team (Mon/Wed/Th pm & Fri am)
Opti 1 for non-Swim Team (Tue – Fri am inc)
Working towards US Sailing level one. This course teaches the student how to sail a course upwind and downwind and to handle the boat with confidence.
Intermediate Opti 2 - four afternoon sessions per week (Mon/Tue/Wed & Fri)
Working towards US Sailing level two. This course builds on level one and introduces more advanced skills and boat handling with an introduction to racing.
Advanced – Opti 2 - four afternoon sessions per week (Mon/Tue/Wed/Fri)
This course focusses on timing the boat and sails for optimal performance and safety. Participants will be actively encouraged to attend local regattas and to engage in a racing series.
Double-Handed – four sessions per week (Mon AM /Tue/Th & Fri PM )
Introduction program – four sessions per week
Designed for sailors wanting to tackle new skills in a dinghy with fore and main sails. This course will team the basics of boat handling and sailing up and downwind. The curriculum is based on the same US Sailing level one curriculum.
Intermediate – four sessions per week
Subject to assessment, sailors will follow the US sailing level 2 curriculum
Rocky welcomes a limited number of non-member sailors who pay a higher charge based on the club subsidy to the program. If you are interested in sponsoring a non-member sailor please share these materials with people who have children eligible to participate and help them with online registration after June 1, 2018. Fees are subject to the non-subsidized rate. They can pay the club directly via check prior to the start of the sailing program; otherwise we will charge your account.
Non-Member program fees, not including rental fees, are as follows:
- Opti I (4-day): $1,200
- Opti II (4-day): $1,200
- Taste of Sailing (3-day): $675.00
- Little Puffs (3 days) : $850.00
RPC BOAT RENTALS
RPC owns a limited number of Optimists that are available for rent at $500 per boat for the season. The rental fee for a Club 420 is $500 per sailor, and there are only three available. The rental fee for a Club Feva is $1500, and there are only TWO available. RPC Members have first priority. We will hold a lottery to assign boats to members by May 15.
Do not hesitate to e-mail questions to the Whittles at JrSailing@RockyPointClub.com
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