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Sailing (W-12:30)

Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Ages 9-11 · Co-Ed
The REALM 400 Pico Blvd #1 Santa MonicaCA  90405
Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Ages 9-11 · Co-Ed
The REALM 400 Pico Blvd #1 Santa MonicaCA  90405

Sailing (W-12:30)

Sep 07 - Dec 13

Ages 9-11

The REALM

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$720.00

Meeting Dates

From Sep 07, 2016 to Dec 13, 2016

About This Activity

Our program emphasizes SAILING! Each student will be on the water the very first lesson, with the instructor alongside in a coach boat. Students will learn how to purposely capsize their boat, and then recover their boat, and bail the water out. This is consistently the most popular lesson in the program. Tacking (zigzagging left and right towards the direction of the wind), is the first sailing skill to learn. There are 5 steps to executing a good tack. When the students have learned to sail upwind, they learn how to sail downwind. What goes up, must come down. Gybing involves turning the boat left and right with the wind coming from behind. In the beginning, students will be on the water 1 on 1 with the instructor. As the class progresses, more students, each in their boat, will sail. The “sailing pizza” will teach the students the different “points of sail”. Don’t sail into the anchovies! Students will learn how to, and be responsible for, rigging and de-rigging their boats. Learning knots, the names of the parts of a boat and rigging, and the names of the parts of a sail are just part of the fun. We begin by sailing only in the finger in front of our dock. As the students progress, we sail in the basin, then in the main channel. When we can sail upwind across the main channel to the gas dock (where the store sells ice cream), and then downwind back to the dock, we have really accomplished something. Students learn to work together to make rigging and sailing easier. When the wind gets too high, we often take a tour of the marina using one of the coach boats. Our priorities are, in the following order: Safety, Fun, Education

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