Junior Sailing at the Lansing Sailing Club - 2007
Instruction Sessions Tuesday Evenings, June 12th through
from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM at the Lansing Sailing Club
Junior Racing on Tuesday Evenings July 10 thru August 22
Who can participate?
Open to boys and girls between the ages of 10 and 18.
What is the Junior Sailing Program?
We teach boys and girls how to sail, including the basics of sailboat racing. For those who already know how to sail, a personal plan for adding new sailing skills will be created and coaching provided. Junior sailors will learn how to sail a small boat by themselves - and will learn how to sail a larger boat as a crew of three. We emphasize safe sailing and having fun as well as developing good sailing skills. Beginning in mid-July, the program shifts to a fun racing format. Sailors are handicapped, much like in golf, so that everyone has good opportunities to finish at the top of the fleet. The racing program gives sailors a fun way to continue developing their sailing skills.
Where is the Program run?
The program is held at the Lansing Sailing Club and on the waters of Lake
Lansing. The Lansing Sailing Club is at 6039 E. Lake Drive, Haslett, MI,
on the east side of Lake Lansing.
Coaches and Boats
Members of the Lansing Sailing Club make their sailboats available and
serve as coaches for this program. We also use Club owned sailboats. This year, we plan to have junior sailors sail in several different types of sailboats. Sunfish, Lasers, Optimists and Lightnings will be used for the program.. The coaches enjoy working with junior sailors, love to sail and have
years of experience sailing a wide range of sailing craft including extensive
sailboat racing experience.
What to Bring
Here is a checklist of what to wear and bring:
- Junior sailors should wear their
swimming suits and expect to get wet. Among other things, we teach juniors
how to recover from a capsize.
- Wear non-slip boat or tennis shoes with
white soles to wear (dark soles leave marks on the boats).
- No flip-flops
- secure footing on the boats is important.
- A life jacket.
- A change of clothing so you can go home in dry clothes.
to dress appropriately for the weather conditions and note that it is always cooler on the water. We sail in rain and cool weather, but not during thunderstorms - so bring the appropriate rain gear.
- Sailing gloves are strongly recommended.
Check our web site at www.lansingsailing.org and
click on "Info for Guests" in the right hand column of the home page
for more information.
Register by contacting Commodore Pat Dolan (Click Here to send a message, or call: 517-214-6568). The cost is $150. There is no cost to families that are already members of the Lansing Sailing Club.
For families that are not already members, the Registration Fee includes an Associate Membership for the balance of the sailing season so that the junior sailor and members of the junior sailor's family can practice their sailing, participate in sailing activities at the Lansing Sailing Club and use Club sailboats.
As part of the Junior Sailing Program, the Junior Sailors work toward earning Sailing Certificates. A Junior Sailor can sail a Club Sailboat by herself or himself, in up to moderate winds (not exceeding 12 mph), if an adult is monitoring from the shore, and if the Junior Sailor has earned both the Level 1 Certificate and the Certificate for the type of Club Sailboat he or she is sailing.
|Sailing - Level 1
||Shows that the sailor has learned the basics of sailing, including the safety position, getting out of irons, leaving a launch area, returning to a launch area, sailing to upwind or downwind destinations, tacking, gybing, recovering from a capsize, important rules when navigating near other boats and how to tie important knots..
||Shows that the sailor knows how to rig, launch, derig and put away a Club Sunfish and related equipment. Pre-requisite: Sailing-Level 1
||Shows that the sailor knows how to rig, launch, derig and put away a Club Laser and related equipment. Pre-requisite: Sailing-Level 1
A "Consent to Treatment of a Minor"
form and a "Parents Consent and Waiver of Liability - Assumption
of Risk - Indemnity Agreement" form need to be completed by a parent of each junior sailor. Click Here for a copy of these forms. A Membership Application will also need to be completed. Click Here for a copy of the Memberhsip Application Form.
contact Commodore Pat Dolan (Click Here to send a message, or call: 517-214-6568)