Carlyle Sailing Association
Junior Sailing Sessions
All Programs except Lasers have been CANCELLED
Our programs will consist of Junior Sailing (Spring), Harbor Mice (Summer), Junior Sailing (Fall) and Laser Sessions.
All Sessions are 10:00 am to 4:00 pm--rain or shine/high wind or no wind.
The dates will be listed on the Carlyle Sailing Association calendar
which will be an active link to register for the sessions.
Or, click the links below for the sessions you want to attend.
How to signup and pay for Junior Sailing Sessions:
Step 1: We suggest you -- Join as a Junior Member -- if you haven't already done so!
Step 2: Choose your sessions -- Click the program link you want to attend and register for specific days.
Step 3: In the "Review and confirm" window,
a: Click the "Pay online" button if you are unlikely to purchase additional sessions this year.
b: Click the "Invoice me" button if you intend to make more session purchases this year.
c: Do not immediately pay the invoice so discounts can be manually applied.
d: Once you purchase 10 sessions i.e., $150 (per individual Junior Member) any additional sessions will be credited back to your account.
e: In addition, all Junior Membership purchases are entitled to 2 free sessions!
What if I want to try it out before purchasing a Junior Membership?
Sign-up for a specific days, pay the per session fees, then come out and join us.
Each student may attend 2 sessions before they are required to join as a Junior Member.
If you decide to continue, all Junior Membership purchases are entitled to 2 free sessions!
The programs emphasize learn-to-sail and practice sail classes. Students will learn to solo sail in the simple, stable, designed Optimist Pram and will also have the opportunity to sail the more high-performance O'pen Skiff. Instructions will include information from the CANVAS online modules, introduce boat rigging, recreational sailing, and safe boating practices.
Juniors with advanced sailing skills will be given the opportunity to learn about advanced boat handling, tactics, and rules while participating in individual racing, match racing, and team racing.
Who should enroll in our Junior Sailing Sessions?
Anyone age 8 to 15, (sailors and non-sailors).
What do students need to bring?
Students must bring their own lunches and snacks as well as a proper fitted life-jacket, water bottle, change of clothes, closed toe water shoes, sun protection and towel. Life-jackets are required, but will be provided for those who don't have one. All other materials for lessons will be provided.
Do we need to own a boat/boats?
No, it is not necessary to own a boat. CSA Junior Sailing has a fleet of Optis and Skiffs. Of course, if you have a Laser, Sunfish, Opti or O'pen Skiff, under the rules of a junior membership, it can be kept at CSA and used in the junior programs.
Are the Instructors qualified?
All lead instructors must be at least US Sailing Level 1 Small Boat Certified and have recently completed First Aid and CPR training. Although the goal is to teach students how to sail, safety is their first consideration.
T. Troy Tolan
Junior Sailing Executive Director
ttroytolan at gmail.com