New this summer from the SCMM!!! Registration OPEN!!!
We are excited to offer a *NEW* summer sailing camp that will provide students, 9-15, with a great introduction to sailing. The 2013 beginner class is for students who have little or no experience on the water. Course includes basics of rigging a boat, sailing fundamentals, basic boat handling, seamanship (knots, weather, etc.), water safety and sportsmanship. Instructors will use games to incorporate team work and challenges to build confidence and excitement about the sport of sailing. Students may participate in the Opti racing series later in the summer. Reserve your spot today by completing the South Carolina Youth Sailing Program (SCYSP) Summer Camp Registration Form. Spaces are very limited.
What Types Of Boats Will Be Used In The Program?
About 50 years ago, Clark Mills, a well-known boat designer in Florida, was asked by the Optimist Club of Clearwater, Florida to design a small, extremely stable sailboat—one that would be easy to construct and safe for teaching young people between the ages of 7 and 15 to sail. The resulting boat, known as the Optimist Pram, proved to be ideal for young beginning sailors. An Optimist Pram is a flat-bottomed dinghy with a single sail, 7 ½’ long and 3’8” wide; safe and simple enough for a 7-year old, but exciting enough for a 15 year old.
Why Is The Optimist Pram Ideal For Kids?
What Should I Bring To Camp? Download and print: Sailing Camp Info