TIPYC's Learn to Sail Programs feature US Sailing Certified Instructors.
Membership is Required for all Programs
The Beginner Program is from 9:30 to Noon at the South Bay Sailing Platform
The Mandatory Swim Test for New Students begins at 9:00 on the 1st Day.
Intermediate Classes run from 1:00 to 3:30 at the South Bay Sailing Platform unless announced otherwise.
If you've never been in an Intermediate Class before, be sure to talk to a Counselor or email firstname.lastname@example.org to make sure you're qualified.
Intermediate Students are eligible to part of the Race Team
Classes Meet Rain or Shine (Alternate Activities related to Sailing will be provided if necessary).
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Membership is required for Families to Participate in the Sailing Programs.
Memberships help offset the costs associated with our Sailing Programs. Additional contributions are always welcome. The Thousand Island Park Yacht Club is a registered 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit organization. As such, all memberships and contributions are deductible to the fullest extent of the the law.
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3. Intermediate Sailing
1:00PM-3:30PM. Intermediate Lessons are designed for sailors who feel confident in sailing an Optimist solo and are ready to move to larger boats. Intermediate Sailors will gain experience with Laser Radials and 4.7s, along with double-handed 420s. Sailors will learn to use Outhauls, Cunninghams, and Vangs for greater sail control and gain experience with navigational rules associated with multiple boats on the water. Advanced sailors may also gain experience with jibs, spinnakers, and a trapeze rig. Intermediate Sailors may also be eligible to participate on the Race Team. This program also includes shore-based boating related activities.