Racine Yacht Club's Adult Sailing Program...
This program is open to all over 21 with little or no experience in sailing. Those of you who are more experienced are also welcome to come and hone your sailing skills. The program will consist of:
4 - Two hour classroom sessions (Includes dinner in the RYC Dining Room)
4 - Two to three hour on-the-water sessions
All course materials will be provided. Topics to be taught during the classroom sessions include:
Sailing and yacht nomenclature
Points of sail
Basic sail handling
Basic Right-of-Way rules
Seamanship (knots, man overboard, yachting etiquette, safety at sea).
After the classroom sessions, you'll be able to put your new skills to work, sailing on the Racine Yacht Club member's yachts. Many of RYC's members are volunteering their time and their vessels to allow you to use your experience - "hands-on" - sailing on Lake Michigan. Following the final on-the-water session, you will be treated to a pizza party at the club, with a certificate presentation indicating your completion of the course.