Winter Sailing Season
Sailing is an amazing sport that can be enjoyed for the entirety of ones life. It is one of the few outdoor activities that has really no negative environmental impact. The skills and knowledge learned and practiced constantly challenge and improve our physical and mental capability. Youth Sailing enables and encourages self esteem and and self confidence. Juniors are the captains of their own boats, quickly learning how to safely enjoy being on the water. Sailing competition fosters character, sportsmanship, honesty and integrity, independence, and intimate knowledge of navigation rules and regulations. Unlike many sports there are numerous life long professional occupations with sailing deep in their roots, such as: instructors, captains, college coaching, engineering, naval architecture, sail design and construction, professional competition, charter cuisine, writing, marketing, and more. Most of our Olympic Sailing Champions started in Community Sailing Programs just like the one we are launching. Hatteras Island is steeped with Sailing Heritage and Lore and has all the natural resources needed to be a place that breeds the best. Just look at places like Annapolis, where there is barely any wind all summer long, murky water and barely any beaches. We are surrounded by wind and water. Lets take advantage of it!
Since we have very shallow water, the Olympic Class Nacra Catamaran is the right boat. Not cheap, but an exciting boat to sail on and keep their interest. Also the 420 is the standard monohull trainer for High School and College Sailing Teams. A High School Student who has racing training and experience on both […]
Check here for opportunities to sign up to support our Hatteras Island Youth Sailors. We would like to ask volunteers for two specific things right now for each practice we’ve scheduled: SNACKS: If a parent could bring water bottles and one healthy, not messy snack for each practice that would be really helpful. We will […]
Clear communication is a key element of safety aboard. Before practice, let’s work together as a team. Google these terms and add your definitions in the comments here on SchoolListit before practice. When we get to the boat we will review these and make sure everyone can communicate. bow stern deck trampoline cabin mainsail jib […]
Introduction The objective of this 6 week program is to introduce juniors to sailing in a fun and safe controlled environment. In general we will use what current boats and assets are available, which include: 27′ Catamaran, 18 Hobie Cat, and some smaller boats private boats lent to us by their owners. The program is […]