Join the Sharon Recreation Department for fall high school sailing. Participants must have prior sailing experience and be able to skipper a 420 sailboat around a race course. The program seeks to build basic sailing and boathandling skills and to develop knowledge and skills for racing – both fleet and team racing. Our time will be split between on land instruction, skill building drills, fleet racing and team racing.
Participants must bring their own water shoes, gloves, sunglasses and clothing appropriate for the conditions. (wetsuit or drysuit in October). Participants are encouraged to bring their own helmets and life jackets, but they will be provided if necessary.
The program will begin on Tuesday Sept. 8 and end Thursday October 29. We meet the first 4 school days of each week. 3:30 – 6:00. Due to high demand, this program serves Sharon residents first. If spaces remains after Sept 4 non-residents will be accepted. Min. participants – 25 Max. participants - 32.
The program will observe the state’s regulations for recreational boating in phase 3 of re-opening. Masks must be worn at all times when less than 6 feet from another person. Others protocols to reduce potential contact between people will be implemented.