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Summer Sailing Camp Session June 22-26, 2020

  • 22 Jun 2020
  • 9:00 AM
  • 26 Jun 2020
  • 4:00 PM
  • DCYC
  • 6

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The DCYC youth sailing camp is a five-day session available to beginning sailors and to those with existing sailing skills.  Camp is open to DCYC members and non-members subject to availability.  Suggested ages: from 8 to 15. (exceptions considered on a case-by-case basis)

The Camp Program:


 Sailing Camp at DCYC is all about summertime fun with a focus on sailing. Our instructors are skilled dinghy and keelboat racing sailors with junior sailing training experience.  Whilst ample time to enjoy our refreshing pool and engage in sailing camp-themed activities ashore is provided, the instructors will ensure that the on-the-water part of the program focuses on developing sailing skills to include boat handling; seamanship and safety-at-sea.

Campers will sail in Optimist Prams, Laser Radial and O’pen Skiffs.  The kids will learn how to rig and de-rig the boats, sail away from the dock, and to return safely. Recovery from a capsize is also taught.  The youth sailors will be reminded regularly to liberally re-apply sun block, stay hydrated, encouraged to wear a hat, and take other smart sun-protection precautions. They will learn how to start a fun race and make their way around a race course.  We’ll attempt to do one group sail on a member’s keelboat.


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