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MBC Junior Sailing 2019
Monmouth Boat Club

June 24 - August 16, 2019

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MBC Junior Sailing 2019 

The following sessions will be offered for children ages 8 - 17.  All classes meet Monday through Friday (with a 3 day option for Full Season). The morning session is from 9am - 12pm and the afternoon class is from 1pm - 4pm.

Session 1  June 24 – July 5  (AM only / PM only / Full Day) 

Session 2  July 8 – July 19  (AM only / PM only / Full Day) 

Session 3  July 22 - August 16 (AM only / PM only / Full Day) 

FULL Season June 24 – August 16 (AM only / PM only / Full Day) 


Learn to Sail

This 5 day course provides first time sailors (ages 8 and up) an opportunity to get their feet wet in a fun and relaxed atmosphere!  Students will learn the basics of knot tying, parts of the boat, water safety, and rigging.  Students may choose this camp alone or continue on with our Beginner program.


Beginner - Greenies 

This is a beginner course offered as a follow up to the Learn to Sail camp or for students with less than one year of instruction.  This course will teach the basics of rigging a boat, basic boat handling, sailing fundamentals, seamanship (knots, weather, etc.), sportsmanship, and water safety. A basic introduction to the sport of sailing. Instruction is done in Club-owned Optimists. Sailors are paired with one another and learn the basics of steering, trimming the sail, and balancing the boat in an exciting, hands-on way. Sailors who are participating in Session 3 or Full Season are invited to participate in our Junior Sweeps Regatta August 5-8. 


Intermediate – Red White Blue 

This course is for sailors who have completed the beginner course and want to continue their progression. Instruction is done in Club-owned Optimists with 1 sailor per boat. By completion, sailors will be able to sail on all points of sail in most wind speeds, know all parts of the boat, and tie basic knots. The goal being to better prepare students for future sailing. Sailors who are participating in Session 3 or Full Season are invited to participate in our Junior Sweeps Regatta August 5-8. 


Advanced – 420 & Racing 

This course will teach sailors advanced techniques of starting, upwind and downwind sailing, using the trapeze, the spinnaker, and higher speed sailing. This course is taught in both 420s and Lasers and is meant to help the sailors build confidence on the race course. Sailors who are participating in Session 3 or Full Season are invited to participate in our Junior Sweeps Regatta August 5-8.


Additional Program Information:

Registration is not considered completed until application, waivers, and payment are received.

There is a mandatory swim test on the 1st day of class, students unable to pass the swim test may not participate in the Junior program.  

There will be no lessons on July 4th.

Family Orientation will take place on Thursday, June 20th at 6:00pm at MBC. We will review the basics of the program, requirements, and you will have the opportunity to meet the instructors.

Each student should come dressed and prepared for a warm summer day, assuming they will get wet. Each student must bring, to every class:

· USCG approved Type II or Type III Lifejacket w/ Whistle Attached (Sized for your child)

· Boat Shoes, Water Shoes, or Sneakers Required (No sandals, ”Teva’s”,” flip-flops”, or other open toed shoes that may fall off or risk foot injury.)

· Water Bottle (here is a water fountain at the club to refill bottles.) 

Additional Recommended Items: · Sunblock · Towel · Hat with visor· Sunglasses

Junior Sweeps Regatta is scheduled for August 5th - August 8th.  There will be no instruction that week.  Participation in the regatta is highly encouraged, but not required. 

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I agree (on behalf of myself and my child) to make no claims against the Monmouth Boat Club (MBC), or anyone who is a member or spouse or agent or employee thereof, for any loss of, or damage or injury to, any person or persons or property and to hold harmless the MBC and anyone who is a member or spouse or agent or employee thereof against liability for any loss, damage or injury caused to my child, or by my child to other persons or to property. I further understand that the need for immediate medical care might arise and I give my permission for such care to be given as becomes necessary.

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