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2017 Sailing Classes

** All 2017 Sailing Classes are now closed. ***
** Please look below to see the types of classes that we offer for each age range. ***
*** The 2018 schedule and registraton will be posted by Jan 2018. **

Our Mission is to provide a safe, fun and educational sailing environment.

Our goal is to facilitate the development of the fundamental and advanced skills of sailing, while fostering an environment that imparts the love of sailing and the water. Our curriculum is designed to build each sailor's skill set in an incremental development method. This will result in skilled and confident sailors who learn to work together, care for equipment and the Bay, and build lasting friendships.

At the end of our program, sailors emerge with an enhanced sense of self-reliance, knowledge of seamanship, appreciation of teamwork, and good foundation in sailing and boating.

Are there 'sponges' on your sofa? Send them sailing!

 

Which class is right for you?

Sail training class eligibility is based off student age, sailing experience, and US Sailing Small Boat Sailor Record. 

See the below chart to determine which classes you and your child are eligible to attend.

Registration fees include a Junior Membership. 
(Current-year SMSA Members receive a $60 discount on registration fees.)

Multi-week participants receive credit for Junior Membership fee after 1st week.
Adult Lean to Sail class open to SMSA members only.

Ages

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Adult

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Beginner Dinghy Sailing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Intermediate Dinghy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teen Beginner Sailing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adv Dinghy Sailing/Racing Intro

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adult Learn to Sail

 

 


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Kids Intro to Sailing


Half-Day:
Monday through Friday
9am - 12:15pm

Tuition: $195

Full-Day:
Monday through Friday
9am - 4pm

Tuition: $295

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Age: 6 - 7 years old

A week-long course designed to give the youngest sailors in our program an introduction to the Chesapeake Bay and sailing.

 Emphasis will be placed on fun, teamwork, and enjoying the water.


Beginner Dinghy Sailing

Monday through Friday
9:00am to 4:00pm

Tuition: $295

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Age: 8-12 years old

Our Beginner Dingy classes offer instruction for beginners by introducing basic seamanship including rigging, steering, and beginner sailing. Emphasis is placed on safety, learning, and fun.

 Students are introduced to water safety through classroom and on the water activities. Students will learn boat controls, basic sailing maneuvers, basic seamanship, and wind direction.



Intermediate Dinghy Sailing

Monday through Friday
9:00am to 4:00pm

Tuition: $295


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Age: 8-12 years old

This class is for the intermediate sailor who wants to improve their sailing skills. Students who have previously been enrolled in a sailing class with SMSA or have other sailing experience are invited to join.

 The class emphasizes improving the studentsí basic skills of seamanship, and of course FUN!

 



Teen Beginner Sailing



Monday through Friday

9:00am to 4:00pm

Tuition: $295


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Age: 12 - 16 years old

 Young teens and tweens interested in learning to sail will be introduced to the fun of sailing in a social environment.  With 2 students working together to sail the boat they get all the fun & learning they crave.



Advanced Dinghy Sailing/Racing Intro


2 weeks: Monday thru Friday
9:00am - 4:00pm

Tuition: $530


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Age: 12-16 years old

 Tweens and Teens will advance their boat handling skills, wind vs. sail trim techniques, and expand their race course acumen in this 2-week course. Participants need to have intermediate level sailing skills.  

 


Adult Learn to Sail



2 weeks: Saturday & Sunday
9:00am - 4:00pm 
Tuition: $20


Course Dates:
TBD



Open to SMSA Members*.  Register Here!
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*Regular, Young Adult, & Emeritus Memberships


Age: 16 and up

 Our Adult Sailing program is taught on Sunfish, 420s, and small keel boats.  This course focuses on the fundamentals of small boat sailing.  The course is open to any sailor interested in learning or improving their small boat sailing skills.