We will have an orientation meeting the first day of class along with a swim test. Parents must be present. This is NOT a drop off class. Parents are required to stay on the yacht club grounds or appoint a sponsor for their child. We will have information about snack parents and volunteer opportunities at the orientation meeting. Throughout the summer we will have some sailing opportunities for parents during classes too.
The first class will begin with a swim test. All kids will be required to swim the length of the dock and back with their life jackets, tread water for 5 minutes without life jackets and then put their life jackets on while in the water. Kids must have a properly fitting Coast Guard Approved life jacket. Liability Release & Waiver Agreement must be signed before attending class.
Class Fees: $125/members, $300/non-members
Saturday Class time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
May 14th - All Classes Orientation & Swim Test
May 21nd - All Classes (double handed class fleet boat orientation - no 420 usage available on this date)
May 28th - NO Classes Memorial Day weekend
June 4th - All Classes
June 11th - All Classes
June 18th - NO Classes (post Jr Week)
June 25th - All Classes
July 2nd - NO Classes July 4th weekend
July 9th - All Classes
July 16th - All Classes
July 23rd- All Classes (Wrap up Party)
Tentative Wrap Up: Saturday Wrap Clinic Prior to the Rock Paper Scissors Regatta in Birmingham, AL at BSC Yacht Club
420’s and Opti’s will have a start at 2PM for club races as long as they have 2 or more boats show up.
In case of bad weather, we will still hold classes. We will do indoor activities on these days. If there is a need to cancel, we will text parents prior to the class;
Entrance for non-members: when you arrive at the Yacht Club entrance, pull up to the gate, which will open automatically. For orientation, meet at the lower level of the clubhouse, the Jr. Room.
What to bring to every class:
- Life Jacket with whistle attached. Life Jackets and shoes are REQUIRED while on docks
- Water shoes (closed toe or sandals are okay - NO FLIP FLOPS)
- Hat and/or sunglasses, towel, swimsuit, and sunscreen
- Water bottle
- Snacks will be provided, bring your own lunch (optional)