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Minnows –  18 students per class
Fee: $135 per child
Ages:  Pre K and Kindergarten
Schedule: Friday mornings from 9:00 - 10:00am (Pre K), or from 10:15 - 11:15 am (K).
Description:  A great introduction for our youngest sailors.  Minnows are introduced to the fun of sailing in a comfortable engaging environment learning about basic boat safety and having a good time on a boat.

JY I Sailing Lessons – 21 students per class
Fee: $290 per child
JYI -  Ages and schedule: Grades 1 – 2, on Monday & Wednesday morning from 9:00 - 11:30am
Prerequisite: Swim Test
This class will be an introduction to the basics of sailing and make sailing an enjoyable experience for the students. Students will learn some of the following basic skills: How to Rig a boat, find the wind direction, and how to steer, tack and gybe a sailboat.

JY II Sailing Lessons – 21 students per class
Fee: $290 per child
JY II- Ages and schedule: Grades 3 – 4, on Tuesday & Thursday morning from 9:00 - 11:30am
Prerequisite: Swim Test
Description: This class will be an introduction to the basics of sailing and build upon the skills from the JY I class. Students will learn some of the following basic skills: How to Rig a boat, find the wind direction, how to adjust the sails for the different points of sail and how to steer, tack and gybe a sail boat.

JY III Sailing Lessons – 21 students per class
Fee:  $290 per child
Ages:  Grades 5 – 6  
Schedule: Monday and Wednesday afternoon from 12:30 - 3:00pm
Prerequisite: Swim Test
Description: Sailors will build upon the skills learned in JY II. Sailors will learn more advanced skills and be able to do the following without the help of Instructors: Get a boat rigged, sail to the Red buoy and back, sail around a triangle, return to the club, un-rig the boat and put the boat away.

JY IV Sailing Lessons – 21 students per class
Fee: $290 per child 
Ages: Grades 7 – 12
Schedule: Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 12:30 - 3:00
Prerequisite: Swim Test
Sailors will build upon the JY III skills. This class is a mix of an introduction to racing around a race course and destination sailing. Students will learn advanced skills and be able to do the following without an instructor: Rig a boat, sail out to the race course, start a race, finish the race and sail back to the club and put their boat away. 

Opti I – 18 students per class
Fee:  $255 with own Opti, or $330 with a club owned Opti and they might have to split time.
Ages: Grades 3 – 4 (Grade 4 is highly recommended as a starting age)
Schedule: Monday and Wednesday mornings from 9:00 - 11:30
Prerequisite: Swim Test, JY I and or JYY II
This class is designed for beginners who want to learn how to sail an Opti in a fun, safe and controlled environment. Sailors will learn how to - rig their Opti, tie Opti specific knots, tack, gybe, wind direction, capsize recovery and sail trim. Sailors will gain the confidence to sail a boat by themselves.

Opti II – 18 students per class
Fee: $255 with own Opti, or $330 with a club owned Opti and they might have to split time.
Ages: Grades 5 – 8 
Schedule: Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9:00 - 11:30
Prerequisite: Swim Test, Opti I, JYII or instructor recommendation
For intermediate sailors who want to build upon the skills learned in Opti I and be introduced to racing. Racing is an exciting dimension to sailing which will build the sailors self confidence, increase their social skills and confidence in boat handling.

Opti Racing Team
Fee: $380 and sailor must have your own Opti.
Ages: Ages 9 – 15.
Schedule: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 12:30 - 4:00pm. 
Prerequisite: Swim Test, Opti II or instructor recommendation
This class is designed for Opti sailors who are ready to race.  Sailors will be taught performance boat handling and rigging skills, racing tactics and rules.  This will prepare them to compete against other sailors in the GSBYRA during Jr. Regattas every Friday. We will also attend and compete in as many local events as possible.

420 I - Limit 14 students
Fee:  $350 club boat
Fee:  $280 with own boat
Ages: Grades 5 – 7
Schedule: Monday and Wednesday mornings from 9 – 11:30
Prerequisite: Swim Test,  Opti II, JY III or instructor recommendation
This class is for the sailor who has some previous sailing experience and knows the basic boat handling skills. The sailor will improve their skills on a fun and exciting boat.  Sailors will learn how to rig a 420, tie knots, tack, and gybe, wind direction, capsize recovery and sail trim. Sailors will gain the confidence, learn to sail with a partner and develop sportsmanship. 

420 II  Limit 14 students
Fee: $360 
Fee:  $280 with own boat
Ages: Grades   7 – 12
Schedule: Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9 – 11:30
Prerequisite: Swim Test, 420 I, Opti racing, JY III or instructor recommendation
For sailors who want to improve upon the foundation built from the 420 I class. They will be introduced to racing and advanced boat handling skills.
 
420 Racing Class - 
Fee: $415 with club boat
Fee: $315 with your own boat
Ages: 10 – 18
Schedule: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 12:30 - 4:00pm.
Prerequisite: Swim Test, 420 II, Opti racing or instructor recommendation
This class is designed for the sailor that wants to take sailing past the recreation level and learn to race. Sailors will be taught performance boat handling and rigging skills, racing tactics and rules.  This will prepare them to compete against other sailors in the GSBYRA during Jr. Regattas every Friday. Our racing team will attend as many Jr. Regattas as possible and we invite your child in the racing class to join the excitement.  We will also compete in as many local events as possible. 

Laser and Sunfish Lessons – Will be added to schedule if there is enough interest. Please register for the class if you are interested and we will contact you with more information. 

Recreational Fun Sailing 
Fee: $170
Ages:  11 – 18
Schedule: Tuesday Afternoons from 3 – 5pm.
Prerequisite: Swim Test, JY III, or comparable class
This will be a fun and relaxing afternoon sailing to the beach, up and down the bay or to
a specific destination. Your child should be able to rig and sail a JY 15 without help from instructors. 

Adult Lessons 
Fee: $200 
Schedule: Tuesday evening from 6:00 to sundown
Description: Come on down, learn to sail and enjoy some beautiful evenings as we unwind on the
bay from your busy day. If we have a foul weather night we will make-up the class the following Thursday evening.

Adult Sailing Clinic 
Fee: $200 ($50 each additional session)
Schedule: Wednesdays July 7, 2016 – August 8, 2016. Any 4 classes.
Time: 5:00-7:00 PM
Boats: Private or club Sunfish, Club Flying Scot
Description: This clinic is for adults interested in learning to sail a sunfish or a Flying Scot and will include instruction in how to sail for those who have never sailed and those who have just begun to sail. Also covered will be basic sailboat racing. Adults with any interest at all in sailing and sailboat racing are encouraged to attend. A limited number of club boats are available on a first come, first serve basis. 

Youth Master Clinic
Fee: $400.00
Schedule:  Wednesdays: 7/6, 7/13, 7/27, 8/3, 8/10 
Time: 3:00-5:00 PM 
Description: This is a master class for our advanced Opti sailors led by an Olympic caliber sailor. Advanced sailing and racing techniques including the Racing Rules of Sailing and strategy will be covered. This clinic is by invitation only. See John Zambriski if interested and for further details.