The Tacoma Yacht Club will offer its two-week junior sailing program in July and August.
The club has been providing sailing lessons at its Wollochet Bay location for more than 25 years, said Margaret Paterson, one of the organizers for the club. The instructors are certified by U.S. Sailing and the program uses U.S. Sailing instructional materials.
Participants will be taught seamanship and sailing skills at four skill levels, Paterson said.
This summer, the club is accepting students ages 10-15 who are considered independent boaters and could be in a small sailboat by themselves, she said. Students will be placed with instructors and in groups depending upon their level of skill and ability regardless of age.
The program’s level of instruction include:
The cost is $260 for club members and $270 for non-members. The fee must be paid one week before the start of each session.
Students who sign up for a morning session should bring their own lunch. All students should bring snacks to eat during the day. Water will be provided at all times.
The club will provide transportation from Tacoma to the Wollochet Bay outstation in Gig Harbor and back each day.