In the ﬂat waters of San Rafael, Pt. Richmond, South Beach and elsewhere, young sailors build skills and self-conﬁdence.
spring and summer. Boats: Laser 4.7s (provided). Cost: $395-$450/season. Scholarships available for Oakland residents. Pegasus Project (Berkeley) — (510) 621-8130, info@ pegasusvoyages.org, www.pegasusvoyages.org/project. html • Mission is to enable youth to become productive members of a sustainable society through positive outdoor environmental education and by reinforcing life skills. • Objectives: Lifeskills Sails aboard Pegasus for youth including youth at risk; To provide youth participants (and adult crew) with a basic environmental understanding and appreciation of the San Francisco Bay; To provide a multiyear track for underprivileged youth that will enable them to experience their backyard Bay through on-the-water activities. Richmond YC —(510) 237-2821, www.richmondyc. org. Parent or child must be RYC member (jr. membership: $50/year). • Winter Junior Sailing Program, ages 8-18. Ornaith Keane, Ornaith.Keane@LMAPINC.com or Steve Kittle, (510) 459-1129, email@example.com When: Most Sundays October-March, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Boats: El Toros, Optis, Lasers (BYOB). Limited number of club Optis and Lasers available. Cost: $125 + three days of parent volunteer time. • Summer Day Camp, ages 8-18 Dan Brandt, firstname.lastname@example.org. When: June-August. Boats: El Toros, Optis, Lasers, 420s, FJs and 29ers. Limited number of club Optis available. • Summer Sleepover Sail Camp (at Stockton Sailing Club) Tim Stapleton, www.sailcamp.org. When: July 6-12. Boats: El Toros, Optimists (BYOB). Limited number of club boats available. Cost: $275 + one day of parent volunteer time. Scholarships available. • Saturday 29er Sailing, ages 1118, Dan Brandt, email@example.com. When: Ongoing. Boats: 29ers (some club boats available). • High School Program, grades 8-12. Many programs; team coaching. Dan Brandt, firstname.lastname@example.org. When: October-May. Boats: FJs, 420s (provided). Sailing Education Adventures (San Rafael) — (415)
775-8779 ext. 3, email@example.com, www.sfsailing.org/ camps. • Mini Camp, ages 8-10. Where: Loch Lomond Marina. When: One-week sessions, June-August, M-F, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Boats: Keel Catalina 16.5s, Capri 14.2s. Cost: $295. Scholarships available. • Summer Camp Basic/Intermediate, ages 11-16.Where: Marin YC. When: Two-week sessions, June-August, M-F, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Boats: Laser Picos, Lasers. Cost: $695. Scholarships available.Race Camp, ages 11-18. Where: Loch Lomond Marina, When: One-week sessions, June-August, M-F, noon-4 p.m. Boats: Catalina 16.5s, Lasers. Cost: $325. Scholarships available. • SEA Explorers, ages 10-16, www.sfsailing.org/explorers. Intro to Sailing, Citizen Science, Bay Conservation. Includes a visit to Romberg Tiburon Center. Where: Loch Lomond Marina. When: April, Sept., Sat-Sun., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Boats: Laser Picos, Power Boat trips. Cost: $360/5 days. Scholarships available. Sea Scouts Marinship 1 (Tiburon YC) — Nick Tarlson, (415) 956-5700; firstname.lastname@example.org • Year-Round Prgm, ages 14-21; 1st and 3rd Tuesday evening each month; in Santana 35 & 22s, Lasers, FJs, 420s, tall ship Active (provided); $60/year. Spaulding Wooden Boat Center (Sausalito) — (415) 332-3179, email@example.com, www.spauldingcenter.org • Sail on a Classic Wooden Boat. Cruises are offered for free to nonproﬁt groups serving youth, seniors and those who may not otherwise have the opportunity to experience the joy of sailing due to physical or ﬁnancial constraints • Spaulding Youth Boatbuilding Apprentice Program, offers middle and high school students an apprenticeship in traditional boatbuilding and sailing. Apprentices learn woodworking skills and techniques in a working boatyard. S.F. Maritime National Maritime Park (San Francisco) — Seth Muir, (415) 292-6664 ofﬁce, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.maritime.org • Maritime Park Association operates education programs to increase understanding of our nation's rich maritime heritage. Programs include
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TO SAILING THE BAY modern kids tend to spend a lot more time on the couch than outdoors being active. Add to that the fact that youth obesity has skyrocketed, while recess and phys. ed. classes are diminishing from school curriculums. Sadly, many kids are missing the simple pleasures of connecting with nature through outdoor play. Sailing can re-establish that vital connection, while helping kids build practical skills that they can benefit from throughout their lives. Besides, executing a flawless tack is likely be far more rewarding than advancing several levels in any video game. With that in mind, you might say that sailing is the perfect antidote for the lethargy of the Facebook generation. Encourage your kids to give it a try, and you may be amazed by the results. — zac turpin daytime and environmental living programs at the Hyde Street Pier • The Age of Sail/Teacher Workshops: The Gold Rush, Life on the Barbary Coast • Overnight Encampment on a Tall Ship • Daytime and overnight programs aboard USS Pampanito: Educational Tours/ Day Programs, Where History Meets Science, Educational Overnight Program & more St. Francis YC (San Francisco) — Brent Harrill, (415) 820-3729, email@example.com, www.stfyc.com. • Learn to Sail Program, ages 7-16. When: Saturday mornings, September-November and March-May. Boats: Optimists, O’pen Bics, 420s (provided). • Cityfront Summer Sailing Camps, ages 7-16. When: August 4-15, M-F sessions. Boats: Optimists, Lasers, Bytes, 420s, Bic Techno windsurfers (provided). • Tinsley Island Summer Overnight Sailing Camps, ages 8-15. When: One-week sessions, June-August, M-F. Boats: Optimists, Lasers, Bytes, 420s, Bic Techno windsurfers (provided). • Learn to Windsurf Program, ages 8-16. When: Sunday mornings, September-November and March-May. Boards: Bic Techno 293 windsurfers (provided). • Introduction to Racing Program, ages 9-16. When: Saturday afternoons, September-November and March-May. Boats: Optimists and 420s (provided). Cost: Contact above. San Francisco YC (Belvedere) — Youth Office, (415) 435-9525, www.sfyc.org/youth. • Summer Learn-toSail Program, ages 7-17. When: June-August. Boats: Optimists, JYs, FJs, J/24s (provided). • Race Teams, ages 8-18, all levels. When: All Year. Boats: Optimists, C420s, Lasers (provided). • High School Program, grades 9-12 from Marin Academy, Branson, or Redwood High School. When: September-May, Tuesday-Thursday, after school. Boats: CFJs (provided). Scholarships available through the Belvedere Cove Foundation. Santa Cruz YC — (831) 425-0690, www.scyc.org • El Toro Program, ages 8-14. Where: Pinto Lake, Watsonville. When: Sundays, September-March. Boats: El Toros (some available for charter). Cost: YC junior membership + program fee. • Scholastic Program, grades 8-12. Where: Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor. When: Saturdays, September-March. Boats: CFJs. • Advanced Sailing Program, grades 8-12. Support for independent sailors with their own boats. Boats: Lasers, 29ers, etc. Sausalito YC — Christine Bletzer, coach@sycsailing. org, www.sausalitoyachtclub.org/youth-sailing. • Summer Program, all levels, ages 7-9. When: June-August.Boats: Prams, Optimists, Lasers, FJs, 420s. • Spring and Fall
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