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The first session has come to a close and was a great start to the Summer program. This past week we got some nice, light breezes and got on the water almost every morning and afternoon. On Wednesday, July 4th we decorated the boats in red, white and blue and sailed with the Beginner Class decorations up. For those not attending The beginners have been getting the hang of the any further sessions we hope to still see tricky skill of sailing upwind and almost everybody has you at the Wednesday night regattas sailed solo. They have definitely come a long way from which will continue for the next four never having been in a boat before. weeks. Intermediate Class

The annual banquet will be on the last week of the sailing program, date to be confirmed. This is a great opportunity for the kids to meet up again. There will be food, a slideshow of photos from throughout the program and of course the awards. All of the coaches hope to see y'all there.

Having reviewed the basics last week the Intermediate class practiced roll tacking, controlled gybes and lots of race starts. They are also learning about gusts and lulls and wind shifts which are very important in an area such as Chesapeake Bay.

Sloops Class The sloops spent the week working on boat speed on all points of sailing. They also practiced roll tacking which is made even trickier in these boats as precise timing between the skipper and crew is crucial.

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July 6, 2012

NYC C S A ILIN G

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