Sailing - 13 - 17 year olds 420 Beginner with DBMS
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The Kingston Recreation Department is collaborating with Duxbury Bay Maritime School to offer several different sailing programs this summer. Registration open until full or April 15th.
There are only 2 spots available for each week listed. All weeks are Tidal Schedule - which means the class times will vary daily. Click on the Date/Time for specific times for each week.
420 Beginner -
420 Beginner is this year’s introductory level sailing class for ages 13-17. Students who have no sailing experience, just outgrew Optis, or need a refresher, should sign up for this class. In this class students will learn basic sailing techniques, rigging, and build confidence on the water. Students in 420 Beginner must know how to properly dock a boat, tie knots, rig their boat, be a safe boater and have the ability to sail a triangular course as a skipper and crew before receiving a recommendation to advance into 420 Experienced. Students are encouraged to sign up with a friend who also has interest in sailing. 420s are two person boats and students will be sailing with a partner each day.
420 Experienced - Prerequisite: 420 Beginner with recommendation to move up
Sailors who have taken 420 Beginner and have been recommended to move up, or 420 sailors that have other 420 sailing experience should sign up here! In 420 Experienced, sailors will build upon their confidence, sail control, steering, as well as gain a better understanding of wind, weather and how the boat functions. Students will be challenged to perfect their sailing techniques, including sailing upwind and using the tiller extension at all times. Towards the end of the course, students will begin to learn the very basic first steps to racing.
The Kingston Yacht Club has donated 10% for each first time participant registration, toward this partnered Sailing Program with the Duxbury Bay Maritime School. The fee listed below already is indicative of the one time 10% reduction plus a 10% one time discount from the Duxbury Bay Maritime School.
The Kingston Yacht Club is also donating an additional 20% discount to all Kingston Yacht Club members immediate family, one session per person. KYC member will pay the amount listed and then bring their receipt to the KYC for their additional 20% discount to be paid by the Kingston Yacht Club. Please click on the link below for more information about the Kingston Yacht Club.
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