I couldn't help but to think of that movie yesterday during our first ever sailing lesson. I say "our" lesson- I took the pictures while the kiddos learned.
What can I say? HOMESCHOOLING is AWESOME! It was a fantastic day out on Charlotte Harbor.
The kids had some instruction. There is a fantastic little syllabus that goes along with the class which provides a perfect introduction to the sport without overwhelming even the parents!
According to their flyer the purpose of the oganization is to : offer courses in Basic sailing and racing techniques to the public and designated youth groups. Also to promote safety and seamanship and to generate an interest in the sport of sailing.
They offer both Youth Sail Training, Family Sail, Adult Sail Training, and Disabled Sailing. They assist high school teams in local competitions and are U.S. Sailing certified instructors, classes are U.S. Sailing certified.
There are local races held weekly. Special event Regatta's include National Championships, Regional Championships, Match, Fleet racing and more.
All of the instructors whom we had contact with were extremely patient and worked well with the kids. It was obvious to me that each of them were there simply to share a love of sailing. They provided a welcoming, educational, and fun fun fun environment. I want to go every day!
Contact them at (941) 627-6650 or email firstname.lastname@example.org