The Adult Learn to Sail course at RNYC is designed for individuals who have never sailed or have limited sailing experience. The course will begin with an in-class session to review some fundamental sailing terminology, safety, “rules of the road” and other basic seamanship but quickly progress to onboard sailing instruction. The on board sessions will be conducted on Mireille Soucy, the RNYC Sailing School’s 27.5ft keel sailboat. You will be taught fundamental sailing skills including tacking, gybing, sailing on all points of sail, simulated man overboard recovery and more. Students will alternate between crewing and helming to gain experience in all tasks.
ONLINE REGISTRATION: Details and registration link for our Summer Series for “2016 Adult LTS Sailing Lessons (Keel Boat-Beginner)” is located HERE.
Instructor – Amber Jones:
This summer Amber Jones will instruct the RNYC Adult Learn-to-Sail Lessons. Amber has grown up sailing, and for the past eight years has gained invaluable experience with both dinghies (420 and laser class) and keel boats. Her experiences include many years sailing with the 420 and laser radial class boats, as well as on her family’s 21 foot keel boat, Katie. Amber’s sailing knowledge has led her to opportunities to sail in Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario, and British Columbia. She began coaching sailing in the dinghy fleet (CANSail 1 and 2) in Newfoundland for a few years, and eventually coached CANSail 5 in Nova Scotia for a couple of summers. Three years ago, Amber moved to St. John’s to pursue studies in Kinesiology and continued sailing as much as possible- whether it be on her own keel boat or dinghies. Amber is excited for her new adventure this year sharing what she has learned on the Mireille Soucy as the RNYC’s Adult Sail Instructor.
What to Bring:
As weather varies quickly and on-water conditions may be cooler than onshore we request that you bring to every session:
- Skid proof shoes – white sole tennis shoes, boat shoes, or sailing boots. No black soled shoes or flip flops.
- Warm clothes! – windproof jacket, fleece, long pants, socks, rain gear
- A hat that won’t blow off and a tieback if you have long hair
- Suntan lotion/sunscreen
- Sunglasses are a must for day sails!
- A camera to capture the memories
- Bottle of water
- PFD (Government approved)
- Sailing gloves (optional but recommended)