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Adult Sailing Classes
 
Part of the mission of West River Sailing Club is to introduce people to the sport of sailing.  To meet this goal, qualified members offer instruction to help people become confident and comfortable in small sailboats.  We use small sailboats because no they don’t require great physical strength to adjust the sails or to steer, and also because they provide immediate feedback to all sailors’ actions.
 
WRSC provides adult sailing courses to club members and the public, ages 18 and up. The goal of these courses is teach the basics of sailing and to encourage participation in the sport through active learning. Our objective is to spend as much time on the water as possible, focusing on the basic mechanics of sailing.
 
The club offers sailing instruction to adults in two kinds of boats: 19 foot Flying Scots and 15 foot Albacores.  The Flying Scot program lasts two days, while the Albacore program extends over four days.   Classes are held at the WRSC Clubhouse in Galesville and on the West River
 
What we do:
• Explain calmly and in simple terms the principles of sailing
• Use small, safe boats for on-the–water instruction
• Have instructors alongside in small powerboats to coach and provide assistance
• Provide plenty of on-the-water practice time in sheltered and safe Tenthouse Creek
 
What we don’t do:
• Yell
• Use large boats requiring great physical strength
• Sail in areas with lots of boat traffic
 
 
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Part of the mission of West River Sailing Club is to introduce people to the sport of sailing.  To meet this goal, qualified members offer instruction to help people become confident and comfortable in small sailboats.  We use small sailboats because no they don’t require great physical strength to adjust the sails or to steer, and also because they provide immediate feedback to all sailors’ actions.


WRSC provides adult sailing courses to club members and the public, ages 18 and up. The goal of these courses is teach the basics of sailing and to encourage participation in the sport through active learning. Our objective is to spend as much time on the water as possible, focusing on the basic mechanics of sailing.  

The club offers sailing instruction to adults using 15 foot Albacores and Flying Scots.   The program extends over four days.   Classes are held at the WRSC Clubhouse in Galesville and on the West River 

What we do:• Explain calmly and in simple terms the principles of sailing• Use small, safe boats for on-the–water instruction• Have instructors alongside in small powerboats to coach and provide assistance• Provide plenty of on-the-water practice time in sheltered and safe Tenthouse Creek

What we don’t do:• Yell• Use large boats requiring great physical strength• Sail in areas with lots of boat traffic

Click here for Additional Learn to Sail Information.

Adult Sailing Classes Application : Learn-to-Sail (2018) PDF   ///  Word

For questions about LTS, plese contact learn2sail@westriversc.org

In addition to our Learn to Sail program, members may elect to participate in the WRSC Shared Boat Program (SBP).  This program enables members to qualify for use of various sailboats and to go sailing without having to own a boat or park a boat at the club.  At present the following classes of boats are available for use through the Shared Boat Program: Flying Scots, Albacores and Lasers.

  

Go here for more information about the WRSC Shared Boat Program.



 

 

Special Notice

OCTOBER NEWSLETTER IS ONLINE

DO NOT PARK IN THE WEST RIVER YACHT HARBOR PARKING LOT

We continue to have members and guests of the club parking in the West River Yacht Harbor WRYH parking lot.  
The situation is such that abusing cars will be towed at the car owners expense.  

WRYH is our neighbor.

Upcoming Events

  • Friday Nite Dinner Fri. 26 Oct, 2018 (5:00 pm - 9:00 pm) Social Join your sailing friends at WRSC for dinner.
  • Flying Scot Annual Dinner Sat. 27 Oct, 2018 (5:00 pm - 8:00 pm) Club Use Flying Scot’s End of Season Celebration Saturday, October 27, 2018 Join the Flying Scot Fleet to celebrate the end of the racing season, distribute fleet awards for the racing season, plan for next year, and relax with fellow sailors.    All Fleets and Learn to Sail Sailors are welcome. Drinks and awards at 5   Buffet dinner at 6:15 Menu, with cash bar: Drink nibbles Salmon with Bok Choy and Pork Loin stuffed with spinach Roasted Potatoes and Sautéed vegetables Apple and Berry Crisp and Flourless Chocolate Cake with berries Cost $24/person (owed if you RSVP yes, paid to Real Foods on Oct 27)   Please RSVP to the E-vite or by email to Cyrena (riverhousers@gmail.com)  before Oct 23rdso that we can give Real Foods an accurate count  
  • Catamaran Frostbite Series Sun. 28 Oct, 2018 (12:00 pm - 5:00 pm) Racing
  • Elements of Maryland (private event0 Thu. 1 Nov, 2018 (8:00 am - 7:00 pm) Club Use Cheryl Stewart
  • private event Fri. 2 Nov, 2018 (6:00 pm - 10:00 pm) Club Use Eric Lind

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