From its first junior program in 1953, WRSC has a long and successful history with young sailors - giving some of the best sailors in the country their start. Our instructors instill not only a respect for the water, but also teach the techniques and skills required to sustain a life-long passion for the sport while always keeping at the forefront the most important element of teaching young children – FUN!
Our program runs from mid-June through mid-August, Monday through Friday. Our students will not only learn through repetitive drills but also through creative ways such as an Adventure Sail, an inquisitive Treasure Hunt, a game of Jeopardy on a stormy day, and through so many other creative ways. Each session culminates with a special activity that will use all the skills that they have learned whether it be it a sail to High Island in the Rhode River for lunch or a quiet picnic to Round Bay to observe the horseshoe crabs hatching their young.
Sailors are also given the opportunity to participate in summer regattas around the Bay with our Racing Team. They can participate for a full season or just partake in one. And they don’t have to start out as racers. Anyone with the desire will be given a chance to see what racing is all about. Parents of sailors participating in summer regattas will be asked to assist in some regatta transportation.
It is our goal to produce life-long sailors who truly enjoy the sport!
Sea Urchins - Developing confidence in and around the water by teaching the basics of sailing and water safety.
Ages : 6 – 7 years
Session I - June 25 - June 29, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Session II – July 9 - July 13, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Session III – July 23 - July 27, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Session IV – August 6 - August 10, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Members: $175 per session Non Members: $285 per session
Junior Sailing School -
This course is designed for sailors of all skill level who have completed second grade. The Sailing School Director and Head Instructor will break students into groups based on their experience, knowledge, and ability. Each two week course will cover the appropriate skills for each student’s level, and will build on the skills for those students returning for more than one session. OPTIs, 420s and Lasers.
Ages : 8 and up
Time: Monday thru Friday 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Session I – June 18 – June 29
Session II – July 2 – July 13, (No sailing school July 4th )
Session III - July 16 – July 27
Session IV – July 30 – August 10 (No sailing school July 31st )
Members: $535.00 for Session I, III & IV
Members: $450.00 for Session II
Non Members: $760.00 for Session I, III & IV
Non Members: $610.00 for Session II
The WRSC JR RACING TEAM will be developed throughout the summer, based on experience and desire and follows the Junior Sailing School schedule except on regatta days. The team will compete at a variety of Jr. Regatta’s around the Chesapeake Bay. Boats will be provided for those in need and signed up for the concurrent session. For those not signed up for the concurrent session, boats will be provided depending on boat availability and there will be a small daily coaching fee. Personally owned boats are encouraged for the more serious racers. Please see the Racing Team Quicklink or the Sailing School Application for more information.