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Youth Sailing Program

 March – April, 2017

 

 

The 2017 Winter program is open to new sailors as well as the advanced racer ranging in ages from 7 to 19 years old. 

 

The program focuses on developing basic sailing skills taught in Optimist Prams and BIC Opens.  The kids will perfect the basics of rigging and sailing their Optis or BICs in straight lines on and off the wind; capsize recovery; identifying points of sail, where the wind is coming from and sail trim.  They will begin to learn how to start a race and make their way around the race course and the responsibility of caring for the boats and equipment.

 

As the sailors advance, they will be more focused on improving specific skills; be able to sail in any breeze condition; understanding wind shifts; perfect maneuvers and develop strategies for racing.

 

When the sailor is ready, they typically progress on to a Laser or 420.  These are used by many high school and collegiate teams and at TSA circuit events.  They are both designed for those older kids that have aged or sized out of the smaller boats.  

 

The club has boats available for use. 

 

 

Cost of the fall series: 

 

Member: - $240.00

Non-Member: $300.00

$25.00 Bring your own boat discount

$25.00 Sibling Discount

 

 

Training will be held on Saturdays,  starting 

March 11 -  April 15

12:00-4:00 pm

If you have any questions, feel free to contact

Michele Ditmer, micheleditmer@gmail.com, 214-697-5447.


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Lucija will sail
in the Europa Cup
in Slovenia!

We have exciting news to share! One of the rising stars who started in our own youth sailing program with Coach Kelly has been invited to sail in the Europa Cup in Slovenia! Lucija Ruzevic will be leaving for Europe in just a few days and we could not be prouder of this young woman!
Lucija's family has worked incredibly hard to make this opportunity a reality for her, but they could use our support. Please consider lending a hand to this remarkable young sailor.
Click here to help send this hard-working sailor to Slovenia for the Europa Cup
Thank you for being part of her success! We are sincerely grateful for you support, as is her family.
With thanks,
Michele Ditmer  &  Tonja Holmes-Moon 



The Junior Sailing Program aims to teach the art of sailing to juniors and, for those who are  interested, introduce them to the sport of sailboat racing. The junior sailors learn on the club-owned fleet of Optimist Prams, Lasers and Club 420s.

Highlights of the program include: 

  • Beginner, Intermediate and race classes
  • Summer camp at the club
  • Weekly practice sessions & clinics
  • Participation in local, regional and national regattas, most of which have special fleets for beginning racers
  • Open to Members & Non-members

Sailing Level Descriptions:  Junior Sailing Levels.docx


For More Information Contact:

Youth Director - Michele Ditmer 214.697.5447     

Learn how to race in the TEXAS SAILING Circuit!
For more information on what to expect when your child is ready to start racing:  Parent Manual.pdf

Click here for the 2017 TSA Junior Race Calendar http://www.txsail.org

 

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