Youths can learn to sail this summer
Pacific Daily News 11:02 p.m. ChST April 9, 2016
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The Marianas Yacht Club will be holding its Summer 2016 Youth Sailing Program in June and July for children ages 10 and older.
Participants will learn to rig, tack and gybe, and have the opportunity to earn U.S. Sail Small Boat Level I Certification, according to a news release, The program is for beginning and experienced sailors, and all participants must be able to swim.
Louise Currie, a member of the University of Hawaii at Manoa sailing team and U.S. Sail certified instructor, will be the lead instructor. University of Guam student Corey Santos is the assistant instructor. He completed the International Sailing Federation Emerging Nations, sailing program in Fiji in 2015.
Sessions will take place:
- June 13-17;
- June 20-24;
- June 27 to July 1;
- July 5-9; and
- July 11-15.
The sessions run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and will be held at the Marianas Yacht Club in Sasa Bay, Piti. Children will use optimists, while teens will use lasers.
The program also is offering four $125 scholarships. Youths must submit a 250-word essay describing why they want to learn how to sail to email@example.com, and must include the name of their school, as well as age and grade level.
Registration deadline is May 27, and there’s a $50 down payment to reserve a spot. To register or for more information, visit www.marianasyachtclub.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.