Junior Sail Program of Michigan City Yacht Club

Washington Park Marina’s Michigan City Yacht Club is again putting up the Michigan City Yacht Club Junior Sail Program. The event is for children ages 8 and older. It is planned to teach the skills required to race and sail. Classes are made-to-measure to the age as well as ability of each student stressing the fun of sailing.

New sailors are advocated to be comfortable on the water and under sail. Advanced (as well as Intermediates) students come to know the finer points of boat handling as well as racing maneuver. The event encourages young people to stay in the game of sailing following their dinghy days.

Students are taught in Opti’s, international youth training as well as one design race boat. Students with their very own yacht can be instructed in that. Advanced students would also get instruction on Club Rigged 420s. The sailing program offers 6 separate morning as well as afternoon sessions beginning on 14th June, 28th June, and 19th July. The classes will happen regularly from Tuesday through Friday, except 4th of July. Classes will start from 9 am. to noon and then 1 pm to 4 pm.

The drape was officially elevated on the much anticipated Extreme Sailing Series 2016 today in the town of Muscat, Oman, along with the all new breed of hydro-foiling GC32 catamarans more than living up to the pre-season hoopla.

With a racecourse fixed against the magnificent backdrop of Al Alam Royal Castle in Muttrah Port as well as the surrounding mountains, any pre-season nerves were truly shaken off over 6 fast-paced races, which saw the fleet totally airborne on their foils in 14 – 18 knots, as the event literally flew into their tenth season.