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The purpose of the SHYC sailing school and racing program is to create a positive and fun learning environment so that sailing school students will attain a lifelong love of sailing and appreciate the water around them. Our mission is to enable students to step into, sail and maintain any size sailboat and teach them to conduct themselves in a sportsmanlike manner at all times.

 
     
  Junior Racing Rules  
 
- Click here for the Junior Racing Instructions (updated June 2017)
 
 
  NEW Online Sailing School Registration

CLICK HERE for ONLINE REGISTRATION

  Registration is for Stone Horse members only and must be completed and returned before sailing school begins. A $50 penatly will be assessed for late registration.
 
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Instructions:

Complete the ONLINE REGISTRATION form and and either bring your check to the opening lunch or mail your payment to:

C/O Sailing School Director
Stone Horse Yacht Club - PO Box 101 - Harwich Port, MA 02646

All payments are due before sailing school begins.
 
     
  2017 Sailing School Schedule  
  Mon Tues Wed Thur Fri
9-12 Seaman

Opti B

420 Skippers
Seaman

Opti C
Mates

Opti C
Mates

Opti B
Seaman

Opti C
12-1 lunch lunch lunch lunch lunch
1-4 420 Race Team

Opti A
420 Skippers

Mates

Opti B
420 Race Team

Opti A
420 Race Team

Opti A
420 Skippers

Ballast (1-2:30)
 
     
  Sailing School Class Descriptions  
 
  Ballast
   

Beginner, ages 4-6
This class is for our youngest children, and its purpose is to introduce water safety and sailing through fun group activities on and off the water. Class meets one day a week. Sailboats used: Hunters and Waterbugs.

   

 

  Seaman
   

Beginner, ages 7 and older
This class is geared for our young sailors with an emphasis placed on safety, learning, and fun! Students are introduced to water safety, boat controls (main sheet and tiller), basic sailing maneuvers (tacking and jibing), and wind, through classroom and on-the-water activities.  Our goal is to create a positive learning environment. Sailboats used: Hunters. Class meets 3x a week.

     
  Mates
    Ages 8‐13 who have completed Seamen or any Opti level
This class is for sailors who have completed Seamen of any Opti level, but do not wich to competetively race Optimists. It is geared to students ages 8-13 years of age grouped by skill level. This class will be an alternative for our beginner Opti through advanced Opti programs. Most learning will be on-the-water group lessons with in-boat instructors. the ultimate intention is to prepare these sailors to move comfortably and confidently into our 420 sailing class or into an Optimist when appropriate anlike all our programs, to become lifelong lovers of sailing. The primary boats used are FLying Scots and secondary boats will be Hunters.
     
  Beginner Opti
   

First year Opti sailors.
Students sail independently in Optimist dinghies under the close supervision of instructors and participate in classroom lessons and land-based activities. The curriculum emphasizes terminology, basic seamanship (knot tying, rigging), basic boat handling (steering, sail trim, capsize recovery) and course sailing. Class meets 3x a week.

     
  Opti B
    Sailors who have successfully completed at least one year of beginner sailing and want to learn how to race the Opti:
Students sail independently in the Optimist and learn basic course sailing, mark rounding, weight placement, and an introduction to racing. Students may be asked to participate in area Optimist regattas under parental supervision with Club supported coaches. Class meets 3x a week.
     
  Opti Racing
    Sailors who have completed a minimum of 2 years of Opti sailing
This class will teach Opti racing tactics, racing rules and rules of navigation.  The class will also emphasize terminology, wind and water theory, water safety, boat controls, sailing maneuvers, upwind and downwind sailing, and right-of-way rules through on land and on-the-water activities. Students are expected to participate in area regattas and weekend junior racing. Class meets 3x a week.
     
  420 Sailing
    Sailors aged 13 and above
This class is geared towards sailors who do not see themselves on the racecourse but who would like to further their sailing skills. The curriculum includes an introduction to 420, Hunter and Flying Scot sailing, review of wind terminology, wind and water theory, water safety, boat controls, sailing maneuvers, navigation, trapezes and spinnakers. Class will meet 3x a week.
     
  420 Racing
   

Skilled sailors aged 13 and above
This class is for sailors who want to experience the fun challenges of racing 420s. Sailors participate in weekly team racing matches against other area clubs. 420 Racing tactics, rules and seamanship are emphasized. Class meets 3x a week with team races on Friday afternoons. Students are expected to participate in regattas and race in weekend senior racing.

     
 
  Other Documents and Links  
 
- Click here for Sailing Safely at Stone Horse and get up to date on boat
and sailor requirements for Flying Scots, 420s, Optis and Waterbugs
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For a list of SMSA sailing Events, go to www.smsailing.org