On July 18 we welcomed a group of kids and grandkids of our members for a day on the water! Although we got rained out on the originally scheduled date, after pushing out by one day we were greeted with blue sky and a warm breeze.
During the one-day mini lesson we covered theory (parts of the boat and water safety), took turns at tiller / main sheet hand switch maneuver behind the back (on land), discussed capsize recovery during land drill, and finally got out on the water. Everyone took turns at the tiller and sheets, whether in individual boats or sailing with an instructor. Sail-football game and a few water guns assured a great time for everyone involved. In the afternoon, everyone got to practice capsize recovery on a Sunfish.
Awesome job to all the kiddos, especially our Opti sailors who got out there in their tiny vessels and managed wind and waves all by themselves.
And a huge THANK YOU to many people who helped in any way to assure safety for all participants.