Rockland Community Sailing youth classes begin May 12

May 02, 2014
Rockland Community Sailing youth sailors heading out toward the Breakwater Lighthouse.

Rockland — Sign up now for spring afterschool sailing lessons at Rockland Community Sailing. Student’s grades 4-8 are invited to go sailing Mondays and Wednesdays, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. from May 12 through June 11. Classes are held at The Apprenticeshop waterfront, 643 Main St., (Route 1) Rockland, located across the road from Dunkin' Donuts.

“Spring’s warm breezy weather is a great time to sail and enjoy the great outdoors after a day of studying,” said KC Heyniger, Waterfront Programs Director at RCS. Afterschool sailors learn the ropes on single person Optimist dinghies, two-person 420 sloops, and a variety of modern and traditional larger boats. Students learn to rig and sail their own boats while becoming familiar with water safety, weather, tides, knots, basic racing, and other boating skills. RCS sailing instructors teach from safety motor boats and are US Sailing, CPR, and First Aid certified.

Afterschool classes cost $150 per season. Youth sailing scholarships available. Call KC Heyniger at 594-1800, or go online for registration information apprenticeshop.org.

Youth sailors at Rockland Community Sailing learning in Optimist pram sailboats.
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