Kids and adults can learn the basics of sailing

South Shore Nautical Foundation, in cooperation with the Michigan City Yacht Club, is again offering opportunities for youths and adults to learn to sail.

The Sailing Camp program for children ages 8 and older is designed to teach the skills needed to sail and race. Classes are tailored to the age and ability of each student, emphasizing the fun of sailing.

Beginning sailors are encouraged to become comfortable on the water and under sail. Intermediate and advanced students learn the finer points of boat handling and racing tactics. The program encourages young people to stay in the sport of sailing after their “dinghy days.”

Students are instructed in Opti’s, an international youth training and one-design race boat. Students with their own boat can be instructed in it. Advanced students will also receive instruction on Club Rigged 420s.

The sailing camp offers two-week sessions starting on these dates: July 1, July 15 and July 25. Choose morning or afternoon sessions. Classes meet daily, Monday through Friday, except July 4. Classes are morning (9 a.m. to noon) or afternoon (1 p.m. to 4 p.m.).

Adult classes are offered in two 4-week sessions.

Scholarships are available.

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