Afterschool Sailing Program


Afterschool Sailing is designed to reinforce and build upon the skills learned over summer, while accommodating the busy realities of the school year. Our goal is to ensure that sailors can maintain and expand their skill set, at whatever pace their schedule allows.

With just a few holiday exceptions, Afterschool Sailing occurs between Labor Day and Memorial Day, so that sailors and parents can count on a consistent schedule. During Daylight Savings Time, we maximize time on the water. During winter, we are off the water by dark, using the remaining time to catch up on valuable classroom instruction.

Wednesdays feature an extra practice opportunity for Sabot Racers. Thursdays are a new option for Beginning and Intermediate Sabot racers, with the ultimate goal of getting prepared to join racing practices.

Fridays are our most poular days, with practice for Sea Urchins, Beg/Int Sabots, and Racing Sabots. Regular attendance by Sabot racers helps guarantee the best competition possible, and also personal progress.

We are really excited about all the new opportunities this format creates, and hope you will be too. Please let us know if you have any questions at all, or have an idea for a unique practice or activity. Our goal is to see as many sailors on the water as possible and maximize fun, learning, and results for all!


SEA URCHINS

for beginners, ages 6-10
Up to 3 students will sail with an instructor, in a 13' CFJ or C420, learning sailing fundamentals in a safe, inviting format.

 

BEGINNING / INTERMEDIATE (PRE-RACING) SABOTS

Perfect for graduates of summer Sea Horses and Sea Otters classes, looking to further their skills, and ultimately join our racing classes.

 

RACING SABOTS

Weekly group practice for our largest Junior racing contingent. The more sailors attend, the more valuable these practices are! Fridays before weekend Sabot regattas are especially crucial.

 

ADVANCED / SPECIALIZED PRACTICES

Will be announced throughout the year, and typically correspond with a weekend event, ie C420 practice prior to an SCYYRA Perry Series regatta.

 

PRIVATE & SEMI-PRIVATE LESSONS

Available by appointment, Monday - Thursday. Please contact Junior Director John Fretwell, john@sdyc.org, or 619-758-6320. 3:30-6:00 PM is the default schedule, but options may be discussed.

 

FIRST SABOT SAIL (1 sailor)

A great opportunity to work one on one with a coach, especially prior to starting Beginning Sabots on Fridays. Perfect for Summer graduates of Sea Urchins or Sea Horses looking for more time in the boat.

 

SEMI-PRIVATE SABOT RACING (2-5 sailors)

Learn proper small group tuning techniques, or work on specific boathandling issue, with an even better sailor to coach ratio.

 

ADVANCED DOUBLEHANDED TRAINING (1-2 sailors)

Train in a C420 or CFJ with a coach onboard, or with your doublehanded partner. Enjoy one on one attention to steering, sail trim, and technique, with the coach aboard, or video analysis if sailing with a partner. This is the fast track to the next level!

 

CUSTOM

Send us your goals and we will develop a program specific for you!

September 2017 - May 2018
Schedule and Pricing


MONDAY - THURSDAY
Private & Semi-Private Lessons, by appointment

WEDNESDAY (3:30 PM - 6:00 PM)
Racing Sabots

THURSDAY (3:30 PM - 6:00 PM)
Beg/Int Sabots

FRIDAY (3:30 PM - 6:00 PM)
Sea Urchins
Beg/Int Sabots
Racing Sabots
Every Friday ends with PIZZA!

FEES (MEMBER / NON)
Wed/Thu/Fri Tuition $30 / $40
Semi-Private $60 / $80
Private $90 / $120
Charter Boat* $10 / $13

*Charter of a Club-owned Sabot, CFJ, or C420. Required if not sailing personal boat.

CHARTER BOATS

Club-owned Sabots, CFJs, and C420s are available for charter by those not sailing their own boat for class.

PAY AS YOU GO

Member accounts will be billed for each day of attendance. Non-Members will need to supply a credit card number on file for billing. Obviously regular attendance will yield the best results for most sailors, but all will benefit from the flexibility afforded for vacations, bad weather, academic demands, etc.