This course consists of three classroom sessions and two to three optional practice sessions on the water on board racing sailboats. It is offered by Fishing Bay Yacht Club (FBYC) to give sailors and non-sailors alike the basic information, understanding of terminology and confidence to crew on a racing sailboat. Following the last classroom session, there will be a social gathering for participants, instructors and FBYCs racing skippers. All participants will receive written materials that complement the classroom sessions and include FBYCs 2010 racing schedule. On-the-water training opportunities will be available at FBYC Saturday, April 3, and Saturday, April 10, to place interested participants with FBYC racing skippers and crews on their boats for a practice session to tune up for the racing season, followed by a chance to ask questions and get further information in an informal debriefing session.
Classroom instruction will be provided by experienced FBYC racing skippers and crew and supplemented by demonstrations and hands-on practice. The object of the course is to teach the basics, prepare newcomers to the sport for what they will encounter on board a racing sailboat, and give participants a solid introduction to a sport that will give a lifetime of enjoyment.
WHEN: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 23, Tuesday, March 30, & Tuesday April 6
WHERE: RETREAT HOSPITAL Board Room, Robinson St at Grove, Richmond, Virginia
HOW MUCH: $60.00 (Includes printed Course materials, refreshments and last night social)
WHO: Register at Sign Up or contact for registration and other information: Jim Snowa firstname.lastname@example.org, or (Office Phone) 643-6196, (Home Phone) 323-1510.