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Arizona Yacht Club Announces Fall Classes

High School Sailing

Arizona Yacht Club Announces Fall Classes

Sailing will be on Tuesdays starting Sept. 11.

From George Tingom


The fall semester for double-handed sailboat racing class will offer 13 sailing days and as many of just plain fun on the water. Some common questions and answers follow to get potential sailors in the mindset for the upcoming classes.

What is it all about? : Young sailors can sail and race in Capri 14.2s and 420s and come up to speed on boat handling, safety, docking and racing procedures and tactics. New sailors are welcome.

Who may attend? : Any junior high or senior high school student who would like to have sailing fun is welcome. Classes include students who are beginning to sail and those with more advanced skills. Instructor-to-student ratio is high, which means personal attention and rapid learning.

When and where are the classes? : Classes will be held every Tuesday, Sept. 11 through Dec. 4 from 4:00-6:30 p.m. (AYC now has boat lights for the last ½ hour before dark) at Tempe Town Lake. There will be significant time on the water, an essential element in developing skills, and both instruction and short practice races will take place each week. Participants are asked to meet at the grassy knoll near the boat ramp and marina.

Who are the instructors? : All instructors are highly experienced, US Sailing-certified sailors.

How much does the program cost? : The ASF fee is $195 per student. Registration can be done online at http://www.AZsailing.com. All boats and costs are covered.

Is there a championship regatta? : Looking ahead, the Arizona high school sailing championship regatta on Saturday, April 15, 2013 is open to any Arizona student.

If more information is needed, who is the contact person? : Arizona Yacht Club’s George Tingom: george@tingom.com

Is there more about the Arizona Sailing Foundation, Inc.? : “The Art of Sailing” is the theme. The Arizona Sailing Foundation, Inc. admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.


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