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By Debbie Huntsman
Commodore Lake Pleasant Sailing Club 

LPSC Presents Ladies’ Day At The Lake

 

October 15, 2012

Rick Fowke

The Ladies’ Day@the Lake is a day-long, sailing summit for women sponsored by Lake Pleasant Sailing Club (LPSC). It is designed to introduce women to and/or enhance their skills in recreational BOATING through both land-based seminars and on-the-water workshops.

This third LPSC ladies’ summit is scheduled on Nov. 10 at Lake Pleasant.

There will be something for every skill level. Instructors include Mike and Mary Ellen Ferring, Fran Weber (winner of the 2012 SCWSA Peggy Slater Award), Nancy Erley, Lynn Buchanan and other notable sailors.

Five packages are available to choose from, each specially designed with classes complementing each other to give the student a comprehensive day of instruction at her level of sailing experience. Our instructors have been carefully selected for their subject knowledge and instruction skills.

A small teacher-to-student ratio in these courses will assure students will receive personal attention.

All instruction, light breakfast, use of boats, water, goodie bag, course materials and a box lunch are included in the $85 fee for the Day@the Lake. Take advantage of this sure-to-be-fun learning opportunity. Remember, course enrollment is limited and registration closes on Nov. 3 or when a course is full. Don’t be left watching from the shore!

Packages

Welcome Aboard / Novice

Full day in the classroom and on-the-water

For the newbie to learn the ropes, parts of the boat and what makes a sailboat work. Then take the helm of a sailboat to practice capturing the power of the wind (all-day classroom, dock-side and on-the water instruction.) This package includes the basics of boating safety, sailing terminology, points of sail, rules for Arizona waterways with hands-on sailing experience.

Pleasure Sailing / Novice And Experienced

Day sailing, vacation cruising, and blue-water sailing

It’s all about having more fun. During this package, students will review rules of sailing, best safety practices, preparation to get your boat underway as well as learn tips and more from experienced sailors and cruisers.

The Accomplished Sailor / Intermediate To Advanced

Reaching the next level

Women choosing this package will learn ways to better make the boat do what they want. Participants will practice essential skills, discover tips, and use practical skill-building exercises to take them to the next level.

Racing 101 / Novice And Experienced

For friendly competition

Sailboat racing offers many opportunities to hone skills and stretch sailing legs. As an introduction to the exciting world of sailboat racing, this course package will culminate in a just-for-fun race (must know port and starboard!).

Take A Kayak / Novice Or Experienced

Learning the basics

Get a solid start or refresh your knowledge for flat water kayaking. Course focuses on safely taking a kayak for exercise, enjoyment and exploring the far reaches of Lake Pleasant and elsewhere.

For more information, call Debbie Huntsman at (623) 780-8787 or visit

http://lakepleasantsailing.com/?p=242 for information or to register.

 

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