The leaves will start turning, the kids are heading back to school (sort of) and football is in the air…wait, never mind. Well, all of that means that our High School Sailing program will be kicking off with kids from 19 local school districts joining us for another season of fun on and off the water. Even with our COVID-19 restrictions, we will still safely take 75 kids sailing this fall. It will look a bit different than years past though.
First off, we’re splitting our rather large group into thirds to facilitate social distancing on shore, each of which will practice on either Monday, Tuesday or Thursday evenings. We normally hit the water right at 5:30 and return to the dock around 7:30 after our two-hour practice.
We won’t head out of town this fall, instead focusing on local events. New this year will be our Friday Night Lights series where our JV/Instructional groups will get a chance to compete against each other in a regatta setting without the varsity sailors getting in their way!
Finally, and probably most importantly, we all know sailing is one of those activities we can still get out enjoy, even with all of the restrictions in place to keep people safe from COVID. Oh, that and turning kids into lifelong sailors…that’s pretty cool too!