UMB2: Beginner/Intermediate Sailing
UMB2 is our two-week intermediate sailing class for children ages 10.
After students have spent one or two summers at UMass Boston in the beginner course, UMB1, they should be ready to take on some more advanced sailing in the UMB2 course. This is a 2-week course that invites these more experienced sailors to practice skippering and sailing without an instructor; this session will see them on Ventures as well as RS Quests, which are designed to get sailors comfortable with capsizing and the other basics of sailing in dinghies. Instructors provide diverse activities, games, and drills for sailors to become confident as well as explore the technical side of sailing in preparation to move onto more advanced Steps in Charlestown.
Sample Daily Schedule:
8:45-9:00 Games and Activities in the tent with instructors
9:00-9:30 Chalk Talk – go over the water skill or activity of the morning
9:30-10:00 Rigging the boats
10:00 – 12:00 Sailing
12:00-1:00 Lunch and activities in the tent