Step 3: Intermediate Sailing
Step 3 is an Intermediate Sailing course offered to children ages 11 and up from the Greater Boston Area.
During the three week session in Step 3, students master fundamental sailing skills as they begin to sail more independently in Rhodes 19s. While using the same stable keel boats as in Steps 1 and 2, the goal of Step 3 is to prepare students to rely on themselves and their peers as crew as they sail in the Boston Harbor. Though instructors will be nearby on a safety boat and jumping on and off the sailboats to individually instruct students, they will be encouraging and training their students to gain confidence in their own abilities and those of their crew while completing exercises and drills that are similar to what they have done before–in this case, often without the direct aid of an instructor. To complement their full day of sailing on the Rhodes, students will also participate in science classes, take several trips to Spectacle Island, and have the opportunity to experience some of our larger boats, including but not limited to J80s.
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