Step 4: Beginner Dinghy Sailing

New in 2017! Beginner Dinghy Sailing (ages 12 and up) is designed to introduce students to sailing dinghies independently (small sailboats with centerboards instead of keels). Dinghies are small, fast, fun, close to the water, and capable of capsizing!

In response to parent, student, and instructor feedback, we’re excited to announce that we are enhancing our dinghy curriculum to provide more focused instruction for both beginner and advanced dinghy sailors. To this end, this summer we’ll be introducing a new beginner dinghy step taught in RS Quests designed to get sailors comfortable with the basics. This means that students who have at least one summer of Step 4 dinghy sailing under their belt will be able to focus more on advanced dinghy skills and racing in 420s (with Lasers as an additional possibility), and students new to Step 4 will receive more focused beginner dinghy instruction. As such, Step 4 is becoming Step 5, and the new Beginner Dinghy course is becoming Step 4. If your child is graduating into Step 4 in 2017, they should apply for Step 4. If they are returning to Step 4, they should apply for Step 5. Questions or concerns? Contact Toni at toni@courageoussailing.org.

Additionally, Step 4 students will sail to a Boston Harbor Island for an overnight camping trip.

July 3-21

Charlestown
Duration:
14 days, no classes July 4
Cost:
$750   How fees are set
Daily schedule:
8:45am - 3:30pm
Extended day:
8am - 5pm

July 25 - August 11

Charlestown
Duration:
14 days
Cost:
$750   How fees are set
Daily schedule:
8:45am - 3:30pm
Extended day:
8am - 5pm
  • Contact

    Toni Sacco
    Youth Program Director
    toni@courageoussailing.org
    617-242-3821