Bring the Kids to Carter Lake to Learn to Sail!
Department: Natural Resources
Release Date: Jun 14, 2013
Laurel Bauer, Carter Lake Sailing Club, (303) 717-4824
Photo: Dana Chapman
Carter Lake Sailing Club will again provide three, fun-filled weekends for youth to learn to sail on beautiful and clean Carter Lake. Youth from 10 to 16 years of age will have the opportunity to sail sunfish and learn to maneuver around the lake. Sailing is a wonderful sport, and they may discover a love for sailing that can last a lifetime!
Sessions will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the following weekends: July 6 & 7, July 20 & 21, and August 3 & 4
Costs are $70 per weekend, plus a one-time materials fee of $25 that will cover books and t-shirts. Registration information is now uploaded to the CLSC website: www.sailcarter.org
The first two weekends will be for beginner/intermediate sailors, and will focus on basic sailing skills such as points of sailing, parts of the boat and sail, weather awareness, care of the boat, and understanding sail trim enough to successfully pilot the boat.
The third weekend will be open to those who have attended either or both of the first two sessions. More advanced skills will be taught and races will be held, with certificates for all who participate.
The junior sailing program is run entirely by volunteers who love to sail and hope to pass on their passion for the sport to another generation. Our junior sail camps are fun as well as safe, and provide the opportunity for individual accomplishment as well as promoting teamwork. It is a great way for kids to spend a part of their summer.
For more information, check out the website www.sailcarter.org or call the director, Laurel Bower, at (303) 717-4824.
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