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 Bow Mar Yacht Club

               established 1954


 Karl Engelmann      kengelmann@ cambiar.com

  Angie Graham            angiehess@yahoo.com

Bow Mar Yacht Club Junior Sailing Program

Who? Junior Sailing is for Bow Mar and Bow Mar South residents, ages 8 to 18 years old

When? The Program begins in June and runs through the beginning of August. There are no classes the week of July 4th which will be an Open Sailing week.

Where? Meet at the sailing deck on the south side of Bow Mar beach.

Buddy Test YOU MUST PASS THE “BUDDY TEST” before you can get on the water!! It’s not hard. And you can take it as many times as you need to pass. Before your class starts, go to Bow Mar beach and tell the lifeguards that you are a Jr. Sailor and need to take your Buddy Test. They’ll show you how to do it. Then, bring your Buddy Test number to class. Students will not be allowed on the water until they’ve presented their Buddy Test number to instructors.

Rating Levels:  Once a student gets their Solo Rating, they are allowed to check out club sailboats. 

Junior Sailing Ratings

Level 1 - Bronze

Beginning sailing fundamentals

Level 2 - Silver

Intermediate fundamentals

Level 3 - Gold

Advanced fundamentals

Level 4 - Solo

In-depth boat handling

Level 5 - Advanced Solo

Performance boat handling

Level 6 - Helmsperson

Beginning Racing

Level 7 - Adv Helmsperson

Racing Tactics

Learn to Sail Camps This is the centerpiece of the Jr Sailing learning environment. Each week is scheduled for a particular ability level, and the Camps will rotate throughout the summer so there will be multiple scheduling options to accommodate other activities and vacations. The Camp is designed for focused and rapid student growth, so each sailor will be able to move to a second level for later in the summer. Each sailor should plan on attending two weeks of Learn to Sail Camp, selecting the next higher ability level for the second week. At the end of each Camp, students will be tested against the US Sailing standard for their level.

Advanced Program These sessions teach advanced sailing techniques, racing tactics, and mock regattas, as well as a season-long “race” among the sailors. Sailors must have at least an Adv. Solo rating for this program. 

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