Summer may be coming to a close, but there’s still opportunities for some fun on the water. SUNY Maritime College in Throggs Neck offers two youth sailing programs this Fall.
The High School Sailing program is for grades 9 through 12 and runs like an after-school sport. Monday and Friday practices are run by coaches and waterfront staff and consist of briefings, drills, games and racing on the water. Primarily, practice is sailed in dinghies (420s and FJs) and is complemented by keelboats (J105, J44, Figaro, IC24s) and catamarans (Hobie Waves.) Sailors of all abilities come from different schools to practice together. With a low coach-to-sailor ratio, all participants will develop their skills and take their sailing to a higher level.
The Afterschool Adventure Sailing is for grades 6 through 8 where students enjoy recreation and instruction aboard a variety of boats – dinghies, catamarans and keelboats. No experience is required and the program is open to beginners, intermediate and advanced sailors. Participants will learn seamanship and sailing skills, learn to work in teams, meet new friends and explore the East River.
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