Sign up now for 2012 Sailing Lessons

The EYC is justifiably proud of its sailing school.  The EYC operates one of the oldest and largest sailing schools in the United States.  In just nine weeks in 2011 the EYC taught over 250 student sessions, up over 10% from 2010.  Every year we get lots of compliments on the quality of our lesson program, and enrollment grows, so we know we are doing it right!

Even so, we strive to make the EYC’s sailing school better every year.  In 2012 we are making more improvements to the curriculum and to instructor training.

To learn more about the EYC’s lesson program, and to sign up now for 2012 lessons, go to www.eyc.org/lessons.  Sign up early before the most popular session dates and times fill up!

Some popular features added in 2011 will continue in 2o12.  Beginner lessons exclusively for teenagers are offered in the afternoon in Sessions B, C, D and E.  Adult lessons are offered in the afternoons in one-week sessions.  Alternatively, adults can take lessons every Thursday evening for four or eight weeks.

Tips for parents:

1.   Please carefully read all the information provided during the on-line signup process.

2.  The most popular (and crowded) sessions are sessions C, D and E, in the mornings.  If those sessions are full, or if you prefer to maximize the chance that your child will experience a lower student/instructor ratio, sign up for sessions A or B, and/or sign up for afternoon lessons instead of morning lessons.  In order to encourage signup for afternoon lessons, most lesson levels are offered at a discounted price in the afternoon.

3.  EYC membership is required in order to take lessons.  A junior student must be the child of a Family member, or a Student member.  Being the niece, nephew, grandchild, or house guest of a Family member is not in itself sufficient to entitle a junior student to take lessons.  Student membership is only $50, no initiation fee required.  Family members should already have received membership renewal notices via U.S. Mail; Student memberships are purchased during the lesson sign-up process.

4.  Sign up your child for the correct lesson level (one level above the level most recently successfully passed.  Note that just because your child took a lesson level does not mean your child passed that lesson level.)  If you do not remember which level your child most recently passed, check the report card you received at the end of your child’s final lesson session.  If you can’t find the report card,  just make your best guess and the EYC will adjust the student’s level if necessary.

Questions?  Contact Education Committee chairman Jay Lott jaylott01@gmail.com