The EYC is one of the oldest and largest sailing schools in the United States. In just nine weeks in 2010 the EYC taught over 200 two-week student sessions! Along with racing, sailing education is the primary mission of the EYC, and we are making the EYC’s sailing school even better for 2011.
To learn more about the EYC’s lesson program, and to sign up now for 2011 lessons, go to www.eyc.org/education. Sign up early before the most popular session dates and times fill up!
For 2011, the EYC will implement its new, detailed written curriculum which includes the use of a new textbook, Learn Sailing Right. Parents, don’t forget to order a copy of the new textbook for each student when signing up. Advanced Racing students will have a different textbook which will be announced later this spring.
Also new in 2011 is an adult evening lesson program, in three hour sessions on Thursday evenings beginning June 30 or July 28. You can sign up for either four weeks or eight weeks. This program is intended as a fun and social introduction to sailing for novices and beginner-level students. The EYC will also continue to offer adult afternoon group lessons in one-week sessions – now at a new lower price.
Tips for parents:
- Please carefully read all the information provided during the on-line signup process.
- The most popular (and crowded) sessions are sessions C and D, 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, B or E, and/or sign up for afternoon lessons instead of morning lessons. (Some 2010 students in afternoon lessons received what amounted to private lessons, at the group lesson price!)
- 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.
- Sign up your child for the correct lesson level (one level above the level most recently successfully passed). If you do not remember which level your child most recently passed, just make your best educated guess and the EYC will adjust the student’s level at the beginning of the session if necessary.