With three weeks of summer classes to go kids are charged.
And TISC instructors are leading the enthusiastic parade. Mother Nature has been on best behavior (for the most part).Our younger sailors start in Bugs. Classes are structured to focus on goal setting and building confidence from day one. Many kids think capsizing drills are “just the best”.
Those who have mastered all points of sailing are allowed to venture past the eastern end of the cove between Pier 1 and the new Bay Bridge Tower. Advanced students who sail here benefit from stronger winds and the ability to recognize “tide lines” and learn more about the currents which can be very strong in the deeper water in this area.
Youth sailors utilize our FJ fleet to prepare for regional regattas. This class is also popular with many colleges and we use them for our Envision Academy Sailing Team (E*A*S*T).
No surprise to anyone familiar with youth sailing that fun Friday’s are a big hit with all ages. This is when skills learned during the week get parlayed into games of all types.
As our sailors “mix it up” with each other and in different craft on these free-form Friday afternoons, it’s clear their skills have progressed over the course of their one or two-week sessions. They test the limits of the boats, weave in/around each other with ease and display advanced helmsman-ship.
The new Treasure Island Sailing Center registration page is now on-line. Plenty of time left to sign up for one or more sessions that run through the middle of August.
Regards from On The Cove, Dave G
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