Faculty, Staff Discounts Available for Summer Sailing Classes

Faculty, Staff Discounts Available for Summer Sailing Classes

Faculty and staff can receive a 10 percent discount on any of the College of Charleston Sailing Program‘s Learn to Sail camps and classes this summer, including the Youth Learn to Sail camp, the Youth STEM Camps and the adult non-credit Community Learn to Sail classes in basic keelboat sailing.

Held at the J. Stewart Walker Sailing Complex at the Patriots Point Marina in Mount Pleasant, all group classes are taught by a head instructor and an assistant in an organized drill method. Students will learn the basics of sailing on the College’s J/22 keelboats, which have been modified for instructional purposes and therefore allow for a comfortable, safe and exciting sailing experience.

The Youth Learn to Sail camp introduces children ages 8–14 to the amazing sport of sailing and teaches them boating safety, basic sailing principles and proper boat handling skills. Running from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., each five-day session is capped at 18 participants. The first session begins June 10. Register now, as prices increase by 5 percent on April 1 and registration closes May 30. More information – including session dates, prices and how to register with the CofC faculty/staff discount – is available here.

The Youth STEM Camps teach children ages 8–14 the science, technology, engineering and math behind sailing and encourage their passion for the sport. Running from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., each five-day session is capped at 16 participants. The first session begins July 8. Register now, as prices increase by 5 percent on April 1 and registration closes May 30. More information – including session dates, prices and how to register with the CofC faculty/staff discount – is available here.

The adult Community Learn to Sail Program lasts nearly three weeks and includes two 2-hour classroom periods and 15 hours of on-the-water instruction. The first session begins April 25. Each session is capped at 18 participants and space is limited, so register now to reserve a space. More information – including session dates, prices and how to register with the CofC faculty/staff discount – is available here.

For further information about any of the College of Charleston Sailing Program’s Learn to Sail classes, including private lessons, contact Stefan Kuehn ’16, director of community affairs, at 631.487.2239 or come out to the sailing center to inspect the fleet and talk to the friendly staff.