WET PANTS SAILING ASSOCIATION

Sailing Club & Sailing School - Founded in 1934    631-319-9490

395 Foster Avenue (at Port O'Call Marina); Sayville, NY 11782  40° 43' 26.5" N   73°04' 25.8" W

SUMMER SAILING LESSONS - 2022

  • 1 Feb 2022
  • 26 Jun 2022
  • WPSA - Port O' Call Marina - Sayville, NY

Registration

  • 420 needs a partner
  • 420 needs a partner
  • 420 needs a partner
  • 420 needs a partner
  • Alert us if not using your own boat. Opti, 420, Sunfish or Laser.
  • Alert us if not using your own boat. Opti, 420, Sunfish or Laser.
  • For 1. For family groups please register each person. You may not "share" a registration.
  • For 1. For family groups please register each person. You may not "share" a registration.

Register

Questions?  Please email psc@wetpantssailing.org

Early Bird discounted pricing is enabled and in effect until April 15th.

You must first have a 2022 paid WPSA membership to enroll students in classes, with a 1x setup.  Returning member?  Use the same email login that you initially registered with.  

WAITLISTS:  If the class you wanted looks filled, it may change.  Please DO go on the waitlist, we often can add seats when students change classes, get their own boats and as club boats become available!

To expand and see ALL class descriptions, click 'Summer Sailing Lessons 2022' above left or 'Show details' below right.  Register 1 person and 1 class per registration.  If you choose a second option it will remove and replace your first.

A current family membership is needed to enroll with all past and current season dry sail and membership fees paid in full. Bad weather happens - while we may extend a makeup day (for weather cancellations only) but do not guarantee that there will be a 1 for 1 makeup.

 COVID-19:  Students must wear masks when in the building or in close proximity to others when guidance requires it.  This is not optional.  Most class time occurs outside, when students are able to lower them.  Vaccines are strongly recommended for the safety of our staff, members and students.  If you are ill do not come to class and expose others.

DRY SAIL & STUDENT DISCOUNT:  We encourage students use their own boats in paid lessons.  We are pleased to offer a Summer Dry Sail discount of $50 per session, per boat for students using their own boat - this comes off the dry sail payment, not class enrollment.  There is a limit of $100 per boat (2 sessions), the boat must be the same boat used in lessons.   Once registration for membership and class is submitted (stop at the payment screen) and email us - we will adjust your invoice and email you the adjusted one.   You will have until the day before your session begins to pay dry sail in full.  Dry Sail is yard storage for member's boats. 

Please direct all school questions to:  psc@wetpantssailing.org

Please direct all registration or membership issues to:  wpsaregister@gmail.com

IF A CLASS IS FULL, PLEASE GO ON THE WAITLIST - SPACES OFTEN DO GET ADDED! 

2022 CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

*** Session A: June 27 - July 22  -  (4 weeks) ***  No class on July 4th. 

*** Session B:  July 25 - Aug 12  -  (3 weeks) ***

Students are encouraged to register for both Session A & B for the full 7 weeks but you may select to do just A or B to suit your schedule.  You must select and register for each session separately.   Fourth of July (Monday) there is no class.


Sail your own or a club owned boat!  Waitlist numbers are just to reserve club boats as we have a limited number available.  Students using their own boats are welcome and will be automatically added over and above the waitlist number.  Please email if any questions.


Note that a Family Membership is required to register for a class.  You do not need a boat or experience to learn to sail!

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT - ENROLL BY 4/15/22 to get the discount:

if $750, pay $725 per session

if $565, pay $540 per session

if $560, pay $535 per session

if 420, pay $395 per session

if $320, pay $307.50 per session

If $240 pay $227.50 per session


YOUTH CLASSES - BEGINNER 

MORNINGS M-Th 8:00am-10:00am


 JR BEGINNER  OPTI I: Ages 8-13* (based on the child's height*).  Beginner.  Students learn how to rig, launch and sail the Optimist dinghy solo for independent sailing in a fun, safe controlled environment.  This class is an introduction to the dinghy.  Learn how to tie knots, tell wind direction, capsize/recovery, sail trim, steer with tiller and sails, techniques to complete tacks and gybe.  Learn to sail efficiently, independently, confidently.  Note that in certain wind/weather conditions we may combine this class with Cruising on bigger group boats for safety.  Bad weather days we hold classroom lessons.  This class has club boats available for use unless you have your own.  We recommend you sign up for both Session A & B together to not lose your place in the class - it will fill.  If you have your own boat you can be added, please join the waitlist.   Students are encouraged to register for both sessions for a full summer of learning.

Have your own Sunfish?  Beginners can sign up for this class - join the waitlist to be added.  Child must be strong enough to sail and rig their own boat - suggested for the higher age ranges.  *No class on Monday, July 4th.

#S1A  |  Session A:  (Jun 27 - Jul 22) 4 wks @ 4 day/wk  |  M-Th 8:00am-10:00am. $560

#S1B  |  Session B: (Jul 25 - Aug 12) 3 wks @ 4 days/wk  |  M-Th 8:00am-10:00am $420


 JR BEGINNER CRUISING I:  Ages 8-17.  Students will be experiencing several group boats, which will include Mercury and Flying Scots.  Boats carry multiple students and an instructor who will demonstrate.  Learn skills, leave & return to dock, trim sails for power, sail around marks, anchor, reef sail, sail on just a mainsail or a jib, knots and dock lines, sail downwind.  This class uses club boats. Bad weather days we still hold classroom lessons.  We recommend you sign up for both Session A & B together to not lose your place in the class - it will fill.   Students are encouraged to register for both sessions for a full summer of learning.  *No class on Monday, July 4th.

#S2A  |  Session A:  (Jun 27 - Jul 22) 4 wks @ 4 day/wk  |  M-Th 8:00am-10:00am. $560

#S2B  |  Session B: (Jul 25 - Aug 12) 3 wks @ 4 days/wk  |  M-Th 8:00am-10:00am $420




YOUTH CLASSES - INTERMEDIATE/SKIPPERS

MORNINGS M-Th 10:00am-12:00pm


JR INTERMEDIATE - OPTI II:   Ages 9-13. Intermediate, INDEPENDENT.  Student has sailed Opti before and is comfortable sailing alone, is able to rig, launch and sail to take this class.  Students will learn independent Optimist sailing in a fun, safe controlled environment and may sample other boats.  This class is an intermediate introduction to dinghy racing.  Learn how to tie advanced knots, tell wind direction, learn capsize recovery, sail trim, steer with tiller and sails.  Learn techniques to complete tacks faster and controlled s-shaped gybes.  Learn to sail efficiently, independently, confidently.  Note that in certain wind/weather condition days we may combine this class with Cruising class on bigger group boats for safety.  Bad weather days we still hold classroom lessons.   This class has a limited number of club Opti's available, if you have your own you can be added to the class if full.  We recommend you sign up for both Session A & B together to not lose your place in the class - it will fill.  If you have your own boat you can be added, please join the waitlist.   Students are encouraged to register for both sessions for a full summer of learning.  *No class on Monday, July 4th.

#S3A  |  Session A:  (Jun 27 - Jul 22) 4 wks @ 4 day/wk  |  M-Th 10:00am-12:00pm $560

#S3B  |  Session B: (Jul 25 - Aug 12) 3 wks @ 4 days/wk  |  M-Th 10:00am-12:00pm $420


 JR INTERMEDIATE 420/SUNFISH/LASER:   Ages 9-17.   This class sails with the Opti class.  Intermediate, INDEPENDENT.  Student has sailed before and is comfortable sailing single or double handed.  Learn skills, leave & return to dock, trim sails for power, sail around marks, anchor, reef sail, sail on just a mainsail or a jib, knots and dock lines, sail downwind, gybe, improve your tacking.  Learn how to tie advanced knots, tell wind direction, capsize recovery  This class uses club boats or use your own. Bad weather days we still hold classroom lessons.  Students must be able to rig, launch and sail to take this class.  Students will learn intermediate dinghy racing and sailing in a fun, safe controlled environment.  We recommend you sign up for both Session A & B together to not lose your place in the class.  We have 10 420 seats (5 boats), 1 Sunfish available.  If you have your own boat you can be added, please join the waitlist.  420s need a partner.   Students are encouraged to register for both sessions for a full summer of learning.  *No class on Monday, July 4th.

 #S4A  |  Session A:  (Jun 27 - Jul 22) 4 wks @ 4 day/wk  |  M-Th 10:00am-12:00pm $560

#S4B  |  Session B: (Jul 25 - Aug 12) 3 wks @ 4 days/wk  |  M-Th 10:00am-12:00pm $420

 

 JR INTERMEDIATE CRUISING:   Ages 9-16.   Intermediate - GROUP BOATS.   Student has sailed before and is comfortable sailing.   Students will be experiencing several boats, which will include Mercury and Flying Scots.  They may get to experience other boats such as 420’s.  Boats carry multiple students and an instructor who will demonstrate.  Learn skills, leave & return to dock, trim sails for power, sail around marks, anchor, reef sail, sail on just a mainsail or a jib, knots and dock lines, sail downwind.  This class uses club boats. Bad weather days we still hold classroom lessons.  We recommend you sign up for both Session A & B together to not lose your place in the class.   Students are encouraged to register for both sessions for a full summer of learning.  *No class on Monday, July 4th.

 #S5A  |  Session A:  (Jun 27 - Jul 22) 4 wks @ 4 day/wk  |  M-Th 10:00am-12:00pm $560

#S5B  |  Session B: (Jul 25 - Aug 12) 3 wks @ 4 days/wk  |  M-Th 10:00am-12:00pm $420



YOUTH CLASSES - ADVANCED - RACE TEAM

AFTERNOONS M-TH + Fri 1:00-4:00pm


 JR RACING TEAM - ADVANCED:  Ages 10-17.   Advanced sailing skills needed.  Dinghy racing in your choice of boat - solo in Opti, Sunfish or Laser or the 2-handed 420 (partner needed).  We have 5 club 420’s and 7 Optis for student use - or use your own.  Student has previous sailing instruction and is ready to compete.  Review basic race rules and tactics.  Students will sail common race courses such as windward-leeward course and triangular course.  Practice and improve upon effective starts, including favored end of starting line, basic starting techniques, understanding of starting sequence.  Learn center of lateral resistance, center of effort, optimal sail shape, fine tune sail trim using telltales.  Improve rounding of all marks properly.  Learn protocol to lodge a protest.  We recommend you sign up for both Session A & B together to not lose your place in the class.  Bad weather days we still hold classroom lessons. If you have your own boat you can be added, please join the waitlist.    Students are encouraged to register for both sessions for a full summer of learning.

Fridays are race days and are held offsite, at other clubs hosting GSBYRA races (with the exception of the one we host at WPSA).  You are responsible for transporting & supervising your child and boat to races.  A personal GSBYRA membership may be required.  *No class on Monday, July 4th.

 #S6A  |  Session A:  (Jun 27 - Jul 22) 4 wks @ 4 day/wk + Fri races |  M-Th 1:00pm-4:00pm $750

#S6B  |  Session B: (Jul 25 - Aug 12) 3 wks @ 4 days/wk + Fri races |  M-Th 1:00pm-4:00pm $565



ADULT & FAMILY CLASSES

EVENINGS M/W 6:00-8:00pm


 ADULT & FAMILY SAILING:   Individuals ages 16 & up or family groups (parent/child) of all ages for evening sails.  A parent must accompany a child 15 and under.  Beginners through advanced -the class will be adjusted to your skill level.  Learn skills, leave & return to dock, trim sails for power, sail around marks, anchor, reef sail, sail on just a mainsail or a jib, knots, dock lines, and more.  Learn to sail, learn with family, gain confidence, have fun!  We use Mercury and Flying Scot group boats in this class.   We recommend you sign up for both Session A & B together to not lose your place in the class - it will fill.  On poor weather/windy evenings we still hold land based sessions in the classroom.   Students are encouraged to register for both sessions for a full summer of learning.  YOU MUST REGISTER EACH FAMILY MEMBER SEPERATELY, THIS IS AN INDIVIDUAL RATE.  *No class on Monday, July 4th.

#S7A  |  Session A:  (Jun 27 - Jul 22) 4 wks @ 2 day/wk  |   M/W 6:00pm-8:00pm $320

#S7B  |  Session B: (Jul 25 - Aug 12) 3 wks @ 2 days/wk  |  M/W 6:00pm-8:00pm $240












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