Summer sailing classes begin June 16 at CBMM

Kids can explore the Miles River and learn maritime skills in the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s (CBMM) summer sailing program, where new and experienced sailors gain the confidence to sail a small boat in a fun, safe, and encouraging environment.

sailing classWeekly morning and afternoon classes are offered June 16 through August 8 for participants 8 years of age and older. Offering instruction for sailors at basic, intermediate, and advanced sailing levels, the classes include limited classroom time and three hours of on-the-water experience. Two-day adult and teen sailing classes are offered on weekends, with both classes utilizing a fleet of 15-foot JY sailboats.

Participants learn sailing and teambuilding skills including water safety, rigging, boat handling, and docking. The week ends with a family picnic and awards ceremony, where student accomplishments are celebrated. Pre-registration is needed, with a CBMM member cost of $200, or $250 for non-members.

Hourly, private sailings lessons are also available by reservation. For class schedules as well as information about monthly boater safety courses, visit www.cbmm.org/l_families.htm. Space is limited in all classes. To register, contact Helen Van Fleet at 410-745-4941.

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