Typical Daily Lesson Plan – Instructors have organized classes into a structured and fun way to learn to sail. The normal class procedure starts with rigging the boats followed by a chalk talk to learn new material and practice drill formats. We then spend the majority of the class on the water performing a variety of drills discussed in the chalk talk. The class wraps up with de-rigging the boats and going over the day’s activities with a summary chalk talk.
The Driveway – Yes it is narrow and steep but not difficult to navigate. There are two pull-offs to the side of the driveway (one on the left when going down the hill and one farther down on the right) just in case you meet someone coming the other way. Typically the car coming up the hill should make way for the car coming down the hill but if you are near a pull-off, you might as well use it to let the oncoming car pass.
Just take it slow and all will be fine!
Bad Weather – The instructors will attempt to provide as much safe on the water time as possible. We occasionally will run into days where there is too little or too much wind or other unsafe conditions. Alternate on-shore activities are planned for these cases.
Equipment to bring to class – Students are required to bring and wear their own coast guard approved Personal Flotation Device (PFD, life jacket) at all times while on or near the water. Loaner life jackets can be provided if needed. Students will get wet so bring an extra change of clothes. A hat, sunscreen, water bottle, swim suit, towel, closed toe sneakers or water shoes are also standard sailing gear to bring.
RCS Health and Safety Protocols
• Stay home if you feel ill and/or have any Flu or COVID-19 symptoms
• Wash hands or use hand sanitizer before and after your lesson
• Practice social distancing (keep minimum 6 feet from others when possible)