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.
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. 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)
• Unless you are fully vaccinated for COVID-19, wear face masks / coverings while on shore and in the clubhouse
• Utilize the RCS Health and Safety Pre-Screening form before participating in RCS lessons and activities