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COVID-19 Information

We believe being on the water might be one of the best choices this summer! COVID-19 has interrupted all of our plans. We follow all US Sailing/American Camp Association recommendations for Day Camps. Unfortunately, we will be unable to host campers younger than 9 year's old.

FAQ

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Is Sailing Safe?

Will I fall in?

Sailing is a lifetime sport. It's not without risks, but if you can swim, you should be fine! (We also have full-coverage insurance, just in case...)

Isn't Sailing Expensive?

Isn't Sailing Expensive?

It doesn't have to be!

AYS programs are open to all area youth. (Scholarships are available!) Once you finish the program you'll have the opportunity to sail with Asheville Sailing Club members from April to November.

Is Sailing Hard to Learn?

Is Sailing Hard to Learn?

Well, it takes practice!

Like anything worth doing, the more time you spend sailing, the more you'll learn. We really want you to show up for all the lessons. Make a commitment to yourself.

When are Lessons?

When are Lessons?

It depends on the season!

We have Learn-to-Sail a few weeks every summer. Later in the summer, we host Junior Open Sailing Sessions for sailors we know. After school starts, we will practice on Tuesday & Thursdays and 1 weekend day.

What If I Have to Miss?

What If I Have to Miss?

There's a little leeway

Since each sailing session depends on the one before it, you can only miss one day in a session week. Learning to sail takes commitment!

Will there be health checks?

Will there be health checks?

COVID-19 Response

Yes, each instructor will be tested for COVID-19 prior to teaching. Each sailor's family will be asked screening questions each day and may be subject to an IR Temperature Screening.

How will you keep us 6' apart?

How will you keep us 6' apart?

COVID-19 Response

That's a real question! You will need to take responsibility. Boats will be set up a proper distance from each other on shore. No rafting-up. But we'll rescue you if we have to - don't worry!

Do I have to wear a mask?

Do I have to wear a mask?

COVID-19 Response

Each sailor will receive a buff/sun gaiter to wear on shore. On the water, wear it how you like. Don't infect the fish, okay?

2021-22 Sessions

Junior Racing Program (Ages 10-18)

Our Junior Racing Program is split into two groups. Learn to Race (LTR) and Advanced Racing Team (ART). The Learn to Race program prepares sailors for participating in club-level regattas. The Advanced Race Team travels to away regattas and clinics. Both groups sail in the evenings. All sailors start out in the Learn to Race program before graduating to the Advanced Race Team program.