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.
Weekly 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.