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WOW Sail Class on Sunfish


Why Sunfish? Isn’t that a kids’ boat?

Sunfish are easy for one person to rig and they only have one sail so you can become independent quickly. And the club has a bunch of them so it’s easy to go sailing on your own or gather with friends.


And if you are nervous about capsizing and righting the boat again, we’ve got you covered. It's not that hard. You just need the right conditions for learning.

So join instructors Sandi and Allison for a day of skill building and confidence building in a supportive, encouraging environment. Take the time you need to absorb the material and ask all the questions you want. Sailing is supposed to be fun!

We like using Sunfish because we find that basic sailing is best learned on small boats, where you can see cause and effect more easily. Once you feel comfortable sailing a smaller boat you can apply those same skills to larger boats

9:00 am - 11:30 am
:  We will meet in the clubhouse boardroom to explain and illustrate sailing basics.
11:30 am - 12:30 pm: Lunch. Please bring your own
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm: Rig the boats, capsize drills, and sail
3:00 pm - 4:00pm: Un-rig and secure the boats
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Cheese and crackers and questions.


*You don't have to be particularly athletic, but you do need to be able to get on and off the boat from the dock.

*You will change sides while you sail so you will need to be able to move under the boom. This could be difficult with neck or back problems.

*For the capsize drill you will need to feel comfortable being in the water, and you will need to be able to flop yourself back into the boat. This could be difficult with shoulder problems.


* A PFD (life jacket) to be worn at all times while on the boat
* Lunch
* A water bottle to take on the boat.
* Sailing clothes (hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, and so on...)


Saturday, June 25, 2022, 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM
Western Carolina Sailing Club
5200 Westwind Drive
Anderson, SC  29626
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Allison Fontenot
Assistant Instructor
Sandra Price
Head Instructor
Women on the Water (WOW)
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