For adults wishing to learn the art and science of sailing, the Wiscasset Yacht Club adult sailing course is for you. The exact contents are customized to suit the knowledge and comfort level of the participants but will cover everything from why the sails work to the specifics of actually making them work. Terminology, boat handling, safety, sail trim, fundamental weather, knots, and rudimentary navigation will be covered. You might be ready to solo in light air at the end of these classes.
Basic and Intermediate classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3-5 p.m., or Saturdays at 10 a.m.-3 p.m., beginning Tuesday, Aug. 6 for three weeks ending Saturday, Aug. 24. The cost is $150 per class for non-members and $75 for members to support the WYC sailing program. Preference for participation will be given to WYC members as openings are limited.
Prerequisites include the ability to swim, and completion of the Orientation, Rigging and Ground school. Check the WYC website (wiscassetyc.com) for the dates of OR & G classes being held in July. These will be incorporated into the three-week sessions for those who have not completed them.
For further information or to register, contact Tom Stoner at 205-2409.