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Basic Keelboat Summer Camp - BK1 & BK2

BK1 - Students sail on 22-25 sailboats on the Oakland Estuary. They learn the basics of how to prepare to cast off, after pushing away from the dock they raise sails. Once underway they work the lines to sail their boat safely. Next they learn how to sail near other boats by learning the 'rules of the road' for avoiding collision and how to be good look-outs for safe navigating around all they come across.

BK2- Students discover how to make their boat go places and get to see things unique to being on the water. They start close to port then work out to the top of the south San Francisco Bay. They love the safe, dry stable ride and working as a team. In the 2nd week they develop leadership roles and learn the more complex efforts to reduce sail, stop the boat with sails, anchor at Treasure Island or COB or how to return to pick up a hat or ring.




SB 1 & 2 - Small Boat Summer Camps

SB 1 - First the Game of Sailng: Beat the summer heat with a small boat sailing camp with Afterguard. Youth learn how to use the wind to get around the water and how to keep their boat upright, or not. They start with Capsizing drills just after knot tying. They experience the thrill of silently gliding over the water propelled only by the wind and their skills. New students focus on the terms, rigging and how to be crew having fun sailing.

SB 2 - Learn to Cruise in a Small Boat: Once able to manage a small boat as crew and a skipper campers learn to extend their range. Sail around USCG island and up to JLAC. Students experience the real freedom of sailing a small boat. In years past have included a parent's day for the kids to act as skipper or to sail side by side racing their folks in a small boat ralley.


Keelboat 2 Bay Explorers

Once students have the skills to sail both small boats and keel boats they can go for a San Francisco Bay Adventure! Take it to the bay and discover the rich maritime history of the San Francisco Bay. Learn about sailing in the semi protected waters of the SF bay and the challenges it can present.

Advanced course for students who already know how to sail Keel boats and want to take it to the next level. Spend the week visiting points of interest around the SF bay by boat. Sail to Vessel Traffic Service and see how the Coast Guard Directs traffic and search and rescue in the bay. Anchor in aquatic park and visit the Hyde St. Pier maritime museum. See how the water flows in and out of the bay at the bay model in Sausiltio. On thursday morning come packed up to spend the night on the boat as we sail to and spend a night moored at Angle Island