YOUTH SAILING WITH LHYC

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OVERVIEW
LHYC Youth Sailing provides a safe and fun way for kids to experience sailing. The program is centered around weekly group sailing where kids explore the lake, gain confidence in the boat and water, participate in fun games, and hone their sailing skills. With membership in the program, you have full access to club-owned sailboats, making it an easy and low-cost way to get involved in sailing (i.e. boat ownership is NOT required). Parents help the kids rig the boats, drive the safety boat, or kayak while the kids sail. Relaxed and social, it’s a great way to spend time together at the lake.

GOALS
• Provide a safe and fun way for kids to sail, gain confidence, and make sailing friends
• Offer a range of opportunities from fun sailing games to sailboat racing
• Enable parents to engage in the program and share experiences with their kids

BASICS

• Group sailing on Tuesday evenings at 6pm, June-August, weather permitting 
• Vanguard 420 racing on selected Wednesday evenings 
• Two types of club-owned sailboats available: seven Optimists and four 420s. 
• Appropriate for ages 7 and above

• Children are expected to have basic sailing skills
    • No formal training is provided, but parents & members can give pointers

    • Nearby formal classes available at
  Lake Calhoun: Lake Calhoun Sailing School 
  Lake Harriet: Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board.
  Lake Minnetonka: Wayzata Sailing School, Lake Minnetonka Sailing School,

  Medicine Lake: Three Rivers Park District
• Parents help the kids rig the boats, drive a safety boat, or kayak while the kids sail

• Once checked-out, families have access to sailboats anytime
• July regatta for kids ready to try racing (Twin Cities Youth Sailing)


LEARN MORE & JOIN
• Contact Robert Netzer at youth@lhycsailing.com.
• If you decide to join, LHYC membership enrollment is online.

• Annual program enrollment is based on first-come, first-served basis and is limited based on available equipment

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