Monday, June 27, 2011

Pirate Camp is Coming!!

Pirate Camp is coming up during the first three weeks of August. It was founded to give the kids of Anacortes Yacht Club a fun introduction to sailing. At Pirate Camp, kids learn the basics of sailing: how to rig and sail dinghies, basic knots, capsize recovery, and have fun on the water with other kids. They will spend three days on dinghies and have a chance to steer the boat, trim the sails, and take care of the boats. On Friday, we sail keelboats to "Scallywag" Island and kids get a chance to steer a keelboat, trim the sails (usually including a spinnaker), anchor, and ferry to the beach on a dinghy. All ages are welcome. The youngest kids have been in the 5 year old range, and teenagers are gratefully welcomed. Each boat with have a competent sailor on board, and a chase boat will always be at the ready! Add a little pirate fun, and we've got Pirate Camp! Each year the camp has grown, and we are limited by how many boats are donated for use, and how many volunteers are available to go out with the kids... so sign up soon, before it fills up!

Go to the website's Event Registration page for a printable registration form.

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