Edison Sailing Center Summer Program Descriptions

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Program Title

Sailing (8:30 – 12:00)
Ages 8-15

June 4-15: Session 1
June 18-29: Session 2
July 9-20: Session 3
July 23-Aug 3: Session 4

Basic Powerboat/Bobber Card (1:00 – 4:00 PM)
Ages 10-13

June 11-15: Session 1
July 9-13: Session 3

Safe Powerboat Handling Course (1:00 – 4:00 PM)
Ages 13-15

June 11-15: Session 1

Fishing (1:00 – 4:00 PM)
Ages 9-15

June 4-8: Session 1
June 25-29: Session 1

Paddleboarding (1:00 – 4:00 PM)
Ages 9-15

June 25-29
July 16-20

Windsurfing (1:00 – 4:00 PM)
Ages 10-15

June 11-15: Session 1

River Adventures (1:00 – 4:00 PM)
Ages 9+

June 4-8: Session 1
June 18-22: Session 2

420 Sailing (1:00 – 4:00 PM)
Grades 7-12 only

June 18-22: or July 9-13

Note: BVHS & FMHS have sailing clubs. Be sure to check them out!

Introduction to Racing & Advanced Sailing for Optis (1:00 – 4:00 PM)
Ages 8-15

July 30-Aug 3: Session 4

Introduction to Racing for Lasers & Club420s (1:00 – 4:00 PM)

July 23-27: Session 4

Note: The C420 sailboat uses a third sail called a spinnaker. Only students with 420 experience should register for this session.

Cost

$200
2 weeks

$150
1 week

$175
1 week

$150
1 week

$125
1 week

$150
1 week

$125
1 week

$100
1 week

$100
1 week

$125
1 week

Course Description, Requirements

Instruction is geared to all levels of sailors, with special emphasis on beginners. After each participant is assessed on basic skills, including swim test and capsize, the sailor will be placed into an appropriate instructional group & boat. The curriculum is based on US Sailing’s Learn Sailing Right for Beginners and Intermediate sailors.

Designed as an introduction to safe powerboat operation. Students will receive hands-on/water instruction and satisfactorily demonstrate On-the-Water Standards. Upon successful course completion and a passing grade on the written test, the student will earn the Florida Bobber Card (www.myfwc.com)

This is the NASBLA course that will include a powerboat text, review questions, demonstration of all OTW standards, and the successful completion of the national exam. Students must register for this course no later than June 1 to be assured of receiving materials in a timely manner.

Back by popular demand, fishing affords the young angler the basics of this favorite Florida activity. Anglers must be able to swim. They will need a USCG approved life jacket and a reusable water bottle.

Instructor Katie Boyce
No wind? No problem! Glide along the river and discover the “quiet” side. Your experienced instructor will offer some insights into the natural beauty of our waterways and shoreline.

Using the US Sailing manual Start Windsurfing Right!, participants will be introduced to the basics: the Board itself, points of sail, rigging & de-rigging, weather, and safety. Windsurfing requires upper body strength.

Kayak through canals or creeks, sail aboard the Hobie Wave or a 23’ keelboat, or participate in a river “exploration” in powerboats. Depending on weather and wind, your instructor(s) will provide some afternoon adventure.

Students are invited to try sailing in 420’s, a two-person sailboat used in high school & collegiate sailing. Students need NOT know how to sail to participate. Participants should be able to swim; bring a life jacket, reusable water bottle, and wear clothing that can get wet.

Sailors currently sailing in the Optimist class boat are invited to participate in this session if they are interested in learning more about racing. Tactics, drills, and the Racing Rules of Sailing will be part of the learning in this session. More experienced Opti sailors are encouraged to register for this session. School Year Program sailors should register for this session.

Sailors currently sailing in the Laser or Club420 class boat are invited to participate in this session if they are interested in learning more about racing. Tactics, drills, and the Racing Rules of Sailing will be part of the learning in this session. More experienced Laser & 420 sailors are also encouraged to register for this session. This is not a session for beginning sailors. School Year Program sailors should register for this session.

For a calendar of our 2018 Summer Programs

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  • Refunds will be considered if requested within 72 hours of the first day of class.
  • ESC’s programs are held outside ( and on the water). We have no control over the weather and cannot refund days when the weather is such that it would pose a safety issue for students or staff.
  • Classes are held in Overlook Park, 13001 N. Cleveland Avenue, N. Ft. Myers, just over the US 41 bridge into North Fort Myers. ESC is located in the park, adjacent to the Best Western Hotel.
  • Morning sailing instruction must have a minimum of 15 students enrolled for each session; powerboat, fishing, windsurfing & paddleboarding sessions typically have a lower enrollment and must have a minimum of six students for the course to be held.
  • All programs require a life jacket, reusable water bottle (please no single-use plastics!), sunscreen, sunglasses/hat; some may recommend insect repellent

A PARENTS DAY will be scheduled for the last Friday of each session. Please see each session for the specific time of the Parents Day:

Session

1 June 4 -8 & 11 – 15
2 June 18 – 22 & 25 -29
3 July 9 – 13 & 16 -20
4 July 23 – 27 & 30 – Aug 3

Time for Parents Day Activities

Friday, June 15 11:00 -12:00
Friday, June 29 11:00 – 12:00
Friday, July 20 11:00 – 12:00
Friday, August 3 11:00 – 12:00