Shool Year Program FAQ'S
Who is eligible to participate?
What is the School Year Program?
What about High School Sailing This Year?
What are the Costs?
ESC is a 501 (c) 3 corporation, not for profit, and relies on memberships, instruction fees, donations, volunteers, and community support to sustain operation. Fees include use of the boat and equipment and access to certified instructors. Students who wish to enter competitive sailing (racing) can anticipate additional costs for regatta fees, hotel & transportation costs, etc. Single child semester fee is $325; the second child in the same family is $200 per semester; third child is $175 per semester. Memberships are paid by September 1 & January 1 of each semester using our electronic system (Regatta Network)..
When and Where is Practice?
What is Expected of the Parents and Sailors?
Both Parents and Sailors play a vital role in a community-based sailing center. It is virtually impossible to have a successful program without the input & support of families. Parents are expected to sign-up for scheduled work days, and contribute time, talent & resources to specific activities scheduled during the year. Likewise, our sailors “pay it forward” through assisting in outreach boating programs for the community, work days, and summer programs, to name a few. As a non-profit group, we rely on volunteers. Without parent help the program cannot continue.
What about competitive sailing?
Much of what we teach and support at ESC focuses on developing skills for lifelong enjoyment of sailing – recreationally. For those who would like to race, ESC can suggest specific regattas that are developmentally appropriate for each sailor’s skill level. Travel, regatta fees, and associated costs are over & above membership fees. ESC hosts a US Junior Olympic Regatta every October – The River Romp. ALL of our sailors participate at no extra cost. Competitive sailing (racing) is parent-driven and managed. The statewide regatta schedule is currently in development as organizations determine the prudence of scheduling events this year.
Can parents learn how to sail or operate a powerboat?
Can I/We Rent Sailboats?
How is Edison governed?
ESC is a non-profit corporation, overseen by an elected Board of Directors, along with Ad Hoc Committees, Friends of ESC, & the Coaches. Parents may serve on the Board and are encouraged to do so. Operations Director, Mike Burby, maintains the equipment & properties. Ross & Stephanie Webb design programs, write grants, and oversee the organization. ESC was incorporated in 1983 and has been serving the youth of Lee County for more than 30 years. Three generations of sailors have come through the sailing center!