Beginner Sailing All Day Program
Monday, Aug 21, 2023 (10:00 am - 4:00 pm)
Tuesday, Aug 22, 2023 (10:00 am - 4:00 pm)
Wednesday, Aug 23, 2023 (10:00 am - 4:00 pm)
Thursday, Aug 24, 2023 (10:00 am - 4:00 pm)
Maximum age: 17
Event Information: Beginner Sailing All Day Program (formerly Sailing Day Camp) focuses on having fun on the water while learning the basics of sailing. Total novices are welcome as are those with a prior familiarity with sailing. Students learn basic sailing theory, rigging and launching, sailing a straight course, tacking and gybing, parts of a boat, and recovery from a capsize. On-land games and activities are geared toward developing a love and appreciation of sailing while learning sailing terminology, safety, knots and other seamanship skills. The Badger Tech, RS Zest, and Badger Sloop are the primary boats used.
Location: This camp will be based out of the Hoofer Sailing Club at the Memorial Union - 800 Langdon Street, Madison WI 53706. On-land portions of the camp will be held either on the lakefront or in Memorial Union. On-water activities will occur on Lake Mendota. Parents/Guardians/Legal Custodians will be notified if any offsite activities will occur (e.g. some courses occasionally make visits by boat to James Madison Park).
Timing: Students should arrive about 10 minutes prior to the listed event start time on the first day of the session, and on time for the rest of the days thereafter. Program participants should not arrive more than 10 minutes prior to the start time, and should be picked up promptly at the end of the day.
Lunch: Students should bring lunch money for food at the Union or bring a sack lunch.
Prerequisites: Participants must be 10-17 year of age and be comfortable being in and around water. A Parent/Guardian/Legal Custodian must be a UW-Madison Student or a Wisconsin Union Member. Purchase of a membership to the Hoofer Sailing Club is not required for registration.
Covid-Related Information: Masks are no longer required in University of Wisconsin buildings, and Hoofer Youth Program activities take place primarily outside; program participants will not be required to wear masks, but are welcome to do so if they choose. Parents are asked to keep their children home if they are feeling unwell, and report a positive Covid test if one occurs. Other program participants will be notified for contact tracing and quarantine purposes, but in the interest of privacy, names will not be shared. Program participants are encouraged to be vaccinated if they are able to do so.
Drop-Offs and Pick-Ups: Campers should be dropped off in the turn-around circle at the North end of Park Street, next to the theater wing of Memorial Union. A Hoofer Youth Program staff person will be there to meet campers. Campers must be checked in and out at the start and end of each day by a parent/guardian/legal custodian. If camp participants will arrive on their own (by bike, bus, etc.), a signed note must be provided expressing permission for them to do so.
- Event Type
- Lesson / Training (ratings may be achieved)
- Cancellation, Reschedule, and Refund Information
- Courses will occur rain or shine, and indoor activities will be provided in the event of inclement weather. Program Cancellation: Full refunds are issued if the Hoofer Youth Sailing Program cancels a lesson due to low enrollment. Full Participant Cancellation: In order to receive a full refund, a notice of cancellation must be provided at least 5 days prior to the start of the class. Partial Participant Cancellation: For unanticipated late partial cancellations, we offer session credit up to the value missed. Due to the variability of these circumstances, Hoofers Sailing Club reserves the right to determine the credit owed.
- Equipment/ Gear Required by Participant
- Participants should bring or wear clothing they are comfortable moving in and getting wet. Closed toed shoes (water-shoes or closed toed sandals with a heel strap such as Tevas or Chacos) are required. Participants should bring a water bottle (drinking fountains are available onsite for filling), sunscreen, sunglasses, and a towel. Lifejackets are provided by the program for all participants and required at all times when on docks or in a boat. Changing rooms and a location to safely store backpacks, bags, etc. are available if students wish to bring extra clothing to change into or out of if their primary set gets wet.
- Food and Equipment Information
- (not set)