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Thursday, May 25, 2017 

 

 JUNIOR SAILING: FAQ
I am not a member of the Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club, but I would like my children to be part of the Seawanhaka Junior Summer Program, can non-members participate?
Yes, you may participate in the SCJYC Program if you are not a member of SCYC. However, you must have a member sponsor you for the junior program. There is also an additional $150 once per year non-member fee for all non-member children. For further inquiries or an introduction, contact JuniorClub@seawanhaka.org.

How do I become a regular member?
You can inquire about regular membership by contacting SCYC’s Membership Secretary, Danielle Brown at (516) 922-6200 ext.110 or email Membership@seawanhaka.org

Will the program be cancelled if there is inclement weather?
We will always put safety first at SCJYC but we will not cancel for inclement weather. Staff routinely monitors radar for thunderstorms, and all coaches are qualified to run classes that maximize training value based on the conditions. Class is inside during thunderstorms, but we will sail in all other weather. Come prepared! 

What does my child need to bring to the summer program?
Every day, sailors need to bring:
• closed-toed shoes (e.g.tennis shoes, Crocs, neoprene sailing boots)
• a US CoastGuard (USCG) approved life-jacket, i.e. PersonalFlotation Device (PFD)
• sunscreen, a hat and a water bottle.
It is also recommended that sailors bring a towel, snack, change of clothes. There's a good chance that sailors will get wet every day. 

Where can I buy appropriate sailing clothing?
A popular site you buy online sailing gear online is APS (www.apsltd.com).
Some local dealers are:

Dinghy Shop Inc
334 S. Bayview Ave 
Amityville NY 11701
www.dinghyshop.com
Tel: 631-264-0005

Landfall Navigation
151 Harvard Avenue Stamford, CT 06902
www.landfallnavigation.com
Tel: (203) 487-0775 
 
Are classes prorated if I have to miss part of a session?
No, classes will not be prorated. We are committed to employing the best available local and international coaches in order to offer our sailors the best quality of coaching. Once the summer begins we are committed to them regardless if sailors attend or not. Under these circumstances, we cannot justify prorating.

Do you have a carpool set up?
No. We cannot organize carpools, nor can we give out personal information of other families in the program. If you would like to carpool, our race team meetings, preseason midwinter soiree, junior commissioning and/or the first day of class are good opportunities to meet other parents.

Can I stay and watch my child sail?
Parents are always welcome to watch from a distance. Experience has shown that most young sailors learn best without the distraction of a parent nearby. All of our coaches are trained to run safe and fun classes and appreciate your cooperation with this. Please contact the Sailing Director, Tomas Ruiz de Luque-TRuiz@seawanhaka.org if you have any questions.

I lost my… Did you find it?
We have a lost and found bin near the entrance to the bathrooms. Please label everything very clearly with your name and phone number. With more than 100 Junior Sailors participating in our annual program, our lost and found is usually very full by the end of the summer. Unclaimed items are donated to Goodwill or discarded at the end of each season.

Will my child have an opportunity to go swimming?
Sailors will need to pass a short swim test on their first day. This is done in our protected junior docks while wearing a PFD and shoes. This is to ensure sailors are comfortable in the water. Capsize recovery will be learned and/or reviewed as early in each class as is practical. 

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