Sailing Camp - Beginner

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With its rich maritime history and proximity to the ocean, Charleston is the perfect place to learn the craft of sailing. Young sailors will learn the basics of seamanship and sailing from qualified experts at a classroom location outside of the park. After proper instruction, campers will crew their sailing vessels in the famous Charleston Harbor, where they will hone their skills and learn a variety of sailing and rescue techniques. Campers will split their days between sailing in the harbor and other activities at James Island County Park, including, but not limited to, climbing at the Wall and team building on the Challenge Course. This one-week course provides participants knowledge of basic skills necessary to get started in the lifelong sport of sailing. Charleston Community Sailing Program will provide half day sailing instruction including, but not limited to, knot tying, seamanship, techniques of sailing, terminology of sailing, rigging and most importantly, to have fun and be safe on the Charleston waterways. The other half of the day, we will challenge ourselves with fun adventure activities at the park. Upon the close of the week, participants will be able to navigate a two-person dinghy safely and with confidence.

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