Intermediate Windsurfing and Sailing Camp
For campers (ages 9-15) who have mastered Level I, this week-long camp helps them continue honing their windsurfing and sailing skills through intensive on-the-water instruction.
Campers can expect to step up their performance, with greater challenges, as wind conditions will be stronger for this level. They will learn faster tacks, pivot jibes, more freestyle moves, advanced safety skills, and in-depth upwind sailing, under the supervision and guidance of Shoreline’s team of certified advanced-level instructors.
Topics covered include refining sail trim, heel control and sail shape controls. Capsize, self-rescue and man overboard drills are practiced as well.
Besides sailing a windward/leeward racecourse, timed racing starts and roll tacks will be covered. In addition, the camp includes intensive sailing drills and informal racing.
At the end of session, to provide an objective determination of skills learned, each camper goes through an evaluation/test of their progress and receives an individualized skills assessment.
You’ll learn the following skills:
- • Safety – Life Jackets, Buddy system, Dock Etiquette, Tying Knots
- • Fundamentals – Nomenclature, Wind Direction, Sail Theory, Rigging & Derigging
- • Basic Rig Handling – Sail Carrying, Balancing, Self Rescue
- • Boat Orientation – Crew Responsibilities, Basic Steering, Tacking, Jibing, Sail Trim
- • Capsizing, Cleating, Docking, Man Overboard, Course Selection, and more…
Prerequisites: Successful completion of Windsurfing & Sailing Camp Level I (or its equivalent) is required. And, campers should be comfortable swimming and treading water.
To Keep in Mind: Campers should be comfortable swimming and treading water, be able to submerge their heads under water, behave prudently if a capsize occurs, and be in adequate physical shape to engage in the Camp’s activities. If in doubt, please contact your doctor. In addition Campers and/or parents must notify a staff member regarding any medical condition of which the instructor should be made aware. Although you may provide your own, Shoreline does provide PFDs (life vests) and wetsuits.
A lunch catered by the American Bistro is included with this camp. Lunch selections vary by day and include a vegetarian option each day.
What To Bring
Every day Campers should bring a towel, bathing suit and two sets of dry, comfortable clothes (They will get WET – in the morning and again in the afternoon.). In addition, they should also bring a jacket or fleece, lots of sun protection, a bottle of water, and non-skid/non-marking shoes or booties to wear while on the boats and in the water (Tennis shoes, aqua socks, or Teva sandals work great!). No flip-flops allowed.
Hats and sunglasses are recommended but not required. If wearing glasses, Campers should bring a lanyard to secure glasses around their head. It is also a good idea to send along some additional money or a snack with your Camper to carry him/her throughout the day, as well as for locker tokens – cost $2 and are recommended for securing valuables.
Important: On the first day of camp, please arrive 15-20 minutes before the start time to register and sign-in.
Please Note: Also, parents, no pets, including dogs, may enter the park, even if they are inside a vehicle when dropping off and picking up campers.
|2021 Dates: 2 Weekends (Saturday-Sunday)|
Extended Care is not available for weekend programs.
Week-long summer sessions
|2021 Dates: 1 Week (Monday-Friday)|
|Extra Camp Supervision||8:00 - 5:30pm||$75||$300|
Want to purchase as a gift? Or, to have a pre-paid option available? Shoreline offers gift cards that can be used any time. Just contact the Boathouse (at firstname.lastname@example.org or 650.965.7474), and we’ll get you set up.