WCSC Sail Camp
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Sail Camp Dates

Session 1 Jun 15 09AM-11AM
Session 1 Jun 29 09AM-11AM
Day 1 Jul 12 09AM-03:30PM
Day 2 Jul 13 09AM-03:30PM
Advanced 1 Jul 17 10AM-03PM
Advanced 2 Jul 18 10AM-03PM
Day 3 Jul 19 09AM-03:30PM
Advanced 3 Jul 19 10AM-03PM
Day 4 Jul 20 09AM-03:30PM
Advanced 4 Jul 20 09AM-03:30PM
Advanced 5 Jul 21 09AM-03:30PM
Jr. Champs Aug 31 10AM-03PM

Sail Camp News

2018-08-29 02:01:48 UTC

Junior Champs Info

See the below blog entry regarding the Junior Championships this Labor Day weekend.

Points of emphasis:

1) Read the NOR/SI

2) Contact Joe Martin if you are planning to race and/or need a boat ASAP

3) Have your boat rigged by 10am

4) Competitors meeting at the Tiki Bar at 10am

5) Have fun!

2018-08-29 01:56:40 UTC

2018 Jr. Club Championships - Labor Day Weekend (Sept. 1st)

Western Carolina Sailing Club 

Junior Championship 2018

Notice of Race/Sailing Instructions

Saturday of Labor Day Weekend


Rules- This regatta will be governed by RRS 2017-2020, the prescriptions of the US Sailing Association and the sailing instructions. 


Eligibility- Open to all WCSC Juniors.  Junior eligibility ends the year of the 19th birthday.  To clarify, if the sailor turns 19 between and including January 1st or December 31st of 2018 the sailor is not a Junior for the entire year of 2018.  Junior sailor must have been eligible for 2018 Junior Sailing Camp whether sailor attended or not. 


RegistrationPlease send an e-mail confirming your intent to compete to Joe Martin at: joemartin1559@gmail.com.  Registration deadline is Wednesday, August 29, 2018.  There is no registration fee.  


Eligible BoatsThe Junior Championship will be sailed in Lasers, 420s and Sunfish.  The Laser sailors may sail standard full rig, radial or 4.7.  WCSC has several Laser Radial and Laser 4.7 rigs for loaning on a first come basis.  The 420 sailors may sail with or without a spinnaker.  Please advise as to what you will be sailing when registering.        


Borrowed BoatsIf you will need to borrow a boat for the races please contact me well in advance so that appropriate plans can be made to secure boats.


Number of RacesFive will be attempted.  One will count if weather does not cooperate. 


Schedule of Events


September 1, 2018 - 1000 Competitors Meeting at the Tiki Deck in the main parking lot.  September 1, 2018 - 1100 First Race followed by additional races. Boats should be rigged before the meeting.


Starting Line/Course Marks– Starting line will be between the orange flag on the Race Committee and a red sphere.  The class flags and course marks will be identified and reviewed at the Competitors meeting on Saturday.


Race Course–  Windward –Leeward (W) or Windward-Leeward X 2 (W2).  Course description sheet will be provided at the Competitors meeting on Saturday.  Course W or W2 as well as the color and shape of the weather mark to be used will be displayed from stern of the Race Committee boat prior to the starting sequence.


W - From Starting Line, to Windward Mark, to the Finish Line. Marks will be left to port.


W2 - From Starting Line, to Windward Mark, to Leeward Mark, back to the Windward Mark, back to the Finish Line. Marks will be left to port.


ScoringDepending on registration trophies will be awarded for all classes.  The Junior Championship will be scored using the Portsmouth Handicap System thereby allowing the Overall Junior Champion to come from the Laser, 420 or Sunfish fleet.  The low point system will be used with no scores being discarded.

2018-07-11 14:11:13 UTC

Jr. Sail Camp 2018

The first weekend of Jr. Sail Camp was great!! We had a lot of wind, sailing, learning, and laughs!

Looking forward to this weekend!! 9:00 am - 3:30 pm each day!

Don't forget your sunscreen and towels!

Remember the ice cream social on Sunday when the campers get off the water around 3:30.

2018-06-27 11:23:29 UTC

Jr. Sail Camp Session I - Required

This is a reminder that the last Session I class (REQUIRED) is this Saturday, June 30th from 9:00 - 11:00.

Please bring your PFD (lifejacket) that you will be wearing in camp.

Bring a check or cash for payment.

See you then!

2018-06-27 11:13:42 UTC

Dingy Races

Centerboard Fleet special event coming up this Friday.  We have a special edition of Friday Night of the Dinghy’s this coming June 29th.  First whistle on the water is at 6:00p. If anyone needs help setting up or needs a boat for on the water respond back to me and let me know.  The last Dinghy night we had 6 boats and a lot of fun. So come on out for some low pressure side by side sailing and join us afterward for pizza at the club house.  We also have a “Spectator Boat” that will be going out with us Friday night.  There are 10 seats available, if you are interested in watching the races up close let me know and reserve a seat and then join us afterwards for pizza and drinks.


Best regards,


Eric Seymour



2018-06-06 15:53:06 UTC

Dingy Races

Friday night Dingy Races at WCSC. All are welcome! This is a fun time to get some racing practice. Races start at 6:00 pm on the water.

2018-04-06 13:09:09 UTC

2018 Jr. Sail Camp

2018 Junior Sail Camp

Western Carolina Sailing Club

Registration begins the 1st week of May, 2018:

·        On-line registration (REQUIRED)at www.wcscsailcamp.com


·        On-line payment at www.wcsc-sailing.org or bring a check to the “Session 1 Class” of your choice (dates below).


·        Classes fill up very quickly, and will be managed on a first come, first serve basis. Register Soon!!


2018 WCSC Jr Sail Camp Dates:

June 16th or June 30tH (Sat.) 9:00am – 11:00am (Session 1 Class - Required)

July 7 & 8 (Sat. & Sun.) 9:00am – 3:30pm

July 14 & 15 (Sat. & Sun.) 9:00am – 3:30pm

There will be an Ice Cream Social and Awards held on July 15h at 3:30. Sign-up for your student and any family members is appreciated. Sign-up sheet will be available at the Session 1 Class or the first weekend of camp.
Camper Requirements:

-      open to anyone between the ages of 8 and 18 (turn 18 in 2018)

-      open for both members and non-members.

-     Class opportunities based on prior participation and skill level. (If your junior attended last year, they received a certificate that should identify the class in which they will be enrolled). If you are unsure of what class your child should attend, please email Melissa Kaisner at melissakize@gmail.com or you can ask on the day of your Session 1 Class.

Session 1 Class:  (for Beginner & Intermediate Classes only)

***Must attend one – mandatory!

Saturday June16th or June 30th from 9am – 11am

Session 1 Class will consist of:

·        Turning in the completed student registration, parent consent & waiver of liability forms (simply print and sign on-line registration)

·        Brief Orientation Class regarding camp information and rules (for the parent/guardian and Student)

·        Swim test & capsize drill, regardless as to whether they have done this before.

** Please note that if your student is unable to attend a “Session 1 Class”, UNLESS OTHER ARRANGEMENTS HAVE BEEN MADE, and we have potential participants waiting in line for an open slot, this can result in your junior not being able to participate in this year’s Junior Sail Camp.


Classes Available:

1). Beginning Sailing 1 & 2- Students of any age may attend Beginning Sailing. This class teaches the basics of dinghy rigging, sailing, safety, wind, weather, knots, docking, starting, stopping etc. Students are required to attend this class for 2 or more years prior to advancing to Intermediate Sailing.

2). Intermediate Sailing 1 & 2– Students of any age that have attended Beginning Sailing and have been advanced by their instructor(s) into intermediate. The intermediate class instruction will include but is not limited to the following; rigging, sail trim, wind reading, basic rules of the road, beginning racing, tactics, etc. Students are required to attend this class for 2 or more years prior to advancing to Advanced Racing.


3). Advanced Racing–Students must qualify (have been advanced by their instructor(s) into intermediate ) for Advanced Racing and are usually 15 – 18 yrs of age. Beyond what is taught in the Beginning and Intermediate classes, students learn to race competitively and from here are encouraged to take part in WCSC Centerboard races, other Junior races in the surrounding area, or even to continue their racing careers at the college level. (Advanced Racing is held on separate days)

4:) Cruising Class- Students of any age may attend the Cruising Class. This class also teaches the basics of rigging, sailing, safety, wind, weather, knots, docking, starting, stopping etc, but does so in a team environment with the instructors on the boat. These boats will be larger centerboard or keel boats.


WCSC Club Members - $85.00 per student

Non-Members - $220.00 per student

This fee includes:

-      5 days of instruction - Session 1 Class (either June 23rd or June 30tH), July 7, 8, 14 & 15

-      4 lunches (for students & volunteers)

-      Snacks (for students & volunteers)

-      Sail Camp T-shirt

-      Ice Cream Social

-      Certificates & Evaluations

If you are interested in volunteering for this year’s Junior Sail Camp, please contact Melissa Kaisner at melissakize@gmail.com by no later than July 1st, 2017. We have several volunteer opportunities for kitchen help as well as ice, snacks, boat launch and haul out, setup, clean up, etc.

We look forward to seeing you at the 2018 WCSC Junior Sail Camp!!

                   Melissa Kaisner, Patrick Hopp, & Joe Martin



 Melissa Kaisner          Email: melissakize@gmail.com/ Mobile (864) 630-6719

Patrick Hopp               Email: phopp@elbertga.us / Mobile (706)988-4281

Joe Martin                   Email: joemartin1559@gmail.com