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Advanced 2 Jul 13 10AM-03PM
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Day 3 Jul 15 09AM-03:30PM
Advanced 4 Jul 15 09AM-03:30PM
Day 4 Jul 16 09AM-03:30PM
Advanced 5 Jul 16 09AM-03:30PM
Jr. Club Champs Sep 02 10AM-03PM

Sail Camp News

2017-08-05 14:42:20 UTC

Jr. Club Championships - Labor Day Weekend (Sept. 2nd)

Jr. Club Championships will be held on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017.

Go to wcsc-sailing.org to register!!! or click here

Rules and race details (NOR) below:

 

Western Carolina Sailing Club 
Junior Championship 2017
Notice of Race/Sailing Instructions
 
Saturday of Labor Day Weekend
 
Rules - This regatta will be governed by RRS 2013-2016, the prescriptions of the US Sailing
Association and the sailing instructions. 
 
Eligibility - Open to all WCSC Juniors.  Junior eligibility ends the year of the 19 th birthday. 
To clarify, if the sailor turns 19 between and including January 1 st or December 31 st of 2017
the sailor is not a Junior for the entire year of 2017.  Junior sailor must have been eligible
for 2017 Junior Sailing Camp whether sailor attended or not. 
 
Registration – Please send an e-mail confirming your intent to compete to Joe Martin at:
joemartin1559@gmail.com.  Registration deadline is Wednesday, August 31, 2017.  There
 
Eligible Boats – The 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 Boats – If 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 Races – Five will be attempted.  One will count if weather does not cooperate. 
 
September 2, 2017 - 1000 Competitors Meeting at the Tiki Deck in the main parking lot.
 
September 2, 2017 - 1100 First Race followed by additional races. 
 
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.
 
W2 - From Starting Line, to Windward Mark, to Leeward Mark, back to the Windward Mark,
 
Scoring – Depending 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.

2017-08-05 14:38:34 UTC

Reminder: 2nd Session 1

This is a reminder that the 2nd (and final) Session 1 will take place THIS Saturday (June24th) from 9am to 11pm.  If you didn't attend the June 17th Session, you MUST come to turn in your paperwork and take the swim test, capsize drill, and lifejacket check.


2017-06-25 01:26:14 UTC

WCSC Jr. Sail Camp Session 1

WCSC Jr. Sail Camp Session 1

Held on June 17th and June 24th from 9:00 - 11:00 PM

Each student  MUST attend one of these sessions.

Remember to register on-line, print, sign, and bring the registration to the Session 1 day of your choice.

MUST HAVE LIFE JACKET WITH THEM.


2017-06-22 15:33:57 UTC

Jr. Sail Camp Session 1 this Saturday

CHECK IN LOCATION CHANGE FOR THIS SATURDAY’S JR. SAIL CAMP SESSION 1

 

This is a reminder that the first Jr. Sail Camp Session 1 is  this Saturday June 17th from 9am – 12Pm in the Clubhouse. As a reminder, please bring life jackets and sunscreen and shoes must be worn. Please note that  a parent or guardian must be present during the jr. sail camp session 1 also.

After check in, the junior participant will be guided to the location for their swim test and capsize drill. Please be advised that there will be boats being launched at the main launch ramp during this time so please avoid driving through the lower lot and please keep your child with you during this time unless they have been passed off to one of the adults  managing the jr. sail camp session one.

 

Thank you so very much for your cooperation and attention to this change.


2017-05-21 12:55:00 UTC

2017 Junior Sail Camp

Western Carolina Sailing Club

Beginning the 1st week of May, 2017, online payment and pre-registration will open at http://www.wcsc-sailing.org for this year’s Junior Sail Camp offered by Western Carolina Sailing Club. Due to the fact that classes fill up very quickly, online registration is REQUIRED and will be managed on a first come first serve basis. Payment can be made online or at the ‘session 1 registration’ of your choice which will be offered on Saturday June 17th from 9am – 11am and Saturday June 24th from 9am until 11am.

Session 1 Registration for Junior Sail Camp will consist of:

1). Turning in the completed student registration, parent consent & waiver of liability forms.
2). Attendance for the parent / guardian and Student in a brief orientation class regarding camp information and rules.
3). The student will partake in a swim test & capsize drill, regardless as to whether they have done this before.
4). Life jacket check – PLEASE MAKE SURE TO SEND THE LIFE JACKET THAT YOU INTEND FOR THE STUDENT TO USE DURING JUNIOR SAIL CAMP.

PLEASE BRING YOUR COMPLETED REGISTRATION PAPERWORK TO THE SESSION 1 REGISTRATION OF YOUR CHOICE. ATTENDENCE IS MANDATORY
to be able to Register your student for the 2017 Junior Sail Camp, regardless as to whether or not you sign your student up online.

You can attend either of the Session 1 registration days offered and you need only attend 1 to complete the registration for your student to attend this year’s junior sail camp.

Saturday June 17th from 9am – 11:00am

Saturday June 24th from 9am – 11:00am

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

The 2017 junior sail camp will be held for 4 days on July 8 & 9 and July 15 & 16 from 9:00am – 3:30pm each day. There will be an ice cream social and awards held on July 16th at 3:30. RSVP’s for your student and any family members is appreciated and can be done at the session 1 registration or the first weekend of camp.

Western Carolina Sailing Club’s Junior Sail Camp is open to anyone between the ages of 8 and 18 for both members and non-members. Within the camp there are 4 class opportunities based on prior participation and skill level. You will be asked to select one of the four classes on the registration form so please read the options carefully. If your child has previously attended, please register your child for the class they were last promoted to. (If your junior attended last year, they received a certificate that should identify the class they were promoted to). 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 registration.

1). Beginning Sailing 1 & 2 - Students of age 8 or older 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 any of the other classes offered. Class is from 9:00am – 3:30pm, each of the four days.

2). Intermediate Sailing 1 & 2 – Students of age 8 or older that have attended Beginning Sailing and have been advanced by their instructor(s) into intermediate. Beginning in 2012, there were certificates of advancement provided to each student that would show the student’s advancement into their new level. If your student has attended the WCSC Junior Sail Program in beginning sailing for 2 or more years, it can be assumed that your child will likely be qualified to advance to intermediate sailing this year and therefore, you should register your junior for this class. 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. Class is from 9:00am – 3:30pm, each of the four days.

The per-student fee for the four day program is $85 for club members kids or grandchildren & $220 for non-members. This fee includes:

5 days of instruction (which is the session 1 day of your choice and July 8, 9, 15 & 16)
4 lunches (for students & volunteers)
Snacks (for students & volunteers)
Sail Camp T-shirt OR Sail Camp Hat (for all students)

If you are interested in volunteering for this year’s Junior Sail Camp, please contact Melissa Kaisner at melissakize@gmail.comby 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 2017 Junior Sail Camp where the number 1 rule is to Have Fun!

 Melissa Kaisner, Patrick Hopp or Joe Martin
 
Melissa Kaisner                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Email: melissakize@gmail.com

Patrick Hopp
Email: phopp@elberton.net

Joe Martin
Email: joemartin1559@gmail.com
 


2017-04-18 12:50:56 UTC

Last Session - Advanced Jr Sailing Camp

Last Session - Advanced Jr Sailing Camp

          Sunday, July. 16, 2017

          Time:  10:00 - 3:00

          Lunch provided

          Certificates will be given out at 3:30 at the Club House.

WCSC Jr Club Sailing Championships

          Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017

          Time:  10:00 am - meeting

                     11:00 am - race starts

          Registration - email Joe Martin at joemartin1559@gmail.com - deadline Friday, Sept. 1, 2017

          Fee - None


2017-04-18 12:50:05 UTC

Advanced Sail Camp - Session 2

Advanced Sail Camp - 

Dates: - Saturday, July 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th and 16th

Time - 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

 We hope to see everyone at the camp.


2017-04-18 12:48:59 UTC

2017 Jr. Sail Camp

2017 Junior Sail Camp

Western Carolina Sailing Club

Registration begins the 1st week of May, 2017:

·        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!!

 

2017 WCSC Jr Sail Camp Dates:

June 17th or June 24tH (Sat.) 10:00am – 12:00am (Session 1 Class - Required)

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

July 15 & 16 (Sat. & Sun.) 9:00am – 3:30pm

There will be an Ice Cream Social and Awards held on July 16h 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 2017)

 

-      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 they were promoted to). 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 June 17th or June 24th from 10am – 12Pm

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.

·        Life jacket check – PLEASE MAKE SURE TO SEND THE LIFE JACKET THAT YOU INTEND FOR THE STUDENT TO USE DURING JUNIOR SAIL CAMP.
** 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 RacingStudents 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)

Fees:

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 17th or June 24tH), July 8, 9, 15 & 16

-      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 2017 WCSC Junior Sail Camp!!

 

Melissa Kaisner, Patrick Hopp, & Joe Martin

 

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

Patrick Hopp               Email: phopp@elberton.net / Mobile (706)988-4281

Joe Martin                   Email: joemartin1559@gmail.com


2017-04-06 00:35:53 UTC

Advanced Sail Camp Begins

Advanced Sail Camp begins Saturday, July 12, 2017!!!

Can't wait to see you all there!

Be ready to hit the water by 10:00 am. Camp ends at 3:00 pm. 

Bring towels, sun screen, lunch, and drinks.

Don't forget to bring a check to pay for camp!


2017-04-06 00:28:33 UTC

WCSC Junior Club Championships

Jr. Club Championships will be held on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017.

Rules and race details (NOR) below:

Western Carolina Sailing Club 
Junior Championship 2017
Notice of Race/Sailing Instructions
 
Saturday of Labor Day Weekend  
 
Rules - This regatta will be governed by RRS 2013-2016, the prescriptions of the US Sailing
Association and the sailing instructions. 
 
Eligibility - Open to all WCSC Juniors.  Junior eligibility ends the year of the 19 th birthday. 
To clarify, if the sailor turns 19 between and including January 1 st or December 31 st of 2017
the sailor is not a Junior for the entire year of 2017.  Junior sailor must have been eligible
for 2017 Junior Sailing Camp whether sailor attended or not. 
 
Registration – Please send an e-mail confirming your intent to compete to Joe Martin at:
joemartin1559@gmail.com.  Registration deadline is Wednesday, August 31, 2017.  There
 
Eligible Boats – The 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 Boats – If 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 Races – Five will be attempted.  One will count if weather does not cooperate. 
 
September 2, 2017 - 1000 Competitors Meeting at the Tiki Deck in the main parking lot.
 
September 2, 2017 - 1100 First Race followed by additional races. 
 
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.
 
W2 - From Starting Line, to Windward Mark, to Leeward Mark, back to the Windward Mark,
 
Scoring – Depending 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.